Scott Graf http://nhpr.org en With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own http://nhpr.org/post/bullets-scarce-more-shooters-make-their-own Gun stores around the country have had difficulty keeping up with demand for ammunition in recent months. Fears of government tightening of gun and ammunition controls have meant that retailers, from Wal-Mart to mom-and-pop gun shops, haven't been able to keep bullets on the shelves.<p>Cliff Poser's gun shop, Cliff's Guns, Safes and Reloading in Boise, Idaho, is one of them. Business has been so crazy lately that he has to keep a special stash of ammunition, just so customers who buy guns from him can also buy bullets.<p>Poser says the current ammunition shortage is the worst that he's seen. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Scott Graf 30778 at http://nhpr.org With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own Bacon Shortage Is Hogwash http://nhpr.org/post/bacon-shortage-hogwash Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We are going to rip the lid off the pork panic at NPR's business news.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: This called for serious investigation. A group of British pork producers sent fear into the hearts of bacon lovers worldwide by predicting an impending pork shortage. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Scott Graf 14222 at http://nhpr.org Firefighting Planes Battle Wildfires And Old Age http://nhpr.org/post/firefighting-planes-battle-wildfires-and-old-age As wildfires continue to burn in the West, the U.S. Forest Service is going to battle this summer with fewer air tankers. The number of planes that drop retardant on fires has shrunk significantly over the past 12 years.<p>In Boise, Idaho, the shortage of air tankers has led to some unexpected repurposing of aircraft.<p>"This particular aircraft was used as Air Force One at one point," explains pilot Lyle Ehalt, standing next to his shiny white-and-green tanker at the Boise Airport.<p>Ehalt, who flew the air tanker over a nearby grass fire, says the plane used to carry President Gerald Ford. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Scott Graf 7945 at http://nhpr.org Firefighting Planes Battle Wildfires And Old Age