Mike Moen http://nhpr.org en Is It Too Soon To Worry About Holiday Retail Sales? http://nhpr.org/post/it-too-soon-worry-about-holiday-retail-sales The calendar says October, but retailers and economists are already analyzing the holiday shopping season. With budget battles gripping Washington and an economy that's still recovering, there are mixed feelings about how far shoppers will open their wallets. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:14:00 +0000 Mike Moen 36762 at http://nhpr.org Drought Threatens Small Town's Big Boat Race http://nhpr.org/post/drought-threatens-small-towns-big-boat-race Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The drought is threatening a major event important to one small lake town. For more than 25 years, DePue, Illinois has hosted the American Powerboat Association's national championships. This year, officials discovered the water level in the lake was too low. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:34:00 +0000 Mike Moen 9528 at http://nhpr.org