People: Robert Siegel en AMR, US Airways To Announce Merger Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It appears the American Airlines and US Airways are going to merge. There are multiple reports that late today the boards of the two companies approved the merger, which will create the country's largest carrier. The deal, if it survives regulators' antitrust review, will allow American to emerge from bankruptcy.<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn joins us from Dallas with more on the merger. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:44:00 +0000 People: Robert Siegel 33175 at Newtown Holds Prayer Vigil For Shooting Victims Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Many residents of Newtown are gathered this evening at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for a prayer vigil. NPR's Quil Lawrence is outside the church and he joins us now. And, Quil, what's going on inside the church this evening?<p>QUIL LAWRENCE, BYLINE: The church is packed with parishioners. I slipped in there over an hour ago as people started to fill up the pews. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:49:00 +0000 People: Robert Siegel 30811 at Conn. Shooting Brings Attention To School Security Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The nation remains riveted by the news that a gunman has shot and killed 26 people - children and adults - in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter has also been pronounced dead along with an adult at the gunman's home in Newtown. It is every parent's nightmare. You send your children to school and you trust there are security and evacuation plans in place to protect them. Joining us is NPR's education reporter Claudio Sanchez to discuss school security both at Sandy Hook Elementary, where the shooting occurred, and more broadly. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:27:00 +0000 People: Robert Siegel 30808 at In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, host: The Republicans who would like to unseat President Obama used this Labor Day to talk conservative fundamentals in South Carolina. Tea Party favorite Senator Jim DeMint hosted five of the GOP candidates for president at a forum in Columbia, but the new frontrunner in the crowded Republican field didn't make the event. NPR's Debbie Elliott has been following the forum today, and she joins us now. Debbie, this could have been our first chance to see the two top candidates in the polls side by side. Mitt Romney was there. Mon, 05 Sep 2011 19:00:00 +0000 People: Robert Siegel 560 at