Pat Blank http://krwg.org en Hearing Postponed In Peregine CEO's Fraud Case http://krwg.org/post/hearing-postponed-peregine-ceos-fraud-case Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Russell Wasendorf had hoped he'd be released on bail today, but the bail hearing has been postponed. So the former head of Peregrine Financial Group remains in jail, and the business empire he built continues to crumble.<p>Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank reports Wasendorf's once fairy tale lifestyle came to an abrupt end earlier this month. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:19:00 +0000 Pat Blank 22993 at http://krwg.org Pink Slime Maker To Close Plants, 650 To Lose Jobs http://krwg.org/post/pink-slime-maker-close-plants-650-lose-jobs Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Some other news. Two words - pink slime - have been powerful enough to cost the jobs of 650 meat-processing workers.<p>Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank reports on the backlash against a ground-beef filler.<p>PAT BLANK, BYLINE: Officials with Beef Products Incorporated, or BPI, will permanently close three production plants in Waterloo, Iowa; Amarillo, Texas; and Garden City, Kansas; by the end of the month.<p>BPI is the maker of what the industry calls lean, finely textured beef, a product that critics refer to as pink slime. Iowa Gov. Wed, 09 May 2012 08:22:00 +0000 Pat Blank 17817 at http://krwg.org