Morning Edition for May 30, 2011
May 30, 2011 — Ann Powers says the 99 cents Amazon charged for Born This Way helps Gaga's "plan to dominate popular culture."
May 30, 2011 — Some of the best summers are those filled with journeys, reunions and good food — three themes that factor prominently in the books recommended by our independent booksellers.
May 30, 2011 — A U.N. resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on protesters faces diplomatic challenges, and the U.S. is considered unlikely to intervene militarily. Still, Syrian experts believe President Bashar Assad's loss of credibility will ultimately cause him to relinquish power.
May 30, 2011 — The company owns a huge amount of information about a huge number of people — more than 600 million. As the relationship between the site and the political establishment blossoms, the rules for what the company can do with that information are still being written.
May 29, 2011 — The journal Science has published critiques by eight scientists of a report that described a mysterious microbe in California's Mono Lake that seemed to thrive on a diet of arsenic. One of the critics says the hype surrounding the paper got ahead of the science.
May 26, 2011 — For many family members of those who served honorably in the National Guard and Army Reserves, Memorial Day brings a painful reminder of the casualty of war at home. Nationally, the number of off-duty members who've committed suicide has nearly doubled from 80 in 2009 to 145 last year.