Morning Edition for February 6, 2012
Feb 6, 2012 — Minnesota holds its Republican caucuses on Tuesday. But in the race for the White House, these caucuses are just a nonbinding straw poll.
Feb 6, 2012 — The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is fighting to keep controversy from undermining its fundraising efforts. Komen spends tens of millions of dollars for cancer research, education and screening. But that spending was criticized long before the current flap over its Planned Parenthood grants.
Feb 6, 2012 — The first big fields of stevia ever grown in the U.S. will spout this summer in California's Central Valley. One company is trying to turn this semiwild, zero-calorie plant into an industrial crop at Silicon Valley speed.
Feb 6, 2012 — Robert Harris' new novel explores the scary possibilities of the computerized world we have created for ourselves.
Feb 6, 2012 — Access to emergency contraception has swirled at the center of a recent flurry of debate over insurance coverage. The most popular brand, Plan B, is a pill women can take if their birth control fails or they forget to use it. Today, about 10 percent of sexually active women say they've used Plan B.
Feb 6, 2012 — The Grammys reward industry insiders, and Mars is no stranger to the business.
Feb 6, 2012 — Condoms, vaginal films, jellies, foams and sponges containing the spermicide N-9 are widely available without a doctor's prescription. N-9 can increase the risk of HIV transmission in certain cases, but many consumers don't know that.
Feb 6, 2012 — Before the recession, Idaho had one of the fastest growing economies in the country. But last year, its jobless rate peaked at nearly 10 percent. That number has begun to creep down - but many workers in the state are still struggling to replace the jobs they've lost.