Morning Edition for February 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012 — A tax proposal on the table in Massachusetts could discourage sugar consumption a bit by making sugary foods more expensive. But outside Massachusetts, surveys show that a majority of taxpayers oppose the idea of a "sin tax" on soda and candy.
Feb 7, 2012 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo chronicles the hardscrabble lives of some of Mumbai's poorest — and most inventive — people in her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
Feb 7, 2012 — China's Vice President Xi Jinping is coming to America. Next week, he'll meet with President Obama at the White House. He'll lead a trade delegation to California. And he'll also make a stop in Muscatine, Iowa. Xi visited the town (population 22,886) in the 1980s, as part of an agricultural mission.
Feb 7, 2012 — As the Legislature begins its regular session Tuesday, one of the big issues lawmakers will take up is the state's immigration law — considered the nation's toughest crackdown on illegal immigrants. Business leaders are driving efforts to modify the law now that some say it could cost the state $11 billion.