Morning Edition for March 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012 — A new method of obtaining organs for transplantation has some in the medical community questioning whether donors are technically "dead." The controversy centers around how one defines "dead" — something that turns out to be pretty complicated.
Mar 28, 2012 — The justices will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the health law's expansion of Medicaid for the poor unfairly forces the states to participate. And their decision could greatly affect the relationship between the federal government and the states.
Mar 28, 2012 — This weekend, college basketball fans will be glued to TVs and computer monitors to keep tabs on the NCAA's Final Four. But as much as people love filling out brackets, the sport is being hurt by anonymous "one and done" players, says Frank Deford.
Mar 28, 2012 — Gangster and samurai movies have long dominated the Japanese film industry, and both genres require high body counts. Kirareyaku, or "sliced-up actors," specialize in meeting that need. The group's leading light, Seizo Fukumoto, has died at least 50,000 times — on screen.
Mar 28, 2012 — More than 17,000 sound recordings made by the famed folklorist are now available, for free.
Mar 27, 2012 — U.S. archer Khatuna Lorig hopes to return to the Olympics this summer. But she's already helped put archery into The Hunger Games this spring — by training the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence. In the film's kill-or-be-killed competition, Lawrence's character relies on her ability with a bow.