Morning Edition for June 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012 — The Supreme Court surprised a lot of people Thursday when it upheld the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul law. That is the requirement that everyone either have insurance or pay a fine or a tax. The decision was a big victory for Obama but it also gave his GOP rival Mitt Romney some opportunities.
Jun 29, 2012 — It's 9:45 am on Thursday at the headquarters of Health Plan One, a health insurance agency that sells private policies. The biggest court decision ever regarding health insurance is about to come down.
Jun 29, 2012 — April Bloomfield says she loves the smell of frying liver, the taste of a good thick steak shared with friends, and the crunch of a crispy fried pig's ear. Her new cookbook is a paean to meat — and from snout to tail, every part of the animal appears on her dinner table.
Jun 29, 2012 — Bishop Ricardo Ramirez's grandmother lived a long and full life. But it was the way Francisca Espitia approached her final years that may have impressed her grandson the most. It started with a story about how she'd been enjoying life at 90.
Jun 29, 2012 — Paco Ignacio Taibo II and his fictional protagonist, Hector Belascoaran Shayne, follow crime trails in a dark, violent Mexico City. But the author has not written about his detective since the drug war began about six years ago.
Jun 29, 2012 — The Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal health care law was met with a variety of reactions from business groups and owners. Some said the decision would help them grow, but others said the ruling would make them more hesitant to hire.