Morning Edition for July 18, 2012
Jul 18, 2012 — For athletes anywhere, just qualifying for the Olympics can be a full-time job. But in India, training full-time is a luxury few can afford. That means many work part-time government jobs. And for the lucky athlete, it can result in a job for life.
Jul 18, 2012 — Some conservative scholars think they may have discovered a flaw that could send the law back to court, or at least cause some big problems for its implementation.
Jul 18, 2012 — With one of the highest incarceration rates in the country, Arizona also has one of the highest percentages of children with a parent in prison. In rural Coconino County, 1 of every 28 minors has an incarcerated parent, and that county is helping families stay in touch without bringing kids inside prison walls.
Jul 18, 2012 — The editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek recommends reading material in a Morning Edition monthly feature called "Word of Mouth." This month, Brown recommends two articles and a book relating to the changing nature of war.
Jul 18, 2012 — Corporations pay a lot of money to be official Olympic sponsors, so there are strict rules about who can and can't use the games to promote their products — rules the Olympic Committee isn't shy about enforcing. Just ask a group of knitters who recently got a cease and desist letter from the USOC.
Jul 18, 2012 — A new report finds that millions of potential voters in states that require photo ID at the polls live more than 10 miles from the office that issue IDs. Nearly half a million of these people don't have access to a car or other vehicle. With the new requirements, "it certainly looks and feels like a poll tax," says one voter advocate.
Jul 18, 2012 — In his new memoir Love Is the Cure, John says his struggles with addiction have left him stronger as both a man and a musician.
Jul 18, 2012 — Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are being considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Is it fair to other players if Clemens and Bonds receive the honor?