Morning Edition for November 30, 2012
Nov 30, 2012 — Peony Pavilion is one of China's most famous operas, but uncut performances of this romantic 16th century work can take more than 22 hours. An adapted version of the dream-like opera will take place at the Metropolitan Museum.
Nov 29, 2012 — For more than 20 years, the Rev. Eric Williams has devoted himself to educating people about AIDS and helping those who suffer from the disease. As he recalls, one funeral — and a "favor" — led him to the undertaking. World AIDS Day is Saturday.
Nov 29, 2012 — Athletes may show intense emotion in their face, but you'll need more than that to tell if they won or lost. A new study suggests people don't read extreme facial expressions to judge how a person is feeling.
Nov 29, 2012 — There's more to Mexico than drug-related violence. The country's economy is actually doing well, due in part to solid exports to the U.S.
Nov 29, 2012 — Back in 1984, Congress gave authorities the power to let people out of federal prison early, in extraordinary circumstances, like if inmates were gravely ill or dying. But a new report says the Federal Bureau of Prisons blocks all but a few inmates from taking advantage of "compassionate release."