Morning Edition for January 25, 2013
Jan 25, 2013 — Gun control advocates acknowledged they'll face big obstacles in Congress to a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But they say the shooting last month of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut could make a difference.
Jan 25, 2013 — James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. When he left, the value of the team fell by tens of millions of dollars — and the value of his new team, the Miami Heat, rose by tens of millions. Planet Money looks at why economists say James should be making closer to $40 million a year.
Jan 25, 2013 — Financing a movie can be tough — but more and more filmmakers are crowdsourcing their creative cash. Nearly 10 percent of the films at this year's Sundance Film Festival found backers through the online fundraiser Kickstarter.
Jan 25, 2013 — The Sisterhood is a new reality show about the lives and struggles of five Atlanta-area preachers' wives. The show has been likened to the Real Housewives franchise and has drawn criticism for its warts-and-all portrayal of the women. But they say they felt called by God to participate.
Jan 25, 2013 — Obtaining a U.S. visa can be pretty straightforward if you have $500,000. The EB-5 program grants foreigners permanent residency if they invest $500,000 in an American business and create at least 10 jobs. Despite its success, critics say the program pushes the rich to the front of the immigration line.
Jan 24, 2013 — Bryan Wilmoth grew up in a strict, religious household where all of his siblings either ran away or were kicked out. He was the first to go, after his father discovered he was gay. Years later, Wilmoth tried piecing the family back together and assuming the big brother role once again.