Morning Edition for March 27, 2013
Mar 27, 2013 — Creators of a solar-powered aircraft hope to fly it day and night across the U.S. with no fuel, and eventually around the world. It's a quixotic — some might call it nutty — undertaking. But the creators hope the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.
Mar 27, 2013 — The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle are the latest big newspapers embracing a pay model for Web content that had been free. But around the country, more small papers, like the Chinook Observer in Washington state, have also started charging for their digital content in a bid for economic survival.
Mar 27, 2013 — There's a trend in the startup world toward combining business and smartphone apps with altruistic goals. From human trafficking to helping farmers in Uganda, experts say, there's a market for doing social good with technology.
Mar 27, 2013 — For the first time, new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend teaching K-12 students about climate change. Educators say many teachers have shied away from the polarizing topic, and an organized campaign to promote it as "controversial" leaves many students confused.
Mar 26, 2013 — The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition and benefits for same-sex couples. The case involves a woman charged a hefty estate tax when her spouse died, which she would not have owed if her spouse had been a man.
Mar 26, 2013 — Frank Deford isn't impressed with the style of play — or the style of uniforms — in this year's March Madness.