All Things Considered for April 4, 2013
Apr 4, 2013 — Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York's current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.
Apr 4, 2013 — Some of the tiniest critters inside the harsh, otherwordly vents at the bottom of sea are unlike almost anything on Earth. They don't need oxygen to thrive — they can use rocket fuel. The discovery is a hint that our planet's first microbes probably sucked up whatever chemicals they could to survive.
Apr 4, 2013 — Fuchsia Dunlop shares a "Found Recipe" for stir-fried snow vegetable with green soybeans, a dish she enjoyed in the countryside near Shanghai.
Apr 4, 2013 — The measures include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales. They follow a shooting at a crowded shopping mall in a Portland suburb just days before the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Apr 4, 2013 — He was a print journalist initially, but Ebert's "thumbs up" TV critiques were just as influential as his essays, and he later carved out a prodigious digital presence. Ebert died Thursday after struggling for years with cancer. He was 70 years old.
Apr 4, 2013 — It is the first time in four decades of polling, those favoring legalization are in the majority. It is a dramatic shift in public opinion. In 1969 just 12 percent supported legalization.
Apr 4, 2013 — The Stones' 1969 concert at the park drew 250,000 people and was tinged with sorrow, coming just two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones. Just before performing, Mick Jagger silenced the crowd for a remembrance of Jones.
Apr 4, 2013 — Philosophers, poets and psychologists have long shared a fascination with dreams. Now Japanese scientists have scanned the brains of dreaming volunteers to create a lexicon of imagery that can be used to detect and decode dreams while a person sleeps.