Morning Edition for January 3, 2014
Jan 3, 2014 — A very cold winter storm is engulfing much of the Northeast, dumping more than 20 inches of snow in some areas and bringing strong winds along with it. Schools are closed in Boston and New York City. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Officials around the region are asking people to stay home and let road crews do their work.
Jan 3, 2014 — Last September, Ryan Carroll, 26, won a trip to Hollywood to watch the series finale with the Breaking Bad cast. He told Florida's Naples News that the show was "highly addicting, just like the meth they make."
Jan 3, 2014 — On a snowy day, kids want to know about school. Why not ask someone with good sources like Dante de Blasio, the teenage son of New York City's new mayor. A screenshot of a chat, reportedly from his Facebook page, went viral. A friend asked if school would be canceled. Dante replied, "I'm trying (to) convince my dad."
Jan 3, 2014 — The Quantified Self movement promotes something called life logging. That means tracking all kinds of details of your life in order to improve it. To find out more about the topic, David Greene talks to two people involved with life logging: Kitty Ireland, who works for a life logging app called Saga, and to David Goldstein, who turned to life logging with the help of a coach.
Jan 3, 2014 — The NFL playoffs start this weekend. Four wild card teams face four teams that won their divisions — and there are some very interesting storylines to follow.
Jan 3, 2014 — Using airstrikes and ground troops, the Iraqi military is fighting to quell an armed uprising by al-Qaida-linked militias in the country's western Anbar province. David Greene talks to Will Dunlop, a reporter for the French press agency, for an update.
Jan 3, 2014 — A strong winter storm is pummeling the Northeast with snow, stiff winds and punishing cold. U.S. airlines have canceled more than 2,300 flights nationwide.
Jan 3, 2014 — H. Ty Warner has asked a judge for probation. He's scheduled to be sentenced later this month for evading taxes on a secret Swiss bank account.
Jan 3, 2014 — Recreational marijuana has been on sale in Colorado for a couple days now. Residents of the state may purchase marijuana for their personal use at home. But it can be difficult for visitors to find a place to use pot since smoking in public is still illegal.
Jan 3, 2014 — Boeing machinists are set to vote Friday on whether to accept a slightly-revised offer that union members recently rejected. Union leaders say they want to preserve pay and benefits. But they fear if machinists don't accept the offer, Boeing may move production of the 777X elsewhere.