Morning Edition for January 22, 2014
Jan 22, 2014 — Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans. Since arriving here, as a community, they've prospered. But our recent poll suggests that for many Cuban-Americans, the dream is becoming elusive.
Jan 22, 2014 — While high costs can drive out some people in gentrifying neighborhoods, new studies show that many renters stay — especially if new parks, safer streets and better schools are paired with a job opportunity right down the block.
Jan 22, 2014 — The Syrian peace conference is underway as diplomats make public statements filled with accusations and acrimony. The civil war has gone on nearly three years — killing more than 130,000 people and displacing some 9 million others. Much of the fight hinges on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should remain power.
Jan 22, 2014 — "People know about the global trade in shark fins, but few know that some of the most valuable fins ... used in shark fin soup come from the sharklike rays — species like sawfishes and wedgefishes and guitarfishes," says Sonja Fordham, who contributed to a new analysis of the fisheries.
Jan 22, 2014 — The Catholic Church has a complicated history with Jews, and Pope Francis has taken a step to make that relationship better. The owner of the kosher restaurant which catered the affair said the menu was simple, in the style of the pope.
Jan 22, 2014 — New laws to curb protests are in effect in Ukraine but anti-government demonstrators remain on the streets of the capital Kiev. For more on the protests that have turned deadly, Renee Montagne talks to David Stern, a reporter for the BBC.
Jan 22, 2014 — Commuters are struggling again this morning, following the winter storm that dropped a foot or more of snow on cities in the Northeast. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio warned people to stay off the roads. Airline passengers are forced to deal with multiple canceled flights.
Jan 22, 2014 — The latest winter storm and freezing temperatures are straining already low supplies of propane in the Midwest and Northeast. Millions of Americans use the liquefied gas to heat their homes.
Jan 22, 2014 — California's drought is having a big impact on air quality. Winter storms usually clean out pollution, but without any rain the air is staying stagnant and could present a health risk.
Jan 22, 2014 — A chemical spill into the Elk River left 300,000 West Virginia residents with contaminated water, tainted with a chemical used to wash coal. It's been discovered that a second chemical has been found in the water supply.