Morning Edition for February 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014 — State health officials testified Monday before a House field hearing in West Virginia. The members of Congress asked whether tap water is safe to drink, a month after a major chemical spill.
Feb 11, 2014 — The Obama administration on Monday announced yet another postponement in implementing the new federal health care law. This time the administration is giving small businesses affected by the law another year to comply. Businesses with 50 to 99 employees have until 2016 to comply.
Feb 11, 2014 — With time running short, House Republicans held a caucus meeting Monday night to map out their plan to deal with the debt limit. Speaker John Boehner last week indicated he would need Democratic votes to pass a debt limit increase because he was not likely to get enough Republican votes to reach a majority.
Feb 11, 2014 — Renee Montagne talks with Alec Ross, a former adviser at the State Department, about diplomatic protocol in the era of social media.
Feb 11, 2014 — Olympic organizers in Sochi are trying to feature Russian culture, but when it comes to music, they've brought in help from the USA: Mike Nakagawa from Aspen, Colo. One catch: The Olympics have some strict rules on what he can play.
Feb 11, 2014 — An employee at a museum on the Mediterranean island of Corsica was tempted to sit in Napoleon's chair. Of course it collapsed. The museum covered up the incident until the chair was fixed.
Feb 11, 2014 — The World Cup soccer extravaganza being held in Brazil opens in June. And the U.S. team faces a number of challenges. It will face some of the world's best teams and will be doing this in the middle of the Amazon.
Feb 11, 2014 — In the coming weeks, we'll be offering a periodic look at media organizations which are trying to figure out how to report and present the news while paying for that amid major changes in the industry. In our first story, we hear about a new news organization funded by Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire co-founder of eBay who wants to sustain aggressive investigative reporting. It's called First Look Media.
Feb 11, 2014 — Renee Montagne talks to Bill Keller, columnist and former executive editor, about his decision to leave The New York Times and help launch a journalism venture focusing on the U.S. criminal justice system called the Marshall Project.
Feb 11, 2014 — McDonald's says U.S. sales fell for the third straight month. The world's largest burger chain reports bad weather hurt its U.S. sales in January, falling 3.3 percent. The chain fared better overseas: Global sales rose 1.2 percent, as the fast food chain continues to expand abroad.