Morning Edition for February 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014 — The proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast is raising concerns, not just for the mega cable provider it would create, but also because of the questions it raises about broadband access at a time of uncertainty around the future of network neutrality. More than half of Americans with broadband access are getting it from their cable provider.
Feb 14, 2014 — Most Iranians back President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to reach out to the world, but so far there's been very little tangible improvement in an economy that's been hurting for years.
Feb 14, 2014 — Methane is both a fuel and a potent greenhouse gas. A study in Science magazine suggests that about 50 percent more methane is leaking into the atmosphere than official estimates suggest. Even so, they conclude that it's better for the environment to switch electricity generation from coal power plants to those that burn methane.
Feb 14, 2014 — New research revealing when camels were domesticated by humans shows that many depictions of camels in scripture may be off by hundreds of years. Renee Montagne talks to Carol Meyers, a professor of religious studies at Duke University, about what such anachronisms tell us about the genesis of religious texts.
Feb 14, 2014 — Passengers interested in speeding dating can wear pink wristbands and board cars adorned with red hearts. After two minutes, they're free to find a new seatmate. Or, if the mini-date really goes off the rails — they can get off and wait for the next train.
Feb 14, 2014 — Anti-government demonstrations have turned violent. Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Forero, a Wall Street Journal correspondent, about the backdrop for the protests — a collapsing economy, rampant crime and shortages of basic goods.
Feb 14, 2014 — Getty's new "Lean In" collection steers clear of familiar stereotypes, such as women in stilettos stepping on men. Because women are the primary users of social media, the company's visual trends director says, it's time for a different kind of representation in media and advertising.
Feb 14, 2014 — Matchmaking apps like Tinder can help people find potential dates quickly. But that efficiency can have drawbacks for people trying to find true love.
Feb 14, 2014 — Shares of Tesla Motors crossed the $200 barrier on Thursday before falling back down to nearly $197 — a record high for the upstart electric car maker. In the last month, Tesla stock has soared more than 43 percent.
Feb 14, 2014 — On this Valentine's Day, Renee Montagne talks to a young economist about how he tried to apply the rules of the market to his love life. William Nicolson chronicles his journey to find a girlfriend in the memoir, The Romantic Economist.