Morning Edition for February 27, 2014
Feb 27, 2014 — It's been nearly three years since the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Cleaning up and shutting down that plant involves huge challenges and risks that are expected to last for decades.
Feb 27, 2014 — The Crimean Peninsula has a majority ethnic Russian population. Armed men took over 2 government buildings and raised the Russian flag. David Greene talks to Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times.
Feb 27, 2014 — Research suggests that after a basic standard of quality is met, what becomes a success and what doesn't is essentially a matter of chance.
Feb 27, 2014 — The stray animal population in the Russian resort town received a lot of international attention during the games. David Backes hopes his "Olympic souvenirs" will raise awareness.
Feb 27, 2014 — The Oscar contender is loosely based on the Abscam sting, which nailed a senator and six House members on corruption charges. The FBI videotaped some Hollywood-worthy scenes.
Feb 26, 2014 — A pregnant woman's blood contains enough fetal DNA for doctors to check whether the baby would be born with Down syndrome. A new blood test is safe and accurate, but it raises ethical concerns.
Feb 27, 2014 — An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don't always agree on whether it's an upgrade.
Feb 27, 2014 — The company says it needs the factory to produce batteries faster and cheaper in order to build an electric car for mass market — one that can be sold for under $40,000.
Feb 27, 2014 — The LA suburb of Irwindale has had to balance its need for business success against complaints from residents about the plant's fumes. Huy Fong Foods makes the hot sauce in the rooster bottle.
Feb 27, 2014 — Sales increased by 11 percent. The announcement does not include revenue tied to the chart-topping movie. The Lego Movie was released this month.