Morning Edition for March 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014 — Residents of the Crimea region vote Sunday on whether to join Russia. The region is controlled by pro-Russian forces, and the Ukrainian government in Kiev has declared the referendum illegal.
Mar 14, 2014 — The minority Tatar population is watching as pro-Russian sentiment builds in Crimea. Turkey has ties to Crimea's Tatars but it can't do much to help for fear of jeopardizing ties with Moscow.
Mar 14, 2014 — In their memoir Sliver of Light, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal explain how they were captured on a road that bordered Iran, accused of spying and imprisoned for two years.
Mar 14, 2014 — Earlier this week, we made a joke about hipsters that caused an overwhelming reaction from listeners — especially on Twitter.
Mar 13, 2014 — It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.
Mar 14, 2014 — The standoff between Russia and Ukraine is being watched closely to see how a tool of modern warfare, cyber operations, might be employed. So far, what's been seen isn't too sophisticated.
Mar 14, 2014 — Ten supertankers are under construction and there are orders for another 15, but just three years ago the tanker market was barely moving.
Mar 14, 2014 — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday lifted a ban that kept BP from bidding on new federal contracts. The suspension had been in effect since 2012.
Mar 14, 2014 — Negotiators in the Senate reached a bi-partisan deal to extend unemployment benefits for 5 months, retroactive to the end of last year. A full Senate vote isn't expected until later this month.
Mar 14, 2014 — Municipalities in Connecticut are mandated by law to publish public notices in a daily newspaper. Some say switching to posting online would save money. Newspapers fear the loss of revenue.