All Things Considered for March 30, 2014
Mar 30, 2014 — Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative — paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.
Mar 30, 2014 — The deadline for H-1B Visa applications is April 1. In the week after that deadline, a lottery system will determine which high-skilled workers are able to stay and work in the US. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Bhavik Bhatt, who has already struck out once before in the lottery, but is taking his chances again.
Mar 30, 2014 — Maisie and Ella have two moms and a dad. The father was a sperm donor for the female couple, and state law allowed him to be a third parent. As families change, laws in some places are changing, too.
Mar 30, 2014 — Librarian Margaret Willison offers tips for making repetitive reading more enjoyable, from choosing books with detailed illustrations to using word tricks.
Mar 30, 2014 — The Corpse Washer, set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead. Author Sinan Antoon says he wanted to share a new viewpoint.
Mar 30, 2014 — Millan is one of the world's most famous dog trainers, with TV shows and best-selling books. But his journey was arduous: He came to the U.S. illegally and was homeless before he got his big break.
Mar 30, 2014 — The Georgia rockers have endured high school expulsion, the death of a bandmate and countless other challenges — and soldiered on. Kelly McEvers speaks with founders Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley.