Morning Edition for Friday, March 28, 2014

Though the health insurance law is federal, we're not exactly all in this together. Each state runs its own insurance market and pools, so a big turnout of the healthy in New York won't help Texas.

Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.
Christine Lagarde says giving women access to the job market isn't just about equal opportunity — it makes economic sense. In an interview, she also reflects on being the only woman in the room.

Fastest Growing U.S. City Is A Retirement Community

Aging baby boomers have made The Villages in central Florida the biggest retirement community in the world. Nobody under 50 can live there.

Ukraine Must Make Hard Choices To Fix Its Economy

The new government has taken some steps says Anders Aslund, who advised Ukraine and Russia in the 1990s. They've let the exchange rate float and cut subsidies that he says enriched the ex president.
There's a flood of biblical proportions this year in Hollywood: Noah, Exodus and Son of God are all hitting big screens in 2104. What meaning hath this year's spate of Bible-based films?
Finding Vivan Maier traces the life of a nanny who left behind a cache of 100,000 photos that earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the best American street photographers.
Ford Motor Company is adding 300 jobs and investing $500,000 at its plant in Lima, Ohio. Earlier this month, Ford announced it was moving production of two truck models to Ohio from Mexico.

Comparing Law School Rankings? Read The Fine Print

When a school hires its own students, it can bump up its ranking. One school employs 20 percent of its most recent graduates — and jumped nine spots in the rankings this year.
In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, entrepreneurs are going after a share of the Internet economy that usually goes to Asia. At a business incubator, they want to work with U.S. tech companies.
The Christian charity had said earlier gay marriage was an issue about which Christians of goodwill could disagree, and hoped the policy would be understood in that way. Conservative donors objected.
NATO officials are warning about a sizable troop buildup by Russia along its border with Ukraine. NATO's top commander says the large numbers demonstrate that Russia is acting like an adversary.
Newlyweds Anthony and Jessica Villarreal share how they rebuilt their lives after a bomb disfigured Anthony in Afghanistan. (The StoryCorps interview initially aired Nov. 9, 2013 on Weekend Saturday.)
It's day six of the search and recovery operation at the site of the landslide in Oso, Washington. Ninety people are reported missing and that's left many families in limbo, waiting for news.

Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways

The city is so close to the U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. Even as Tijuana diversifies, its economy still relies on the frontier. Its residents are the perfect border citizens.
Twenty years after the death of activist Cesar Chavez, he remains one of the most well-known Latino leaders in the U.S. He inspired the Chicano movement in the 1960s and 70s.
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