Morning Edition for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Some doctors received more than $10 million last year from from Medicare. David Greene talks to ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein about what the numbers mean.
Last week Congress delayed an upgrade of codes that govern the U.S. health system. Some say this will waste millions of dollars and make cost-saving and life-saving research more difficult.
People in the region cling to the decaying world they're familiar with — and think they would have a more secure future with post-Soviet Russia than with Ukraine in the "capitalist" EU.
NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterward.

Rat Shakes Up New York Subway Commuters

New Yorkers pride themselves on being pretty tough. But one morning this week, commuters could not keep their cool when a rat joined them in their subway car.
A record number of kids are joining the FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America. Many are from urban and suburban areas, and they're shifting the group's focus from agriculture to food science.
In a new film, Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teenage boy under his wing. He and director David Gordon Green discuss the film's use of amateur actors and finding levity in difficult stories.
The Treasury's shares were purchased when the government bailed out Ally under the Troubled Asset Relief Program during the financial crisis. Ally used to be known as GMAC.
Bank of America will pay nearly $800 million to settle accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit card products. Regulators say nearly 3 million credit card holders were effected.
Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.
Over the past 4 years, Greece has endured a crippling debt crisis, and was bailed out twice. David Greene talks to Nick Malkoutzis, editor of Macropolis, an economic and political website in Athens.

Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.

Ex-Interns Want Credit For Taco Bell Idea

Taco Bell has been serving Doritos Locos Tacos since 2012. Four former interns say they came up with the idea in 1995 but were told it wasn't marketable.
President Obama joined families and troops paying tribute to the three soldiers killed last week by a fellow soldier. Obama was there in 2009 after another mass shooting at the base.
Same-sex marriage in Utah goes before a federal appeals court on Thursday. A three-judge panel will hear Utah's appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
When Morning Edition asked millennials what their concerns are, almost two-thirds responded college debt. David Greene talks to three women, who are wading through massive college debts.
A postcard stuffed into a beer bottle was thrown into the water in 1913. It was pulled out of the water last month, and it's thought to be the world's oldest message in a bottle.

No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

Why People Exaggerate Religious Behavior

Social scientists have learned you can't always believe what people tell you. An analysis of 3 places in the Muslim world examines whether peoples' reports of religious behavior match what they do.
In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.
Besides their legions of fans, the artists entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year — KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and others — have inspired scores of imitators.
Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, churned out hits in the 1970s before leaving pop music after a conversion to Islam. He's among this year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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