Morning Edition for June 16, 2014 Hear the Morning Edition program for June 16, 2014

Dave Vockell, CEO of the software company Lyfechannel, takes first place — and wins $20,000 — in the Code-a-Palooza Challenge at Health Datapalooza 2014. David Hathcox/David Hathcox for Health Data Consortium hide caption

toggle caption
David Hathcox/David Hathcox for Health Data Consortium

Shots - Health News

Power To The Health Data Geeks

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.

Sami Nahawand Classical Arabic Orchestra of Aleppo
Gurbette Omrum Gechechek Ismail Ounal

David Ng (right) and Amanda Furrow, Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists, inspect wheat for insects and alien seeds at a port in Baltimore, Md. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Dan Charles/NPR

Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/319499925/322438088" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
The Cinnamon Route Jayme Stone
Misread Kings of Convenience
The Cup of Life The Fanatics
Lettsanity Lettuce

Ed Damiano and his son David, 15, play basketball at home in Acton, Mass. Ed has invented a device he hopes will make David's diabetes easier to manage. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ellen Webber for NPR

Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/320309856/322438094" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
S950
We Work Nights
Ndima ndapedza
Diaspora The Funk Ark
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Diaspora
Album
From the Rooftops
Artist
The Funk Ark

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Towards the Light Metheny Mehldau Quartet
The Falcon Will Fly Again Nobukazu Takemura

An empty lab used by China Enriching Chemistry, which was accused of shipping illegal drugs to the U.S. Eric Chang, the company's director, is currently in jail in China, where he was charged with producing ecstasy. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Frank Langfitt/NPR

A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/321779232/322438100" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
NA NA
The Rip Tide Beirut
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Rip Tide
Album
The Rip Tide
Artist
Beirut

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Da zmung data watan Ensemble Kaboul
Sindhi bhairawi

Dave Vockell, CEO of the software company Lyfechannel, takes first place — and wins $20,000 — in the Code-a-Palooza Challenge at Health Datapalooza 2014. David Hathcox/David Hathcox for Health Data Consortium hide caption

toggle caption
David Hathcox/David Hathcox for Health Data Consortium

Power To The Health Data Geeks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/321682150/322438106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
You Are The Bad Plus
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
You Are
Album
Never Stop
Artist
The Bad Plus

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Super America The Bad Plus
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Super America
Album
Never Stop
Artist
The Bad Plus

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The Antlers (from left): Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner. Marc Lemoine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Marc Lemoine/Courtesy of the artist

The Antlers: Holding A Light To The Darkness Within

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/321821268/322438112" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Refuge The Antlers
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Refuge
Album
Familiars
Artist
The Antlers

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Director The Antlers
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Director
Album
Familiars
Artist
The Antlers

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?