Morning Edition Extra, May 17th, 2013

Today on Morning Edition Extra, a round up of the week’s news, and look at why the state of Massachusetts is spending more than  $3 million to study the impact of gambling on society, before the casinos even come to town; UMASS Amherst researchers are leading the way. Also, urban Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is turning a secluded writing retreat in Lenox, Mass., into a vibrant slam poetry scene. And a special StoryCorps with the late geophysicist and UMASS Amherst Chancellor Randolph Bromery.