Weekend Edition Sunday http://publicradiodelmarva.net en A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/witness-bombing-nurse-returns-boston-runner <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>As a volunteer for the 2013 Boston Marathon, nurse <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/23/292163825/fate-sets-up-a-date-with-the-boston-marathon">Amelia Nelson</a> thought should would be there to help runners as they came across the finish line.<p>"Our whole mission was to make sure that we kinda talked to people as they came across the finish line, ask them how their time was, make sure that they were oriented, make Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 52863 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/may-be-rogue-parishioners-last-easter-closed-church Nearly a decade has passed since the doors of the Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church were shut and its holy water dried up.<p>With the Archdiocese of Boston strapped for cash, it was one of dozens of churches in the area to be closed and sold off. At the time, the archdiocese was in the throes of the clergy sex abuse crisis. It had agreed to pay nearly $85 million to more than 500 people who said they were abused by priests.<p>The closing of the church took parishioners in Scituate, Mass., about 30 miles south of Boston, by surprise. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:28:00 +0000 editor 52861 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/daniel-radcliffes-crippled-role-reaches-out-remote Even before he finished his eight-film run as Harry Potter, actor Daniel Radcliffe spent a considerable time devoted to the stage, both in London and New York. He appeared on Broadway in <em>Equus</em> and spent a year playing J. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:49:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 52859 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/woody-allens-fading-gigolo-full-loneliness-and-longing Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Actor John Turturro is known for his work in films like "Quiz Show" and "The Big Lebowski." With his long face and hang-dog look, he's probably not what you'd call a matinee idol. But he went ahead and cast himself as the title character in his new movie, "Fading Gigolo." And he cast Woody Allen as his pimp. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 52855 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/april-showers-bring-puzzle-flowers <strong>On-air challenge:</strong> With spring in the air, it's a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter. Example: R-I-S-H-I, minus H, is "iris."<p><strong>Last week's challenge from listener Louis Sargent of Portland, Ore:</strong> Name a well-known American company. Insert a W somewhere inside the name, and you'll get two consecutive titles of popular TV shows of the past. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Will Shortz 52856 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/exploring-secret-history-cubicle Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now to a topic you may be intimately familiar with, the office - the paperwork, the cubicles, the potentially awkward social dynamic. It is an almost universal experience that's been baked into our pop-culture, like in the movie "Office Space."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "OFFICE SPACE")<p>GARY COLE: (As Bill Lumbergh) Hello, Peter. What's happening? Uh, we have sort of a problem here. Yeah, you apparently didn't put one of the new cover sheets on your TPS reports.<p>RON LIVINGSTON: (As Peter Gibbons) Oh, yeah. I'm sorry about that. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 52851 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/japans-competitive-poets-know-how-turn-phrase Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>April is National Poetry Month here in the United States. But in Japan, poetry is also big this time of year when a popular poetry contest sweeps the country. It offers modest prizes and absolutely no fame whatsoever. Entries are by pen name only, but the event is as closely watched as a celebrity sighting or a speech by the prime minister. Competitors use a style of verse that is virtually unknown outside Japan. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 52852 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/restaurants-put-everything-soup-nuts-over-fire Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>So you thought smoking in restaurants was out. Well, you are right, of course. Smoking cigarettes in restaurants and bars is definitely taboo, but another kind of smoking is pretty popular in the culinary scene these days. WEEKEND EDITION food commentator Bonny Wolf tells us more.<p>BONNY WOLF, BYLINE: You can buy smoked water. I kid you not. There's a company in England that sells water that's been smoked over oak. Don't worry. They ship worldwide - $6.50 for five ounces. Add to soups and stocks or freeze into ice cubes. Cocktails are smoke central. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 52854 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net 'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/traveling-pants-author-tries-traveling-time Author Ann Brashares became a young adult superstar more than a decade ago with the <em>Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</em>, a feel-good series of books about the adventures of four best friends and a really great pair of jeans. It was eventually made into a couple of movies.<p>Brashares' new book, <em>The Here and Now</em>, ventures into unfamiliar territory for her: a dystopian future of "blood plagues" and time travel. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Petra Mayer 52857 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net 'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time How NBA Players Get Rest In An 82-Game Season http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/how-nba-players-get-rest-82-game-season Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Time to talk sports and time to talk rest because it can be a challenge for any of us to make sure we unplug so we can recharge. Professional athletes are no different. The day in, day out grind of a season can take a toll on individual players and can make or break a team's season. But what is the best way to keep a team rested and performing at its best? To find out, we are joined by Slate.com's Mike Pesca who needs no rest. He is working the story at every angle, every hour of the day. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 52842 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/tiny-lichtenstein-loses-precious-quarter-acre The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 52843 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/hindu-nationalist-tops-polls-worlds-largest-election Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Voting is underway in the world's largest democracy. More than 800 million people will be going to the polls in India over a five-week period to elect their government. The front runner for prime minister is a politician named Narendra Modi, a dynamic and controversial Hindu nationalist, who has promised to turn around India's flagging economy. To hear more about what the election looks like on the ground, we've reached out to Supriya Sharma. She's traveling across India east to west by train to report on the elections. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:00 +0000 editor 52844 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/boston-finds-quality-preschool-worth-effort It's a Wednesday morning at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Teacher Jodi Doyle is working with a small group of preschool students interested in domes.<p>"What do you think the difference is between a dome and an arch?" she asks.<p>The lesson doesn't go exactly as planned. Doyle wants the kids to build their domes with wire, but she wants the children to come up with that idea themselves. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 52495 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/caring-wounded-vet-burden-family-gladly-shares <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>Craig Remsburg's son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Earlier this year, the father and son attended the State of the Union address as guests of President Obama and the first lady.<p>This past week, Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to highlight the sacrifices of those taking care of wounded vets. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 NPR Staff 52496 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares Throw-Back Harmonies Blend The Secret Sisters http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/throw-back-harmonies-blend-secret-sisters Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Laura and Lydia Rogers are from Muscle Shoals, Ala., and they go by the name The Secret Sisters. After their first album was released in 2010, the beauty and precision of their harmonies attracted comparisons with The Everly Brothers and The Andrews Sisters.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TENNESSEE ME")<p>THE SECRET SISTERS: (Singing) Oh, oh, Tennessee me. Tennessee me loving you. See me by the fireside light. Come and see me through the night...<p>MARTIN: The Secret Sisters' music is a nostalgic blend of country, folk, blues and rockabilly. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 52485 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/book-tells-life-perennial-co-star-almost-famous Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Judy Greer's name might be unfamiliar, but her face, you'd probably recognize. Over the course of her 20-year career, she's been 40 movies and dozens of TV shows. Maybe you know her as Katherine Heigl's best friend in "27 Dresses," George Bluth's assistant in "Arrested Development" or the voice of Cheryl Tunt in the animated series "Archer." Then again, maybe you don't. In her new memoir "I Don't Know What You Know Me From," Greer gives us a glimpse into what life is like when you are a perennial costar who's kind of famous. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 52486 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/media-should-reflect-profane-society-critic-says Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>There are certain words that we're not used to reading in the newspaper or hearing on the radio, for that matter, like [bleep], [bleep] and [bleep]. Those are some of a few taboo words when it comes to proper news etiquette. But Jesse Sheidlower, who is the author of a book called "The F-Word," thinks we could actually hear more obscenities in our daily lives. He joins us from our studios in New York City to tell us why. So break this down for me, Jesse. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 52487 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language' http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/characters-try-different-cultures-other-language Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Francesca Marciano has the rare distinction of being a celebrated writer in two languages.<p>FRANCESCA MARCIANO: It's almost as if by now I have two brains that are running parallel to one another. One brain writes films in Italian and the other brain seems to be writing novels in English.<p>MARTIN: Her new story collection "The Other Language" introduces us to a host of characters who are also somehow out of their element, trying on new cultures, languages, or identities. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 52492 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/man-faces-nature-more-often-us-agency-scrutinized <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ju2e0InMus</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:36:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 52094 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/genocide-rwandas-women-have-helped-lead-recovery The Rwandan genocide left a deep and profound wound. It not only decimated the Rwandan people, it destroyed the nation's political and social structures.<p>In 1994, after the killing stopped, women made up 70 percent of the population.<p>They were needed to lead Rwanda's recovery. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:42:00 +0000 NPR Staff 52092 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery It's Kentucky Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/its-kentucky-vs-uconn-ncaa-championship Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. The college basketball season has come down to one final winner take all game. And unless you are a bit of a bracketology genius, your NCAA bracket was long gone before Kentucky and Connecticut won their way to the title game. How unlikely is this year's championship pairing? On ESPN's bracket challenge, 1,780 brackets picked these two to be in the finals. So just to put it into context, that is out of more than 11 million entrants, and that is .0002 percent. Just for the record. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 editor 52084 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net In Uganda, The Fastest Public Transport Is DIY http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/uganda-fastest-public-transport-diy Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Stand on almost any corner in Kampala, Uganda and you'll be swarmed by a buzzing throng of men on motorcycles. These are the bota botas, the country's DIY public transportation system. Hop on and for a dollar or two you can go pretty much anywhere you want. During a recent visit to Uganda, Julie Caine of member station KALW, took a ride.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TRAFFIC)<p>JULIE CAINE, BYLINE: In Kampala it's hard to cross the road, let alone cross town. Cars, trucks, minivans and the occasional cow compete with a constant crush of pedestrians. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 editor 52091 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Global Grannies Don't Sweat Travel Headaches http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/global-grannies-dont-sweat-travel-headaches Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Over the past year we've brought you many adventure stories - the world's most traveled man, a journey by cargo ship and an octogenarian sailing to Antarctica.<p>(MUSIC)<p>MARTIN: On this week's Winging It, we introduce you to three adventurers who have dubbed themselves the Global Grannies. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 editor 52081 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Fort Hood Shooting Reopened Wounds At Trauma Unit http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/ft-hood-shooting-reopened-wounds-trauma-unit Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. U.S. Army officials are saying that an argument may have set off Specialist Ivan Lopez, who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood this past week. He killed four people, including himself, and injured 16 others. Those who survived were taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital nearby in Temple, Texas. Dr. Matthew Davis is the head of the trauma program there. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 editor 52082 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Born A Slave, Street Performer Was First Black Recording Artist http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/born-slave-street-performer-was-first-black-recording-artist In 1890, George Washington Johnson became the first African-American to make commercial records. The Library of Congress is now adding Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the National Recording Registry. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 editor 52083 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet? http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/any-other-name-does-vermonts-maple-syrup-taste-sweet At Green's Sugarhouse in Poultney, Vt., visitors are gathered around four squeeze bottles of maple syrup, sampling the each under brand-new labels.<p>Vermont recently replaced its syrup grading system and now uses new names that make different syrups sound more like wine or expensive coffee.<p>Gone is the former system, with names like "Fancy," "Grade A Dark Amber" and "Grade B." The new labels give both the color — "Golden," "Amber" or "Dark" — and a flavor description: "Delicate," "Rich," "Robust" or "Strong."<p>Green's is holding a tasting to help get customers familiar with the new system, Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:32:00 +0000 editor 51694 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet? Caught Between Russia And Ukraine, Border Cities Share Only Worry http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/caught-between-russia-and-ukraine-border-cities-share-only-worry The deployment of tens of thousands of Russian troops along their country's western border with Ukraine worries the new government in Kiev and its Western allies, including President Obama.<p>In a phone call Friday, he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull those forces back, a demand likely to be repeated by Secretary of State John Kerry when he meets with his Russian counterpart in Paris Sunday.<p>But people in the Russian border city of Belgorod, one of the places where troops have been gathering, say they can't understand why the U.S. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 51696 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Caught Between Russia And Ukraine, Border Cities Share Only Worry What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S. http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/what-small-towns-teen-pregnancy-turnaround-can-teach-us Thirty years ago, the small town of Denmark, S.C., had one of the state's highest teen pregnancy rates.<p>"We had very young grandparents, grandparents were maybe [in their] 30s," says Michelle Nimmons, who has worked for the past 30 years on the issue of teen pregnancy. "Great-grandmamas were in their 40s, and parents were in their teens, so a lot of education had to happen."<p>Efforts like hers have paid off in Denmark and around the country in the past couple of decades. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 51691 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S. Warren Buffett Gets To Keep His Perfect-Bracket Billion http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/warren-buffet-gets-keep-his-perfect-bracket-billion Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Speaking of the laws of mathematics, the Sweet Sixteen is now the Elite Eight. And by later today, the NCAA basketball tournament will have been winnowed down to that illustrious Final Four. So, the big question. How is your bracket doing? You had San Diego State winning it all, right? Don't despair your ill-fated choices because you are not alone. It's a rare fan who can pick all the winners in the tournament. How rare you say? Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:40:00 +0000 editor 51679 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net 'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/small-player-brink-self-destruction Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Lawrence Osborne's new novel is about what happens to one man on the precipice of self-destruction. And honestly, if you pressed him about it, he'd probably admit that he actually enjoyed being there. The character's name is Lord Doyle - at least that's what the casino workers in Macau call him. Osborne uses Doyle to spin a captivating story about the nature of addiction, the power of the supernatural and the freedom that may come from throwing everything to chance. Lawrence Osborne joins me from the studios of the BBC in Bangkok, Thailand. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:40:00 +0000 editor 51686 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net