Weekend Edition Saturday for January 16, 2010
Jan 16, 2010 — It's hard to detect God's loving touch in the Rev. Pat Robertson's dotty remarks. Better to focus on the bravery and grace of the Haitian people and the love and kindness in the world's response.
Jan 16, 2010 — The atom bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 killed — by some estimates — more than 200,000 people. In Hell To Pay, military historian D.M. Giangreco argues that the alternative, a land invasion of Japan, would have been many times more deadly. Japanese estimates, Giangreco says, set the figure at 20 million.
Jan 15, 2010 — Described by the artist as a celebration of "boys, boots, beer, boobs" and another B-word not suitable for Saturday-morning radio, Ke$ha's debut album has sold more than 150,000 copies in its first week. (The first single, "Tik Tok," is a best-seller in its own right.) Here, the pop star talks about her success and tells the stories behind her songs.