Weekend Edition Saturday for January 16, 2010
Jan 16, 2010 — Haiti's already limited medical infrastructure was all but wiped out in the earthquake. Aid groups and the international community are rushing doctors and medical supplies to the country. Meanwhile, patients with compound fractures, severe lacerations and amputations are sleeping outside Port-au-Prince's main hospital as they wait for treatment.
Jan 16, 2010 — Erin Lancer was in Haiti when the earthquake struck, with Geoffrey, the boy she and her husband are trying to adopt. Host Scott Simon talks to Michael and Erin Lancer about their efforts and the boy Erin had to leave behind.
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 NFL is toughening its protection of quarterbacks. More penalty calls and new rules help ensure that these valuable players are able to work on and off the field. But is the NFL going too far in protecting quarterbacks? After all, this is football.
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 — Colton Harris-Moore has been on the run for 20 months and is being touted as a modern-day Jesse James. Police say the young outlaw is an amateur criminal — but a master escape artist. He's likely one of the only criminals with 16,000 members on his Facebook fan page.
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.