Weekend Edition Saturday for January 19, 2013
Jan 19, 2013 — Algeria has been acting alone in the hostage situation at the remote In Amenas natural gas field, relying on its years of experience fighting terrorism internally. It has turned down offers of support and advice from other nations, including the U.S. Yet any anger over Algeria's go-it-alone approach has been muted; the nation is a critical ally of the U.S.
Jan 19, 2013 — Hundreds of thousands of people are participating in volunteer activities nationwide in honor of President Obama's second inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. But with budgets tightening and volunteerism stagnant, nonprofits hope they'll get a more permanent boost.
Jan 19, 2013 — In 2004, Jin Auyeung seemed glory-bound — the first Asian-American rapper with a shot at cracking the mainstream. When his career in the U.S. stalled, he found an audience waiting for him on the other side of the world.
Jan 19, 2013 — Since the shootings in December, Sandy Hook students have started attending school elsewhere. Now, the Connecticut town is trying to figure out what should be done with the site of the shootings: a memorial, a new school or something else?
Jan 18, 2013 — Poetry By Heart is a new program in which students memorize two of 130 poems and recite them in a contest. Poet Jean Sprackland, who helped compile the list, says memorizing a poem makes it "something that lives with you forever."
Jan 18, 2013 — With candy bars or a pack of gum costing a dollar or more these days, perhaps it's time to get rid of pennies and nickels altogether. The problem, NPR's Scott Simon says, is picking which historic profiles should get the boot.
Jan 15, 2013 — MI6 may be the world's most legendary secret service, but fiction and film can't uncover its actual history. For that, you need BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera and his new book, The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6.
Jan 12, 2013 — After being deployed to Iraq in 2003, Spc. Lance Pilgrim was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. His panic attacks led him to become dependent on pain medication, and he accidentally overdosed in 2007. His parents share their son's struggle to leave the war behind.