Weekend Edition Sunday for February 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013 — The International Olympic Committee's decision to cut wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games came as a surprise to the quarter of a million high school wrestlers around the country. The fear is that if colleges follow suit, there might not be a future for wrestling beyond high school.
Feb 17, 2013 — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is responsible for reshaping the U.S. military after 10 years of war. At the same time, he's fighting to stave off the across-the-board cuts to the defense budget.
Feb 17, 2013 — It's been three years since the earthquake that wracked Haiti. In that time, the Caribbean nation has been hit by two hurricanes that have killed dozens more. Some of the country's musicians have been inspired by those crises to create new music — with the help of two U.S. producers.
Feb 17, 2013 — Fahrettin Gumus, a retired security guard from Turkey, recently traveled alone to Afghanistan in search of his teenage son Ibrahim, who left three years ago to join al-Qaida. So far, the father has found no trace of Ibrahim, but says he will continue to search.
Feb 17, 2013 — What makes some families stronger, more harmonious, and just plain happier than others? To find out, Bruce Feiler asked parents and experts from a wide variety of fields for advice that parents could apply to improve life at home.
Feb 17, 2013 — To get the Distinguished Warfare Medal, no valor or bodily harm is necessary. But even safely away from combat, drone operators and cyber hackers can have a major impact on military operations. Until now, there hasn't been an award for those contributions.
Feb 17, 2013 — The actress's turn as the tough but loving matriarch in Silver Linings Playbook gave her the chance to act alongside Robert De Niro — and earned her a second Academy Award nomination.
Feb 17, 2013 — In honor of Presidents Day, every answer is the last name of a U.S. president. You will be given a word or phrase that is a president's last name with two letters changed. You name the president. For example, given "Carpet," the answer would be "Carter."
Feb 15, 2013 — George Mallory, famed mountaineer, perished in his attempt to be the first man to summit Mount Everest. Tanis Rideout's debut novel combines the tale of that famous climb with the lesser-known story of George's wife, Ruth.