Weekend Edition Sunday for March 10, 2013
Mar 10, 2013 — With only about 1,000 full-blooded Hawaiians left in the world, preserving native island culture is a huge challenge. One way to do this: teach students and other island residents the ancient art of making poi, a dish that's been feeding native Hawaiians for centuries.
Mar 10, 2013 — Every answer is a word containing an A and a Z. Given anagrams of the remaining letters, you name the word. For example given "leg," you would say "glaze."
Mar 9, 2013 — Preparations at the site of Tuesday's papal conclave include a high-tech scrubbing of the chapel for bugs and electronic monitoring equipment. Wi-Fi will be blocked throughout Vatican City, and cardinals with Twitter and Facebook accounts have been warned.
Mar 8, 2013 — The senator launched a nationwide conversation when he challenged the president's pick to lead the CIA. He vowed to keep talking until the White House clarified whether it has authority to kill U.S. citizens on American soil with drones. He finally stood down, but the debate is far from over.
Mar 8, 2013 — The Japanese pianist's latest album begins with a tribute to a sound she's never liked: the chime of an alarm clock.
Mar 8, 2013 — Highly trained dogs are part of the U.S. military's fight against improvised explosive devices, which are the No. 1 killer of civilians and troops in Afghanistan. The dogs can search places that high-tech equipment simply can't.
Mar 5, 2013 — The Silence and the Roar doesn't explicitly take place in Syria, but the similarities between its setting and author Nihad Sirees' home country are undeniable. Sirees' work has been banned from publication in Syria, where he's considered an opponent of the government.