All Things Considered for May 2, 2013
May 2, 2013 — A decade after the Dixie Chicks' frontwoman came out against the Iraq War — the response to which brought the band's career to a halt — Maines returns with her solo debut, Mother.
May 2, 2013 — More than half a million refugees have crossed into Jordan, and the number is expected to rise rapidly. Jordanian officials say the influx is threatening the stability of the kingdom.
May 2, 2013 — Mexico-born chef Pati Jinich spent years tracking down a recipe for the popular but elusive Piggy Cookies. Now the cinnamon-spiced treats are a staple in her house.
May 2, 2013 — In Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, children took to downtown streets in a reenactment of historic events there 50 years ago. It's part of a series of events this year marking Birmingham's crucial role in the civil rights movement.
May 2, 2013 — A recent scientific study shows that sand tiger shark babies eat their litter mates in the womb in the attempt to be the embryo that is ultimately born. Melissa Block speaks with study author Demian Chapman, an assistant professor at Stoney Brook University in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, on why survival of the fittest in sand tiger sharks starts before birth.
Apr 30, 2013 — Time is special. How we see it helps determine how we see the rest of the Universe. Physicist Lee Smolin has a new book out that says we've been looking at time the wrong way. Adam Frank digs in and offers his own perspective on Smolin's argument.