Weekend Edition Sunday for May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013 — In the '60s, many of the women on television were cute, a little silly and married. Mary Richards, though, was single, sassy, and filled with joy. A new book about the Mary Tyler Moore Show focuses on the women behind the scenes of the show that's still inspiring women today.
May 26, 2013 — In 2000, at age 28, Neeley Wells was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She's been living with the disease since then, never in remission, alongside her husband and 14-year-old daughter. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with her to understand the experience of living with cancer.
May 26, 2013 — Host Rachel Martin speaks with John Janssen, who was a City Council member in Greensburg, Kan., when that small town was devastated by a tornado in 2007. He offers his advice for residents of Moore, Okla.
May 26, 2013 — You're given three words starting with the letters C, S and I. For each set, give a fourth word that can follow each of the original words to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
May 26, 2013 — Indiana's governor has approved $100 million in bonds to help repair the private stadium, arguing its economic benefit to the region is worth the cost. But even some race fans aren't sure that should be a top priority.
May 26, 2013 — Now in their 70s, those who lost their dads in the war may not have clear memories of their own fathers. They've made do with voice recordings, letters and long-hidden photos, and found their own ways to honor their fathers' sacrifices.
May 26, 2013 — When Hurricane Sandy swept through New Jersey last year, it destroyed homes and businesses. It also obliterated boardwalks — the center of social and economic life in the towns. In the months since, towns have rushed to rebuild their boardwalks, but not everyone thinks the money is well spent.
May 26, 2013 — Chapman has been writing songs for 40 years. She says it was seeing an Elvis Presley concert in 1956, when she was just 7 years old, that set her on the path.
May 26, 2013 — Today, heading out to a picnic often means a simple blanket and a basket packed with the outing's repast. But back in the day, outdoor feasts were much grander affairs, with crystal, servants, tables and gourmet fare.
May 26, 2013 — When Scott Johnson was 14, his father told him he was a spy for the CIA. At first it was exciting, but as Johnson grew older, he began to wonder just how much his father was keeping from him. In The Wolf and the Watchman, Johnson explores their complicated relationship.