Weekend Edition Sunday for July 7, 2013
Jul 7, 2013 — More protests are expected Sunday after the new government named Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister — and then later backtracked and said consultations were continuing. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Nathan Brown, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, about what the ouster of President Morsi means for Egypt's democracy.
Jul 7, 2013 — Human Rights Watch says mobs attacked, and in some cases raped, nearly 100 women in and around Tahrir Square during the massive protests this week, but authorities have done little about it.
Jul 7, 2013 — Meeting in Istanbul, opposition figures elected Ahmad al-Jabra, a tribal figure with close ties to Saudi Arabia.
Jul 7, 2013 — More than 180 people were wounded — nearly 50 seriously — after the crash-landing of Asiana Flight 214 from South Korea. NPR's Richard Gonzales has the latest on the investigation.
Jul 7, 2013 — The trial of one of America's most notorious crime bosses continues tomorrow, with a former Bulger henchman expected to take the stand. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, who has been reporting on the Bulger trial and live-tweeting court proceedings.
Jul 7, 2013 — The insurance industry is bracing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in claims to people whose homes were destroyed in major forest fires. But with government policies that indirectly encourage building in high-risk areas, insurance premiums for those living in the woods are unlikely to rise much.
Jul 7, 2013 — Could it be fairies? Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Jonathan Wright, a self-proclaimed "fairyologist," about the mysterious phenomenon of tiny doors appearing around the Michigan town.
Jul 7, 2013 — You're given the three-word names of famous people. For each one, you get a clue to a familiar three-word phrase or title that has the same initials as the person. Name the phrase or title.
Jul 7, 2013 — Thousands of soldiers died at the Battle of Gettysburg, but that number might have been higher had it not been for Jonathan Letterman, chief medical officer of the Union's Army of the Potomac. In Surgeon in Blue, Scott McGaugh explores Letterman's long-lasting legacy.
Jul 7, 2013 — The Asiana Airlines passenger jet was arriving from Seoul, South Korea, when it crashed on the runway and broke apart on Saturday.