Weekend Edition Sunday for July 14, 2013
Jul 14, 2013 — Robert Zimmerman, Jr., tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that it will be a "long time" before his brother is able to return to a normal life.
Jul 14, 2013 — New York Times Magazine reporter Mark Leibovich's new book This Town is a lively look at media, politics and money in Washington. Leibovich tells NPR that most people outside don't understand what a carnival of money and celebrity the city has become.
Jul 14, 2013 — The British singer-songwriter says drawing from his own life is crucial to crafting meaningful lyrics. His new album is called Tape Deck Heart.
Jul 14, 2013 — You're given a series of clues, and every answer is the name of a U.S. state capital.
Jul 14, 2013 — The Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious late-medieval document filled with illustrations and strange text, has befuddled countless would-be translators. Is it a book of natural science? Alchemy? Herbology? Astronomy? No one knows, because no one's been able to decipher it.
Jul 14, 2013 — After fleeing his native Syria, Mohammad al-Hariri became the most powerful man in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where more than 120,000 refugees live. Aid workers view him as running a criminal enterprise, but they appear to have little choice but to work with him.
Jul 14, 2013 — Every piece of plastic on their battle armor must be perfect for the Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion, especially if they are going to defend the honor of the Galactic Empire — or maybe just the honor of a fan costuming group — at Comic Con San Diego next week.
Jul 14, 2013 — The chairmen of the House and Senate tax-writing committees, one Democrat and one Republican, are embarking on a tour to sell the importance of changing tax policy. In public, they stick to what they agree on — but there are still some sticky issues ahead.