Weekend Edition Saturday for August 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013 — Doctor Who fans waited with bated breath this summer for the announcement of the latest actor to play the Doctor. But the Doctor is more than a character on a show that millions love, he's arguably the chosen hero of the millennial generation.
Aug 10, 2013 — If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.
Aug 10, 2013 — Both Paul Wayman and Nathanael Roberti found it difficult to return to civilian life after serving in combat. They ended up in front of a special veterans court and were given a choice: Go to prison, or enroll in a program that helps veterans readjust to civilian life.
Aug 10, 2013 — Up until recently, the likely composers of the great American symphony looked remarkably similar: all white, overwhelmingly male. But recent developments have opened up the doors to composers who were once lost to history.
Aug 10, 2013 — When classes began at the Augusta Heritage Center in the early 1970s, the idea of creating workshops to preserve traditional culture in an institutional setting was still a bit of a novelty. Today, the center's music camps are internationally recognized.
Aug 10, 2013 — More than 10 years ago, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools. A good recording, he says, isn't just a matter of fidelity — as with good food, it's all about what you like.
Aug 10, 2013 — The Storied South is a new book by folklorist William Ferris, collecting 40 years worth of oral histories from Southern writers and artists. Ferris tells NPR's Celeste Headlee that the book was a way of getting everyone from Eudora Welty to Bobby Rush to a "common table of conversation."
Aug 10, 2013 — Guest-host Celeste Headlee speaks with Scottish actor David Tennant about his role as brooding detective in Broadchurch. The moody BBC crime drama follows a mismatched cop duo investigating the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.
Aug 10, 2013 — The U.S. secretaries of state and defense met their Russian counterparts for a day of talks in Washington on Friday. They hope to find common ground despite U.S.-Russian friction over the Edward Snowden asylum case.
Aug 10, 2013 — Serving an entire fruit pie in the park can be a little messy. So forget the plates and forks and bake up a few hand pies instead. Baker Kim Boyce sells these picnic-friendly turnovers, filled with summer plums, peaches and berries, every day in her Portland, Ore., bakery.