Weekend Edition Sunday for September 22, 2013
Sep 22, 2013 — Gunmen and hostages remain inside a Kenyan shopping mall 24 hours after a shooting that left at least 39 dead and more than 150 wounded.
Sep 22, 2013 — Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia needs international help to move into recovery and then toward development. During his year in office, Mohamud has lead an effort to drive out the extremist group al-Shabab, which has terrorized cities and towns across the country.
Sep 22, 2013 — Omar Hammami was a bright Alabama kid who turned into a self-described terrorist in Somalia. In the months preceding Hammami's sudden death, journalist J.M. Berger struck up a conversation with him on Twitter.
Sep 21, 2013 — A court found former top Chinese official Bo Xilai guilty of corruption after one of the highest-profile political trials of recent years. Media coverage of the earlier court hearings transfixed audiences with details of murder, a love triangle, and lavish official life styles.
Sep 22, 2013 — Pope Francis said in an interview this week that the Catholic Church has been too focused on gays, abortion and birth control. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Father Thomas Reese, senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, about whether the pope's remarks signal a change in Church doctrine.
Sep 22, 2013 — Once dismissed as "doomed to oblivion," Ed Ruscha's first photo series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Ruscha devoted his photography to all the mundane details of his native Los Angeles, capturing all the gas stations and buildings that go missing in glamor shots.
Sep 22, 2013 — Professor Corey Robin got tired of looking up famous quotes to find they were spoken by someone else. Robin, of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, named the phenomenon Wrongfully Attributed Statements — or WAS — and wrote about it for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He speaks with host Rachel Martin.
Sep 22, 2013 — You will be given two words. Think of a third word that can follow each to complete a familiar two-word phrase. The third word will rhyme with one of the given words. For example, given "blame" and "board," you would say "game," as in "blame game" and "board game."
Sep 22, 2013 — Map expert Max Roberts says Boston's polling of residents on a subway map is a bad idea. The University of Essex psychology lecturer tells host Rachel Martin that in subway maps, the correlation between usability and likability is zero.
Sep 22, 2013 — The film, about a young girl who desperately wants a bicycle, is the first feature made entirely in Saudi Arabia. Director Haifaa Al Mansour joins host Rachel Martin to talk about making the film in a country where Mansour couldn't work outdoors unsupervised.