Weekend Edition Sunday for September 29, 2013
Sep 29, 2013 — The House voted to tie government funding to a one-year delay of Obamacare early Sunday morning. The measure is a non-starter in the Senate and the president vows to veto, making a government shutdown all the more likely.
Sep 29, 2013 — Are we headed for a government closure? Have there been any political winners in the spectacle over the past couple weeks? Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Sep 29, 2013 — The Joint Strike Fighter is the largest and most expensive weapons program in history. It is suppose to be a "cheap" replacement for a number of fighters flown by every U.S. military service, but it's years behind schedule and billions over budget. Host Rachel Martin talks with Adam Ciralsky, who wrote an article in Vanity Fair about the troubled history of the F-35.
Sep 29, 2013 — Last year, Prabhjot Singh wrote an op-ed calling for the government to track anti-Sikh violence. This month, he became a victim of a similar attack near his home in New York City. He talks with host Rachel Martin about the attack, and what he hopes comes out of it.
Sep 29, 2013 — Arizona fire officials released their findings Saturday in the fatal fire this past summer that left 19 firefighters dead in Prescott, Ariz. The report details what happened, but does not say why or who was responsible.
Sep 29, 2013 — John Wark has made memorable photos of some of the recent fires and floods in Colorado — while piloting his own plane. He says the distance from his subjects changes the photography experience.
Sep 29, 2013 — Shoppers are increasingly distracted by their smartphones at the checkout lines, and as a result they're less likely to make impulse purchases on items like candy or magazines. Writer Jon Nathanson tells host Rachel Martin that this change in habit is prompting retailers to come up with new ways to grab shopper's attention.
Sep 29, 2013 — Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase in which each word has two or more syllables. The first vowel sound in the first word is a short "e." Change that short "e" to a short "a" sound, and phonetically you'll get the second word of the phrase.
Sep 29, 2013 — The saga of the high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin comes to an end tonight. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Time magazine TV and pop culture columnist James Poniewozik about how AMC's award-winning series Breaking Bad might finish.
Sep 29, 2013 — The actor chatted with NPR's Rachel Martin about his writing and directing debut Don Jon. The film, which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza, is about porn addict trying to make it in a relationship.