Weekend Edition Sunday for October 6, 2013
Oct 6, 2013 — Host Rachel Martin talks to journalist Stephen Jimenez about his new look at the murder of Matthew Shepard. After more than a decade researching the case, Jimenez pieced together a story that undermines the accepted narrative; one in which Shepard and one of his convicted killers were part of the crystal meth drug trade.
Oct 6, 2013 — For each given category, name things in the category starting with the letters R, H, Y, M, E. For example, if the category were "chemical elements with names ending in -ium," you might say: radium, helium, yttrium, magnesium and einsteinium.
Oct 6, 2013 — Iranian-American Saeed Abedini converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000, and is a pastor of a church in the U.S. Now, he's serving time in an Iranian prison on charges of disturbing national security. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Naghmeh Abedini, his wife, about her husband's imprisonment and her campaign to get him released.
Oct 6, 2013 — Phyllis Chesler met Abdul-Kareem — a young, wealthy Muslim — in college. They fell in love, got married and, in 1961, traveled to his native Afghanistan together. There, Chesler soon found herself a virtual prisoner — an Afghan wife with no rights. An American Bride in Kabul is her memoir of that experience.
Oct 6, 2013 — Green chile burritos, green chile chicken enchiladas, green chile stew with pork, green chile on a burger: If it has green chile, you're in New Mexico.
Oct 6, 2013 — For many Americans, the war in Afghanistan may feel like it's winding down and interest in the conflict has waned. But in parts of Afghanistan, there's still daily fighting. Afghan troops, who are increasingly on their own, are suffering more casualties than the Americans and NATO troops ever did.
Oct 6, 2013 — NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Este, Alana and Danielle Haim about the hype surrounding their recently released album and the musical influence of their parents.
Oct 6, 2013 — For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four.
Oct 1, 2013 — Just as he had promised in May, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä resigned Tuesday, after labor negotiations collapsed once again and the group's board canceled two prestigious Carnegie Hall concerts in November.