Weekend Edition Sunday for October 27, 2013
Oct 27, 2013 — This week's puzzle involves brand names of foods at the grocery. If I asked you to take "Dole" (as in pineapples) and rearrange the letters to name an ore deposit, you would say "lode." What anagrams do each of the names conceal?
Oct 27, 2013 — In a charming tradition, hundreds gather regularly to sing folk songs in an underground station in the Ukrainian capital. It's an older crowd — some shuffle, some move at a stately pace, and some are as lively as the day they learned those steps.
Oct 27, 2013 — Since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast a year ago, the federal government has spent millions to repair the devastation. But with a changing climate, more storms — and more damage — are likely on the way. A geologist argues it's time to rethink the strategy, but Long Beach locals are thankful for the rebuilding efforts.
Oct 27, 2013 — British news executives go to trial Monday following the phone hacking and bribery scandal that sank Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. The trial is expected to reveal details of the uncomfortably cozy relationship between the media and political elites.
Oct 27, 2013 — Those chills up and down your spine could mean more than just the thrill. An anthropologist tells us what these scary stories reveal. Click — if you dare — for tales of terror.
Oct 27, 2013 — George Polk was a CBS correspondent covering the Greek civil war when he was murdered in 1948. Three men were convicted of involvement, but now an ex-prosecutor wants to reopen the case.
Oct 27, 2013 — This week, harpist Elizabeth Hainen and the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the U.S. premiere of Tan Dun's Nu-Shu: The Secret Songs of Women. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Tan and Hainen about the work, which was inspired by an ancient secret language spoken by women in Tan's home province.
Oct 27, 2013 — You may blame a love of Snickers for those too-tight jeans, but in the early 20th century, the accusations were more serious: Candy was blamed for moral and physical decay. In Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, Samira Kawash traces our love-hate relationship with sweets.
Oct 27, 2013 — The Leonard Bernstein Letters, edited by Nigel Simeone, compiles correspondence to and from the legendary composer and conductor. The letters — from serious to silly — offer a detailed look at both the distinguished career and the adventurous personal life of a singular American genius.