Weekend Edition Saturday for November 9, 2013
Nov 9, 2013 — The Scarborough High School football team has lost 45 games in a row, in a streak stretching back to September of 2009. If they lose Saturday, the seniors will graduate without having won a single game. Guest host Don Gonyea talks with coach Jayson Merren and senior Justin Steward about persevering when winning is a long shot.
Nov 9, 2013 — California public health officials have allowed abuse complaints against nurse assistants and home health aides to linger for years, even when they involve severe injuries or deaths.
Nov 9, 2013 — Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, had to rebuild their lives after an explosion almost killed Anthony in Afghanistan. "I didn't even recognize myself," Anthony says, though his new wife was determined to be there for him throughout the painful process.
Nov 9, 2013 — Did you know that the average Brit says "sorry" eight times per day? Sorry! The English and Their Manners traces the roots of polite behavior from the medieval "Which orifice can I stick my finger into?" — answer: none of them — to today's "Can I throw a temper tantrum at a tennis match?"
Nov 9, 2013 — Bibí Ferreira can channel Piaf and Sinatra in a heartbeat — and, six decades into her career, the actress and singer continues to captivate audiences on stages around the world. Betto Arcos caught up with Ferreira in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of her trip to New York for a performance at Town Hall.
Nov 9, 2013 — Detroit this week elected Mike Duggan as its new mayor. The longtime county official and successful businessman, hard-charging and pugnacious, will lead a city rich in history and culture — and which just filed for bankruptcy. Don Gonyea, who calls the city home, ponders the challenges facing Duggan and Detroit.
Nov 9, 2013 — A cast of lawyers and a federal judge in New York City perform dramatic re-enactments of historic trials involving Asian-Americans. Their latest production, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, focuses on a 19th-century Supreme Court case with parallels to present-day immigration debates.
Nov 9, 2013 — On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis burned down synagogues, destroyed Jewish businesses and arrested more than 26,000 Jews. Germans and Jews alike are still grappling with the legacy, 75 years later. Margot Friedlander is one survivor, who has returned to Berlin after decades of exile.