Weekend Edition Saturday for November 23, 2013
Nov 23, 2013 — Anselm Kiefer, a major figure in post-World War II German art, depicts war and its aftermath in his paintings and sculptures. Kiefer has pieces in many major collections, and now he's one of only two artists to have a dedicated building at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Nov 23, 2013 — As the new chair of the Republican Governors Association, the New Jersey governor's duties will have him crisscrossing the country for photo ops, fundraisers and stump speeches — fueling speculation he's readying a White House run.
Nov 23, 2013 — As Americans mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Scott Simon reflects on Jacqueline Kennedy's role in the days that followed. Only 34, she had to comfort two small children and a wounded nation while the world watched.
Nov 23, 2013 — Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin ordered the entire population of Tatars on the Crimean Peninsula rounded up and sent to the deserts of Central Asia in 1944. Nearly half of them died. Today, an estimated 250,000 Tatars have now returned and are organizing to claim what they see as their rights.
Nov 23, 2013 — When the earthquake strikes — the big one that Californians have been warned about — Shy finds himself on a cruise ship serving towels to the wealthy patrons. But he's not out of harm's way. Matt de la Pena discusses his new novel, The Living, with NPR's Scott Simon.
Nov 23, 2013 — Jewish foodies say the flavors of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are a culinary match made in heaven. And this Thanksgivukkah feast is especially sweet because it may not happen again for 80,000 years.
Nov 23, 2013 — The classic British sci-fi series Doctor Who turns 50 today — though the time-traveling Doctor himself is probably somewhere on the wrong side of 1000. NPR's Petra Mayer has an appreciation of the show and the enduring appeal of its ancient, alien hero.
Nov 21, 2013 — For conductor Marin Alsop, discovering Benjamin Britten through his monumental War Requiem has been both easy and complex — a perfect summation of the man himself.