Weekend Edition Sunday for February 2, 2014
Feb 2, 2014 — The conservative magazine The National Review is offering House Republicans a strategy on immigration reform: Do nothing. National Review editor Rich Lowry tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he thinks the best political move for Republican lawmakers is to hold off on passing an immigration bill.
Feb 2, 2014 — Roughly a million barrels of oil are being drilled from the North Dakota plains every day. Tens of millions of dollars have been put toward infrastructure for transporting that oil out of state, but recent derailments and explosions involving oil tanker trains are prompting calls for a slow-down.
Feb 2, 2014 — For centuries, people thought sap had to flow down a tree's body through a spigot at the bottom. But researchers have discovered that sap can flow upward, too, which allows syrup production from much younger trees, and could even turn maple syrup into a row crop.
Feb 2, 2014 — Tensions are high in Thailand, after several were injured in protests in the capital, Bangkok, ahead of elections Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with reporter Michael Sullivan about the significance of the elections.
Feb 2, 2014 — American Muslim author Haroon Moghul was bound and determined to go to his high school prom — and he wrote about it for the new essay collection, Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex and Intimacy. Moghul tells NPR's Rachel Martin that he thought the experience might help him understand himself better.
Feb 2, 2014 — German tourists Paul Zeller and Nico Reiner were enjoying a vacation on New Zealand's South Island when a tree fell and crushed their car. NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to note that the tourists were offered free bungee jumps as compensation.
Feb 2, 2014 — The Broncos and the Seahawks take the field Sunday to play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in New York. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the Super Bowl.
Feb 2, 2014 — Why not fold your slice outward so the cheese and tomato sauce are directly on your tongue? One foodie proposes this and other mind-bending ways to consume pies on Super Bowl Sunday.
Feb 2, 2014 — For each single letter given, recombine it with the letters in the word "ZERO" to spell a new word. For example, ZERO plus F would be "FROZE."
Feb 2, 2014 — Amazon has joined the legions of mainstream publishing houses with a religious imprint, Waterfall Press. But Waterfall isn't just religious — it's specifically Christian. Yale seminarian Win Bassett tells NPR that Christian publishing is a billion-dollar business that includes some surprising authors.