Weekend Edition Saturday for February 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014 — As violence grows in Syria, some in Congress say we should provide more assistance to the opposition. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., about why.
Feb 22, 2014 — Some in Congress believe sending aid to Syria's opposition forces will drag the U.S. into a war it can't win. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., about his adamant stance.
Feb 22, 2014 — A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics to show solidarity with protesters back home. While the impact of her move is unclear, forgoing a chance at a medal is a powerful symbol.
Feb 22, 2014 — The choices reflect the pope's belief that the church leadership should resemble the changing makeup of its members. New cardinals come from the Philippines, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Haiti.
Feb 22, 2014 — Theologian George Weigel tells NPR's Scott Simon that Pope Francis is actually very similar to his papal predecessors.
Feb 22, 2014 — A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot - and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.
Feb 22, 2014 — What do you get when you put a Lego robotics kit, basic tools and a creative mind together? A Braille printer. Shubham Banerjee, 12, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his project to help the blind.
Feb 22, 2014 — Say it isn't so! The group Clowns of America, International announced a decline in membership. NPR's Scott Simon talks to professional clown and award-winning Broadway lyricist Murray Horowitz.
Feb 22, 2014 — The New Yorker contributor moved to Paris during the reconstruction after World War II, and focused her short stories on often-overlooked European experiences. Gallant died Tuesday.
Feb 22, 2014 — Mark Harris' new book takes a look at five American directors who made films for the War Department during World War II — and how those films changed both their work and American cinema.