Weekend Edition Sunday for March 9, 2014
Mar 9, 2014 — As the standoff continues in Crimea, Russia warns the U.S. against "hasty" sanctions. Ukraine officials accuse pro-Russian forces of armed aggression.
Mar 9, 2014 — The U.S. can squeeze Russia economically for sending troops into Crimea, but Obama needs Europe's support for sanctions to work. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson.
Mar 9, 2014 — The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
Mar 9, 2014 — There are an estimated 80,000 abandoned buildings scattered throughout Detroit. As the city tries to navigate its bankruptcy, part of Detroit's recovery plan involves deconstruction and demolition.
Mar 9, 2014 — After years of selling drugs and serving prison time in Detroit, Isaac Lott now works to help reclaim abandoned homes. He says he is hopeful about his own future, as well as the future of the city.
Mar 9, 2014 — Grafton, N. H., is so tiny, it doesn't even have a stop light, but a group of Libertarians have moved there with an eye to slashing spending. It's made some residents angry.
Mar 9, 2014 — Some of Hollywood's most popular Westerns were filmed in Spain's Tabernas Desert. Today those sets are used in Western-style theme parks for bank heists, shoot-outs and saloon shows.
Mar 9, 2014 — For each five-letter word provided, insert two letters after the first letter to complete a familiar seven-letter word.
Mar 9, 2014 — When Mexican artist Diego Rivera was commissioned to do a mural for Rockefeller Center, some may have wondered whether industrialist tycoon John D. Rockefeller Jr. knew what he was getting into.
Mar 9, 2014 — Ruben Studdard wowed the judges and the American public when he won American Idol in 2003. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Studdard about his Idol win and what life and music has been like since.