Weekend Edition Sunday for March 16, 2014
Mar 16, 2014 — Crimea votes on a referendum that would set the stage for secession from Ukraine. Correspondent Gregory Warner joins NPR's Rachel Martin to describe the atmosphere Simferopol.
Mar 16, 2014 — Tens of thousands of Russians and Ukrainians live in New York City, and many with close ties to their countries are on edge over what's happening back home.
Mar 16, 2014 — Protests continue to rock Venezuela as peaceful marches have turned violent.The list of grievances — rising crime, inflation — is long, but the main one for many is the scarcity of basic food.
Mar 16, 2014 — Yousef Bashir was 15 when he was shot in the back during the Israeli occupation of Gaza. He is now a student in the U.S. and hopes one day he'll become a diplomat and return home.
Mar 16, 2014 — Overturning scientific dogma is tricky. Reporter Joe Palca tells NPR's Rachel Martin that one astronomer learned that lesson when he calculated that the universe was younger than colleagues believed.
Mar 16, 2014 — Designer drugs are altered at the molecular level to mimic illegal drugs, while staying inside the law. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Mike Power about how these drugs are made and sold.
Mar 16, 2014 — Engadget, the technology web site, has a regular feature called Keepin' It Real Fake, charting the world's most notable tech rip-offs. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Engadget editor Michael Gorman.
Mar 16, 2014 — A series of paired words will be provided. For each pair think of a third word that can follow the first one and precede the second to complete a familiar two-word phrase. Every answer stars with "W."
Mar 16, 2014 — New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade bars groups marching with gay pride banners. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with writer Peter Quinn about the history of the parade and its meaning for outsiders.
Mar 16, 2014 — On the new album Awake, Scott Hansen has taken his passion for design and merged it with his interest in ambient music.