Weekend Edition Saturday for March 29, 2014
Mar 29, 2014 — President Obama is wrapping up a quick visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with King Abdulla. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen Knickmeyer, who is based in Riyad.
Mar 29, 2014 — President Obama met with Pope Francis this week at the Vatican. Among those watching most closely were young American Catholics.
Mar 29, 2014 — Does a legally mandated recipe ensure Tennessee whiskey's quality, or does it violate the spirit's moonshiner roots? NPR's Scott Simon says that further study, and a sampling, is in order.
Mar 29, 2014 — This week an Egyptian court sentenced over 500 people to death. NPR's Leila Fadel tells NPR's Scott Simon that it was one of the harshest verdicts ever imposed in modern Egypt.
Mar 29, 2014 — Even as the presidential public financing system has been all but abandoned, advocates are trying to bring such a system to New York state. What happens there could be a model for other states.
Mar 29, 2014 — Jeremiah Denton Jr., who survived nearly eight years of captivity in North Vietnamese prisons, died this week in Virginia Beach. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his remarkable life.
Mar 29, 2014 — Fighting in Afghanistan was extremely difficult, but now that Army Capt. Drew Pham is back in the U.S., he says he doesn't even know how to talk to people. It's his wife, he says, who keeps him going.
Mar 29, 2014 — In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."
Mar 29, 2014 — Archie Panjabi plays a crafty investigator on the TV show The Good Wife. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her character, and being a South Asian British woman in Hollywood.
Mar 29, 2014 — A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is designed to encourage women to contribute to the online encyclopedia. Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum tells NPR's Scott Simon why.