Weekend Edition Sunday for March 30, 2014
Mar 30, 2014 — The voting in next month's Afghan elections is expected to fall along ethnic lines. A powerful warlord is running for office, even though he is accused of human rights abuses.
Mar 30, 2014 — As a journalist in Kabul, Bilal Sarwary often covers horrifying attacks that leave civilians dead. There was another attack last week, but this one was different — and it shook him to the core.
Mar 30, 2014 — The first responders to arrive at the recent mudslide in Washington State were from the nearby town of Arlington. Mayor Barbara Tolbert tells NPR's Rachel Martin that everyone has lost someone.
Mar 30, 2014 — For the first time since it was elected on a promise of peace, the Pakistani government held direct talks with the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Philip Reeves in Islamabad.
Mar 30, 2014 — Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.
Mar 30, 2014 — Forget "Grade A" — Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.
Mar 30, 2014 — Since April Fool's Day is coming up on Tuesday, the challenge questions are all April Fool-ish. Each one has appeared in a past year of the Old Farmer's Almanac, and each has a legitimate answer.
Mar 30, 2014 — Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.
Mar 30, 2014 — Raised on farms in Appalachia, singer Zac Little brings sounds from the hollers of his childhood to the darker, louder aesthetic of his current band. He joins NPR's Rachel Martin for a conversation.
Mar 30, 2014 — The buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border is unnerving residents to either side. Though sharply divided in opinion, all fear to lose ties of family and trade.