Weekend Edition Saturday
The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.
The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?
Zara McFarlane is a young jazz singer from the U.K. who has been compared to Nina Simone. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Zara about her unusual voice technique.
March Madness kicks off. Jonathan Martin finds a new home in the San Francisco 49ers. Kobe Bryant is out for the season and maybe his career. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.
Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.
Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled inter-religious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.
This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.
Malaysia's Prime Minister said Saturday that the missing airline left its planned route as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. NPR's Anthony Kuhn gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest.
An artist who uses the pseudonym Saint Hoax explores the unexpected similarities between iconic world leaders and drag queens in his latest work. NPR's Jacki Lyden explains.
The Union Jack may not last long in the New Zealand flag. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to journalist Tim Watkin about the flag, which some see as a symbol of British colonialism.
Oscar Pistorius' calm demeanor cracked this week. The paralympic champion is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with The Guardian's David Smith.
On St. Patrick's Day weekend, NPR's Jacki Lyden reflects on her own family's journey from Ireland to America, and back again.
Is Vladimir Putin insane? Not at all, according to Masha Gessen, author of the political biography, The Man Without a Face. She talks to NPR's Jacki Lyden about Putin's world view.
Crimea will hold a referendum on Sunday about whether to leave Ukraine. With reports of intimidation ahead of the vote, correspondent Gregory Warner gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest from Yalta.
Upscale Iranian malls still sell iPads and iPhones and its shops and cafes are stocked and full, but chemical weapons victims have trouble getting medicines and prices for food basics have gone up.
Take one ballroom, add thousands of conservatives, stir in hundreds of reporters, and you have an irresistible attraction for GOP presidential hopefuls: the Conservative Political Action Conference.
American job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S. That's puzzling to some Europeans, who have a different system for training workers.
The Paralympics are just getting started. Baseball fans are mourning the death of sports medicine pioneer Frank Jobe. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Tom Goldman about the week's sports news.
Speech scientist Rupal Patel customizes synthetic voices for people who can't speak. She tells Guy Raz of TED Radio Hour about helping people communicate in a voice that fits their personality.