Weekend Edition Sunday
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Joel Brenner, former senior counsel at the National Security Agency, about whether the NSA can protect Americans' privacy while also collecting foreign intelligence through its surveillance programs.
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Baghdad businessman Haider al-Jumaili about the growing violence in Iraq, where more than a thousand people died in May.
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin speaks with Karim Sadjadpour, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to learn more about new Iran's president-elect, cleric Hassan Rouhani.
Google scientists have been testing a way to link computers to the internet in rural, war torn or disaster areas where high speed internet does not exist. We hear from Steven Levy, a senior writer with Wired magazine who was embedded with the Google team.
Middle East analyst Andrew Tabler talks to Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin about the U.S.'s decision this week to arm the Syrian rebels.
Turkish riot police have cleared protesters from Gezi park and Taksim Square in Istanbul. The move ends the 19-day occupation of the spaces. But as NPR's Peter Kenyon reports, protesters are saying they will return.
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to Michael Young, the opinion page editor of the Daily Star newspaper in Beirut, about the spillover of Syria's conflict into Lebanon.
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about sports news of the past week.
For the second year in a row, Colorado Springs has been beset by wildfire. As NPR's Kirk Siegler reports, the city and its emergency response crews are doing their best to take the threat in stride.
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to The Sporkful's Dan Pashman about fruity cocktails for the summer.
Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley as President Obama departs for the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.
County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland is hosting this year's G8 Summit. To spruce up the recession-hit area, the county has created some fake storefronts. Host Rachel Martin speaks with District Council member Brendan Hegarty.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have reworked their teen-pop sound to a matured intensity. The brothers discuss their Oklahoma roots, recording tensions, and meeting their wives at Hanson concerts.
In 1963, the Fab Four recorded a series of sessions at the BBC, which author Colin Fleming argues are emblematic of the band they would become.
Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker joins Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin for the Sunday Conversation to talk about his 37-year career and the dangers of being an American diplomat in the Muslim world.
Few people know how the National Security Administration works like Gen. Michael Hayden, who once served as head of the secretive organization. Host Rachel Martin talks with Hayden about recent revelations about the agency's access to phone and electronic communications.
In years past, the two countries have kept each other at arms length as they competed to manufacture cheap goods. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with Enrique Dussel Peters, a professor in Mexico City, about countries efforts build a diplomatic relationship.
Now that Washington state has approved recreational marijuana, the state must decide how to regulate its use. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with Mark Kleiman of UCLA about how Washington state can implement the new laws.
Miami loses the first game of the NBA finals, and Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about whether the loss left a psychological impact on Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade Heat.