Weekend Edition Sunday http://kgou.org en Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort http://kgou.org/post/boston-finds-quality-preschool-worth-effort It's a Wednesday morning at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Teacher Jodi Doyle is working with a small group of preschool students interested in domes.<p>"What do you think the difference is between a dome and an arch?" she asks.<p>The lesson doesn't go exactly as planned. Doyle wants the kids to build their domes with wire, but she wants the children to come up with that idea themselves. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 27172 at http://kgou.org Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares http://kgou.org/post/caring-wounded-vet-burden-family-gladly-shares <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>Craig Remsburg's son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Earlier this year, the father and son attended the State of the Union address as guests of President Obama and the first lady.<p>This past week, Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to highlight the sacrifices of those taking care of wounded vets. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 NPR Staff 27173 at http://kgou.org Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares Throw-Back Harmonies Blend The Secret Sisters http://kgou.org/post/throw-back-harmonies-blend-secret-sisters Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Laura and Lydia Rogers are from Muscle Shoals, Ala., and they go by the name The Secret Sisters. After their first album was released in 2010, the beauty and precision of their harmonies attracted comparisons with The Everly Brothers and The Andrews Sisters.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TENNESSEE ME")<p>THE SECRET SISTERS: (Singing) Oh, oh, Tennessee me. Tennessee me loving you. See me by the fireside light. Come and see me through the night...<p>MARTIN: The Secret Sisters' music is a nostalgic blend of country, folk, blues and rockabilly. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 27161 at http://kgou.org Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous http://kgou.org/post/book-tells-life-perennial-co-star-almost-famous Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Judy Greer's name might be unfamiliar, but her face, you'd probably recognize. Over the course of her 20-year career, she's been 40 movies and dozens of TV shows. Maybe you know her as Katherine Heigl's best friend in "27 Dresses," George Bluth's assistant in "Arrested Development" or the voice of Cheryl Tunt in the animated series "Archer." Then again, maybe you don't. In her new memoir "I Don't Know What You Know Me From," Greer gives us a glimpse into what life is like when you are a perennial costar who's kind of famous. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 27162 at http://kgou.org Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says http://kgou.org/post/media-should-reflect-profane-society-critic-says Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>There are certain words that we're not used to reading in the newspaper or hearing on the radio, for that matter, like [bleep], [bleep] and [bleep]. Those are some of a few taboo words when it comes to proper news etiquette. But Jesse Sheidlower, who is the author of a book called "The F-Word," thinks we could actually hear more obscenities in our daily lives. He joins us from our studios in New York City to tell us why. So break this down for me, Jesse. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 27163 at http://kgou.org Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language' http://kgou.org/post/characters-try-different-cultures-other-language Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Francesca Marciano has the rare distinction of being a celebrated writer in two languages.<p>FRANCESCA MARCIANO: It's almost as if by now I have two brains that are running parallel to one another. One brain writes films in Italian and the other brain seems to be writing novels in English.<p>MARTIN: Her new story collection "The Other Language" introduces us to a host of characters who are also somehow out of their element, trying on new cultures, languages, or identities. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 27169 at http://kgou.org As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized http://kgou.org/post/man-faces-nature-more-often-us-agency-scrutinized <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ju2e0InMus</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:49:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 26703 at http://kgou.org Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery http://kgou.org/post/genocide-rwandas-women-have-helped-lead-recovery The Rwandan genocide left a deep and profound wound. It not only decimated the Rwandan people, it destroyed the nation's political and social structures.<p>In 1994, after the killing stopped, women made up 70 percent of the population.<p>They were needed to lead Rwanda's recovery. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 26700 at http://kgou.org Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery In Uganda, The Fastest Public Transport Is DIY http://kgou.org/post/uganda-fastest-public-transport-diy Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Stand on almost any corner in Kampala, Uganda and you'll be swarmed by a buzzing throng of men on motorcycles. These are the bota botas, the country's DIY public transportation system. Hop on and for a dollar or two you can go pretty much anywhere you want. During a recent visit to Uganda, Julie Caine of member station KALW, took a ride.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TRAFFIC)<p>JULIE CAINE, BYLINE: In Kampala it's hard to cross the road, let alone cross town. Cars, trucks, minivans and the occasional cow compete with a constant crush of pedestrians. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 editor 26698 at http://kgou.org It's Kentucky Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship http://kgou.org/post/its-kentucky-vs-uconn-ncaa-championship Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. The college basketball season has come down to one final winner take all game. And unless you are a bit of a bracketology genius, your NCAA bracket was long gone before Kentucky and Connecticut won their way to the title game. How unlikely is this year's championship pairing? On ESPN's bracket challenge, 1,780 brackets picked these two to be in the finals. So just to put it into context, that is out of more than 11 million entrants, and that is .0002 percent. Just for the record. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 editor 26699 at http://kgou.org