Weekend Edition Saturday http://ijpr.org en Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low http://ijpr.org/post/between-friends-family-and-country-ukranian-police-lie-low <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRu5am9Rx0</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 10685 at http://ijpr.org Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days? http://ijpr.org/post/irans-culture-wars-whos-winning-these-days In Iran, hardline critics are waging a campaign against President Hassan Rouhani to limit his campaign pledge of opening Iran to more social and cultural freedoms.<p>The "culture wars" are as old as the Islamic revolution that swept conservative clerics to power more than three decades ago. The latest chapter comes as Rouhani is negotiating a nuclear deal with six world powers. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 10670 at http://ijpr.org Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days? A Sheep Killer Is On The Loose In 'All the Birds, Singing' http://ijpr.org/post/sheep-killer-loose-all-birds-singing Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Jake Whyte is a young woman who lives in a wild, windy, bloody world. She lives alone, save for her dog, whose name is Dog, and the sheep she tends on a small island off the coast of Britain. The men who work on the island call Jake a good bloody bloke, although many locals wonder why strangers come into their midst. It can't be the work or the weather, which are tough and raw - raw like the mysterious scars on Jake's back. Jake White is at the center of the Evie Wyld's new novel "All the Birds, Singing." Evie Wyld joins us now from the BBC in London. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:00 +0000 editor 10673 at http://ijpr.org School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'? http://ijpr.org/post/any-chicken-those-school-lunch-food-nubbins It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:00 +0000 editor 10674 at http://ijpr.org PGA Puts On A Masters Without Tiger http://ijpr.org/post/pga-puts-masters-without-tiger Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. I look forward all week to saying it's time for sports. The tigers without master - the Masters without Tiger? You know, it's so hard to imagine, I can barely say it. And the Indiana Pacers are swooning like Justin Bieber fans this week. We're joined now by NPR's Tom Goldman. Good morning, Tom.<p>TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Scott.<p>SIMON: So there was a slight glimmer of hope that the Pacers could be coming out of a tailspin, but alas...<p>GOLDMAN: Alas. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:00 +0000 editor 10675 at http://ijpr.org Jackie Collins' Mob Princess Serves Up A Cookbook You Can't Refuse http://ijpr.org/post/jackie-collins-mob-princess-serves-cookbook-you-cant-refuse Lucky Santangelo is a household name — at least, in those households where the shelves are packed with Jackie Collins novels. And considering there are more than 500 million copies sold, well, Santangelo's certainly got a fan base.<p>She's the heroine, more or less, of seven Collins novels, including <em>Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge</em>, <em>Dangerous Kiss, Drop Dead Beautiful</em>, and <em>Goddess of Vengeance</em>. And Santangelo herself is a bit all of those things: the beautiful daughter of a former mob boss who has her own way of making offers people can't refuse. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 10681 at http://ijpr.org Jackie Collins' Mob Princess Serves Up A Cookbook You Can't Refuse So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters http://ijpr.org/post/so-you-need-celebrity-book-who-ya-gonna-call-ghostwriters The next time you're in a bookstore, take a look at the nonfiction shelf. See all those celebrity autobiographies — the memoirs of actors, athletes and politicians? Chances are, they're the work of a ghostwriter.<p>David Fisher is one of those invisible authors. He's ghostwritten over 70 books, adopting the voices of quarterback Terry Bradshaw, attorney Johnnie Cochran and actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen, among others.<p>How does he do it? What's it like writing someone else's memoirs? The answer, Fisher says, is down in his basement, which is filled with boxes of cassette tapes. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Gabrielle Emanuel 10682 at http://ijpr.org So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial http://ijpr.org/post/enrollee-goal-met-obamacare-still-faces-political-trial President Obama and his supporters had a rare opportunity to celebrate this week.<p>A last-minute surge in people signing up for health insurance sent the total government enrollment figures over the seven-million mark.<p>That number seemed out of reach just a few months ago, when a crash-prone website threatened to undermine the president's signature health care law.<p>Republicans are still bent on repealing the law, but now millions more Americans have a stake in Obamacare's survival.<p>On Tuesday, the president marked the comeback. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 10321 at http://ijpr.org With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial 'Hotel Rwanda' Manager: We've Failed To Learn From History http://ijpr.org/post/hotel-rwanda-manager-weve-failed-learn-history Paul Rusesabagina is a figure from history — a terrible history.<p>He was the manager of the Diplomat Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, 20 years ago, when the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi people began. More than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus would be killed in just three months.<p>While most of the world took no action to stop the killing, Rusesabagina sheltered more than 1,000 people inside his hotel. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:46:00 +0000 NPR Staff 10319 at http://ijpr.org 'Hotel Rwanda' Manager: We've Failed To Learn From History 'In Paradise,' Matthiessen Considers Our Capacity For Cruelty http://ijpr.org/post/paradise-matthiessen-considers-our-capacity-cruelty At age 86, Peter Matthiessen has written what he says "may be his last word" — a novel due out Tuesday about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp. It's called <em>In Paradise,</em> and it caps a career spanning six decades and 33 books.<p>Matthiessen is the only writer to ever win a National Book Award in both fiction — for his last book, <em>Shadow Country,</em> and adult nonfiction for his 1978 travel journal, <em>The Snow Leopard</em>.<p>Matthiessen is filled with the vitality of past adventures as he leads a tour of his country-style home on the East End of Long Island. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:52:00 +0000 editor 10308 at http://ijpr.org 'In Paradise,' Matthiessen Considers Our Capacity For Cruelty