Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.
'Pippin' Performs The Final Ballad Of 'The Hobbit' Billy Boyd was the hobbit Pippin in <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> films, and he's a musician, too. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about writing the last song for the new movie, <em>The Battle of the Five Armies</em>.
The Week In Sports: The NFL Rewrites Its Conduct Code The rules are what make the game, and increasingly that means more and more rules off the playing field. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of slate.com about the NFL's revised conduct policy.
Beware The Tippling Point, And Other Cocktail Party Tips It's the season of holiday cocktail parties and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast has tips for how to be a good guest and host. For instance, if you want to enjoy drinks and appetizers, buddy up.
Protesters Of Police Violence Divided By Generation Among the thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men on Saturday was a generational divide that sometimes became contentious.
Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday on the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after 9/11. The report has elicited a number of sharply differing perspectives.
A Mugging, A Marriage, A Movie: A Century Of Bus Rides Greyhound turned 100 this year. To celebrate, <em>Weekend Edition</em> listeners share their most memorable bus journeys. Some are bumpy, some are smelly and some are just downright scary.