As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.
An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches and even a free library.
Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections? Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.
California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water' Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.
Understanding Society Through 3 American Classics NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Azar Nafisi about her new book, <em>The Republic of Imagination,</em> a reflection on America through three of its most memorable books.
Bishops Fail To Agree On Same-Sex Unions Catholic bishops finished a two-week gathering at the Vatican on Saturday. Their discussions focused on the family and controversial issues, including gays and divorcees. But many were disappointed.
The Making Of R2D2, Galaxy's Most Beloved Robot A star is born! We learn how R2D2, the robot in <em>Star Wars</em>, got his name and why he's such a beloved character. <em>This story originally aired May 25 on</em> Weekend Edition Sunday.
DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.