Weekend Edition Sunday for Sunday, February 16, 2014

Two Americans Win Medals In Mens Super-G

Controversy around Team USA's speed skater uniforms, high expectations for the U.S. ice dancing team, and unseasonably warm weather in Sochi: Reporter Tamara Keith gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest from the Winter Olympics.

'Sports Chaplains' Bring The Gospel To Olympic Village

Among the most visible Americans at the Sochi Olympics are a group of evangelical Christians decked out in black cowboy hats and bristling with pins that help start conversations. For the chaplains, every connection is a chance to make friends and proselytize.

Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

Haiti has its first inductee into the College of Cardinals. Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois is one of 19 men chosen by Pope Francis for elevation. Seven of the new group hail from the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
With medical marijuana legal in 20 different states, a "green rush" has started among venture capitalists looking to invest in the pot-related industry.
In some states, the overdose antidote known as Narcan is becoming more popular among law enforcement. Not the state of Maine; that state's governor is opposing a bill that would put Narcan in the hands of more first-responders.
In Laredo, Texas, an elite debutante ball is one of many events held to celebrate George Washington's birthday. A new documentary, Las Marthas, explores the tradition. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to director Christina Ibarra.
The odd sport of skijoring was a demonstration sport at the 1928 Winter Olympics, and hasn't been celebrated on the world stage since. But enthusiasts in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trying to bring it back — and it looks like they're gaining some traction.

Get Ready To Flip Your Lid

Today's puzzle is "One, Two, Three — Flip!" The answer will come in the form of two words, and for each word you'll get a clue beforehand. Reverse the order of the first three letters of the first word to get the second word.

Scientists Discover Universe's Oldest Star

The star is 4 billion years older than any other found to date. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Timothy Beers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona.

The Sunny Grunge Of Mozes And The Firstborn

The Dutch garage pop group Mozes and The Firstborn has a self-titled debut album out this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Melle Dielesen of the band.
A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., returned a mixed verdict Saturday in the trial of Michael Dunn, charged in the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis. Unable to reach a verdict on the charge of murder, the jury found Dunn guilty on four other counts.

Activist With HIV Fights To End Stigma

Reed Vreeland has HIV. He talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about living with the virus, figuring out when to disclose his status, and his work to eradicate the stigma of having HIV-positive status.
In the Central African Republic, Muslim rebels seized power last year and then lost it to Christian militias. France and other countries' peacekeeping troops are helping Muslims evacuate, as East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner tells NPR's Rachel Martin.
A recent Newsweek investigation found that at many colleges and universities, being open about a mental health disorder can mean getting kicked out of school. Newsweek reporter Katie J.M. Baker speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the story.
We're halfway through the NBA season, and this is the All-Star Game weekend. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with sports reporter Mike Pesca about teams deliberately losing in order to get a shot at the best draft pick.

Floods or Family Conflict? Bad Dreams Differ By Gender

Men's nightmares tend toward the catastrophic, while women often have bad dreams about interpersonal relationships, according to a new study. Why the difference? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Antonio Zadra, a researcher at the University of Montreal.
The filmmaker fell in love with Polish cinema in college, and the images have stayed with him ever since. "I close my eyes, I see them," he says. "They're very vivid, expressive, immediate." Scorsese's festival of 21 handpicked movies will travel to 30 American cities.

Disney's First Crop Of Trained Animators, Profiled

The first generation of animators to attend Walt Disney's California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s is profiled in Vanity Fair magazine. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Nancy Beiman, who was part of that first class.

Rachel Ries' Album Reflects Her Urban-Rural Split

Sometimes you need to get away from the thing you love. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to singer Rachel Ries about her new album, Ghost of a Gardener, which she produced after taking a couple years off from music.
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