Weekend Edition Sunday for Sunday, May 11, 2014

U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."
In 1960, an Irish priest sexually abused Marie Collins. Now Pope Francis has named her to a Vatican panel on the church pedophilia crisis.
In Egypt, campaign season has kicked off for the presidential election later this month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.
The Rock of Gibraltar is on a peninsula attached to Spain. It's been sovereign British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards still say it belongs to them.
Kseniya Melnik's debut collection of short stories portrays life in Magadan, Russia, a town notorious for it's Gulag labor camps. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Melnik about her book, Snow in May.

Now That's What We Call A Hit CD!

Now That's What I Call Music!, a compilation of best-selling top 40 music, released its 50th U.S. album this week. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the man who picked the songs, Jeff Moskow.

Delivering A Bouquet Of Phloxes

Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word "phlox." You'll be given some categories. For each one, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P, H, L, O and X.

Mothers, The Rich Emotional Centers Of The Movies

From Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich to Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, moms make the movies. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard Corliss about his new book that looks at iconic screen mothers.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Walter Martin, former member of The Walkmen, about his new family album, We're All Young Together.
Pro-Moscow separatists hold their unofficial referendum on independence for eastern Ukraine on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondents Corey Flintoff and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. One big unknown is whether Muslims will vote for Narendra Modi, who is accused of failing to protect them from slaughter in 2002.
Women are underrepresented in the senior ranks of academic science, but they attend grad school in equal numbers as men. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to science correspondent Joe Palca about the disparity.
There are nine men for every woman in nuclear engineering. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Maria Korsnick, the first female chief nuclear officer in the U.S., about her experience as a woman in the industry.
In The Double, a man finds that he's been replaced by his own doppleganger, whom everyone likes more than him. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the director, Richard Ayoade.

Stress-Free Golf, With Holes The Size Of A Pizza

There's a new game in town called "big-hole" golf. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to golf columnist John Paul Newport about golf courses increasing the size of the hole from 4 to 15 inches.
Facebook recently announced that it will continue to allow users to advertise guns in posts. That's good news for members of Facebook gun clubs, though gun control advocates aren't so gung-ho.
The new series of Louie is underway, and the schlubby everyman portrayed by comic Louis C.K. is confronting the difficulties of raising two daughters — and the possibilities of dating while fat.

Tori Amos On Where Art And Aging Intersect

"I began to see myself as a combination of all the song structures that have come into my life for the last 50 years," Amos says of writing her new album, Unrepentant Geraldines.
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