Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR & Classical Music http://nwpr.org en One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents http://nwpr.org/post/one-woman-817-children-caring-kids-undocumented-parents The recent increase in the number of unaccompanied, undocumented minors immigrating across the border has left tens of thousands of children waiting in limbo. But thousands of children who are already American citizens also face an uncertain future — because their parents are not in the country legally.<p>If their parents get deported, those minors could end up in foster care, or adopted by strangers.<p>Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of 817 American children of undocumented immigrants. Should a parent be deported, Sandigo steps in to arrange care for the children they leave behind. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:06:00 +0000 NPR Staff 49656 at http://nwpr.org One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents Vollmann's Ghost Stories Disappoint Instead Of Scare http://nwpr.org/post/vollmanns-ghost-stories-disappoint-instead-scare <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Vollmann%27s+Ghost+Stories+Disappoint+Instead+Of+Scare&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 49653 at http://nwpr.org Cooperstown Welcomes La Russa, Rest Of 2014 Hall Of Famers http://nwpr.org/post/cooperstown-welcomes-la-russa-rest-2014-hall-famers <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Cooperstown+Welcomes+La+Russa%2C+Rest+Of+2014+Hall+Of+Famers&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 49655 at http://nwpr.org Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath http://nwpr.org/post/latin-funk-band-goes-metal-covers-black-sabbath <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Latin-Funk+Band+Goes+Metal%2C+Covers+Black+Sabbath&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzg0MDExMDEyMTYyMjc1MDE3NGVmMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 49651 at http://nwpr.org At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses http://nwpr.org/post/some-venues-ipads-take-place-opera-glasses <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=At+Some+Venues%2C+iPads+Take+The+Place+Of+Opera+Glasses&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 49652 at http://nwpr.org Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick http://nwpr.org/post/kicking-can-down-road-habit-thats-hard-kick The Senate is expected to vote on a temporary transportation spending bill later this week — with an emphasis on the word <em>temporary</em>.<p>The bill would keep highway funding flowing through May of next year, and avert a looming infrastructure crisis. Without congressional action, the highway trust fund would run out of cash in August.<p>The short-term fix follows a familiar pattern. It goes something like this:<p>First, panic erupts because the government is going to shut down — or a program is going to run out of money — or a tax will automatically rise. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 49318 at http://nwpr.org Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight http://nwpr.org/post/monty-python-reunion-show-circus-makes-one-last-flight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZlBUglE6Hc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npjOSLCR2hE</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Rich Preston 49317 at http://nwpr.org At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us' http://nwpr.org/post/astronaut-who-walked-moon-it-was-science-fiction-us In November of 1969, astronaut Alan Bean became the fourth man to walk on the moon. His mission, Apollo 12, arrived at the moon a few months after Apollo 11 made the first moon landing. That historic event celebrates its 45th anniversary Sunday.<p>Apollo 12 got off to a dramatic start: A storm rolled in as the rocket was scheduled to launch. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 49316 at http://nwpr.org Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us' James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' And 'Maverick' Dies At 86 http://nwpr.org/post/james-garner-rockford-files-and-maverick-dies-86 Garner was known for wise-cracking, tough-guy characters who were not afraid to bend the rules. NPR's Arun Rath talks with biographer Jon Winokur about the actor's prolific career. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 editor 49310 at http://nwpr.org 'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists http://nwpr.org/post/transformers-inspires-chinese-farmerartists Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>And while we are celebrating zombies who shuffle from movies into comic book, what about the toy robots that became a cartoon that then became a movie series and now have inspired Chinese farmers to become master replica robot builders?<p>(SOUNDBITE OF "TRANSFORMERS" THEME SONG)<p>UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: Transformers, more than meets the eye.<p>RATH: For those of you who don't know, Transformers are robots. There are good ones, the Autobots, and bad ones, the Decepticons. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 editor 49307 at http://nwpr.org