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Sat May 28, 2011

Rep. Rogers: Pakistan A Fair-Weather, But Vital, Ally

The House Intelligence Committee has spent the last month trying to find out exactly which, if any, Pakistani officials knew about Osama bin Laden's whereabouts. Guest host Rachel Martin visits Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers, who chairs the committee. He says the jury's still out on Pakistani knowledge of bin Laden's hideout.


Sat May 28, 2011

Week In News: Russia Joins Chorus Against Gadhafi

Russia has joined the call for Moammar Gadhafi's ouster, a surprise considering the Russian opposition to the initial NATO bombing. Guest host Rachel Martin talks about that and the week's other big stories with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic.


Sat May 28, 2011

Secrets Of Perfect Burgers, Plus How To Grill An Egg

Dan Pashman's Cheeseburger With Cheese On The Bottom. (Jason Gardner for The Sporkful)
Jason Gardner The Sporkful

Very few people love talking about food more than Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison.

They're the guys behind the popular blog and podcast The Sporkful. The motto: "It's not for foodies, it's for eaters."

"We like to appeal more to the universal audience," Pashman tells NPR's Rachel Martin. Foodies implies "a certain amount of pretension and expertise." Eaters, on the other hand, are pretty widespread. "We all eat, and we all enjoy eating."

With that in mind, we asked them to share some grill tips for this Memorial Day weekend.

The Perfect Burger

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Sat May 28, 2011
Author Interviews

Evel Knievel: 'Evil,' Yes, But Still Fascinating

Leigh Montville is a former Boston Globe columnist and Sports Illustrated writer. He is also the author of several books, including The Mysterious Montague.
Robin Moleux

Sept. 8, 1974 was a momentous day in American history. Sure, it was the day that Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, but maybe more importantly, it was also the day Evel Knievel tried — and failed — to jump across the Snake River Canyon on a jet-powered motorcycle.

Evel Knievel is mostly a punchline these days, but 35 years ago, he was one of the biggest names on television. "It was a different time back then," sportswriter Leigh Montville tells Weekend All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin.

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Sat May 28, 2011
Simon Says

The Case Against Mladic: Chocolates And Mass Graves

When Ratko Mladic appeared in court in Belgrade yesterday, he was a frail-looking man of 69 with a bad right arm. His family says he's had a stroke. He mumbled.

But during the siege of Sarajevo in the mid-1990's, Mladic was a strutting general who famously commanded his Bosnian Serb gunners and snipers to "Burn their brains! Shell them until they're mad! Make blood run in the streets!"

They did.

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