President Barack Obama will address the annual gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday. AIPAC is the country's largest pro-Israel lobby, and Obama's remarks come just days after he sought to lay out a vision for a new Middle East. Host Liane Hansen speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, who now serves as vice president and director of foreign policy at The Brookings Institute.
Punsters went toe-to-toe Saturday at the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, Texas. It was a barrage of clever and corny fighting words, all for the honor of "Punniest of Show." Host Liane Hansen speaks to Gary Hollack, the Pun-Off coordinator.
Last Sunday, we brought you a story about an increasing number of people who are skipping their class reunions in favor of keeping up with former classmates on Facebook. We also spoke with Chef Barton Seaver about his new cookbook, For Cod and Country. Host Liane Hansen reads listener's e-mails and Web comments.
Longtime Weekend Edition host Liane Hansen is closing in on her last show, and we're reminding listeners that there's a timeline of special moments on the program going back to 1989, including Nelson Mandela's release from prison, singer Joni Mitchell and Liane's trip to Egypt.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced early Sunday that he will not be going after the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
The Associated Press reports that in an e-mail sent to supporters just after midnight, Daniels said that as he debated whether to run or not, "I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one. The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry."