In this week's Sunday Conversation, host Rachel Martin speaks with Sister Maxyne Schneider of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield, Mass. The order, like many around the country, is facing major financial distress as the sisters age.
Tensions between the traditional wings of the Republican Party and its libertarians have been brewing for years. Leaks of government surveillance information have helped exacerbate the conflict, pushing forward libertarians' stance on civil liberties.
They talked about a Hillary Clinton documentary, how well they're raising money and their voter turnout plans. But Republican National Committee members meeting this week didn't directly address the most important issue facing the party: the need to broaden support without losing their base.
The Federal Reserve has sent 30 million newly designed $100 bills back to the printing presses this week. The new notes are already more than two years past their original circulation date. Host Scott Simon speaks with author and journalist David Wolman to find out why.
In Miami, there are dozens of radio stations. But one is not like the others. Radio Lollipop is housed inside Miami's Children's Hospital. The disc jockeys spin songs, but the message is just as much on hope as it is entertainment.
Mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes have had a devastating impact on communities. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Marc Levin, director of the conservative Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation about the Justice Department's push toward reforming sentencing standards.
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