Weekend Edition Sunday for October 2, 2011 Hear the Weekend Edition Sunday program for October 2, 2011

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday

Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, shown at the National Governors Association meeting in February, is running in a special election for the seat Tuesday. The conservative Democrat has been endorsed by several groups, from the NRA to the mineworkers' union. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Cliff Owen/AP

In West Virginia, Obama's Policies Are On The Ballot

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140953193/140988864" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A protester marches on Friday in New York City as part of larger demonstration focused on corporations, wealth and income distribution. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Wall Street Protesters In It For The Long Haul

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140986180/140988866" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Elizabeth Eckford (right) attempts to enter Little Rock High School on Sept. 4, 1957, while Hazel Bryan (left) and other segregationists protest. The book Elizabeth and Hazel chronicles not just that event but the months and years that came after in the two women's lives. Will Counts /via Yale University Press hide caption

toggle caption
Will Counts /via Yale University Press

'Elizabeth And Hazel': The Legacy Of Little Rock

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140953088/140988868" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Greg Willerer (right) has a business that provides produce to 27 families through his community supported agriculture co-op in Detroit. Jon Kalish hide caption

toggle caption
Jon Kalish

'The Gift Of Detroit': Tilling Urban Terrain

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140903516/140988872" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

High schooler Kiana Uechi-won barrel races in the 19th Annual All-Girls Rodeo at the Kualoa Ranch on Oahu on Saturday. Chuck McKeand/Hawaii Rodeo Photos hide caption

toggle caption
Chuck McKeand/Hawaii Rodeo Photos

Lassos, Not Luaus, For Hawaii's Cowgirls

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140983402/140988878" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Agents pour out alcohol into the gutter during a raid. Ken Burns' Prohibition airs beginning Sunday night on PBS. New York Daily News hide caption

toggle caption
New York Daily News

Ken Burns' 'Prohibition' Recalls A Law So Strict It Was (Tee)totally Doomed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140956498/140988880" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama proposed a $3.7 trillion budget in February. But as the new fiscal year starts, there's still no final budget in place. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jacquelyn Martin/AP

How Budget Battles Keep The Economy In Limbo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140961812/140988926" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers remarks during the Perspectives on Leadership Forum in California on Sept. 27. Christie has been in the spotlight recently as a possible presidential candidate. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The News Tip: Don't Ask Them If They're Running

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140984881/140988928" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Novelist Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria and raised in London. Mr. Fox is her fourth book. Saneesh Sukumaran/ hide caption

toggle caption
Saneesh Sukumaran/

A Muse Gets Mad In Oyeyemi's Magical 'Mr. Fox'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140858519/140988930" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Morehouse College Glee Club in performance in 1981. Wendall Whalum, at right, was the second of only three directors of the club in its 100 years of existence. Courtesy of Morehouse College hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Morehouse College

The Morehouse College Glee Club Is 100

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140956527/140988932" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday