Weekend Edition Sunday for December 14, 2014 Hear the Weekend Edition Sunday program for December 14, 2014

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday

The Liberia-Guinea border has been closed since the early days of the Ebola outbreak. The Liberian city of Ganta — about a mile from the border — has historically been a hub of commerce, and was hit hard by the closure. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
John W. Poole/NPR

Goats and Soda

Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

The Liberia-Guinea border has been closed since the early days of the Ebola outbreak. The Liberian city of Ganta — about a mile from the border — has historically been a hub of commerce, and was hit hard by the closure. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
John W. Poole/NPR

Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/370381421/370714624" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Dandelions In Bullet Holes Sarah Harmer
We Could Forever Bonobo

Flowers, candles and handwritten messages remembering the 43 missing students line the fence at the National Palace in Zocalo, Mexico City. Geovien So/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Geovien So/Barcroft Media/Landov

Survivor Of Mexican Student Attacks Tells Of Bullet-Riddled Escape

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/370346999/370714630" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tenant screening companies say the databases they compile, listing people who have been sued by landlords, help identify deadbeat renters. Tenants' advocates say they don't differentiate problem renters from those who were simply asserting their rights. Shell Belle/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
Shell Belle/Flickr

Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/367833532/370714648" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Barefoot Adventure Bud Shank

"I just sort of screamed into a microphone for ages," the British pop singer Charli XCX says of the time leading up to Sucker. Bella Howard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Bella Howard/Courtesy of the artist

Charli XCX's Stockholm Scream Led To One Big 'Sucker'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/370349137/370714669" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Marzipan Children Little People
Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Raine, The City of Prague Philharmonic
Apogee Tycho
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, film score [The Fellowship] City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Crouch End Festiv, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Nic Raine (conductor)

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday