Weekend Edition Sunday for December 13, 2015 Hear the Weekend Edition Sunday program for December 13, 2015

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday

Safi al-Kasasbeh and his wife Isaaf are the parents of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian air force pilot who was captured by the Islamic State in Syria and later killed by the group. Alice Fordham / NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Alice Fordham / NPR

Parallels

In Jordan, A Family And A Country Feel The Loss Of A Pilot

Jordan is a staunch U.S. ally in the war against ISIS. The country paid a price when a pilot was captured in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham met his parents at the time, and saw them again recently.

Students at Boston College listen to a speaker as they gather during a solidarity demonstration on the school's campus, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in Newton, Mass. Student organizers from the college released a toolkit for protesters at other campuses — part of a growing trend towards nationwide coordination of protests. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steven Senne/AP

Campus Protesters Across The Country Swap Ideas, Information

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459514516/459554607" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The cuckoo clock is showcased in one of five Lord and Taylor window displays. At midnight, a fireworks animation explodes in the background. Astrid Stawiarz and Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Lord and Taylor hide caption

toggle caption
Astrid Stawiarz and Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Lord and Taylor

The Art Of Holiday Cheer: A Window Into Storefront Displays

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459554551/459554552" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tom Jones has released a new memoir, Over the Top and Back, and a new album, Long Lost Suitcase. Harry Borden/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Harry Borden/Courtesy of the artist

Tom Jones Unpacks A Suitcase Full Of Stories

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459397025/459554619" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Safi al-Kasasbeh and his wife Isaaf are the parents of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian air force pilot who was captured by the Islamic State in Syria and later killed by the group. Alice Fordham / NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Alice Fordham / NPR

In Jordan, A Family And A Country Feel The Loss Of A Pilot

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459090469/459554625" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Secret Service personnel man the roof of Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta, where President Barack Obama had an interview on March 10. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Atlanta Is Setting Its Storied Neighborhood Bar — In High Resolution

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459549426/459554631" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A woman works in a factory processing hashish in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in December 2014. Mohamed Azakir/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Mohamed Azakir/Reuters/Landov

Escaping Syria To Harvest Hashish In Lebanon

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/457823471/459554637" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik enlisted three guitarists and a drummer for his winding new concept album, Ye Olde. Peter Gannushkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Peter Gannushkin/Courtesy of the artist

A Prog-Jazz Suite About Architecture? Jacob Garchik Does It All

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459391810/459554643" 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