Weekend Edition Sunday for September 2, 2018 Hear the Weekend Edition Sunday program for September 2, 2018

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday

The herbarium at Muhlenberg College contains thousands of specimens, some collected more than 100 years ago. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

toggle caption
Emma Lee/WHYY

Science

Centuries-Old Plant Collection Now Online — A Treasure Trove For Researchers

Close to 800,000 records from about a dozen plant collections or "herbaria" are being digitized, allowing researchers broad access to data on plant species collected and preserved in past centuries.

Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty, left, are seen in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after turning in their paperwork to run for the Broward County School Board in May. Both parents had a 14-year-old daughter who was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Mother Of Parkland Victim Wins School Board Seat: 'I Won't Stop' Until Kids Are Safe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/643662508/644085221" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shifts in temperature are leading to shifts in the wedding industry as bakers, photographers, florists and the couples they serve think about how to beat the heat on this all-important day. JGI/Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

toggle caption
JGI/Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images

Say 'I Do' Without The Sweat: Wedding Pros Share How They Beat The Heat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/642341001/644085227" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Minding the Gap, filmmaker Bing Liu uses old and new footage of his skateboarder friends Keire Johnson (left) and Zack Mulligan (right) to track the turbulent upbringings and present-day struggles of all three. Hulu hide caption

toggle caption
Hulu

In 'Minding The Gap,' Skateboarding Is The Least Of The Pain

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/643820654/644085239" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Benjamin Rush, the medical doctor and Founding Father, took after the Renaissance-man civic participation of his mentor, Benjamin Franklin. Charles Willson Peale/Courtesy of Crown hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Willson Peale/Courtesy of Crown

'Rush': The Other Founding Father From Philadelphia Named Benjamin

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/643764214/644085245" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The herbarium at Muhlenberg College contains thousands of specimens, some collected more than 100 years ago. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

toggle caption
Emma Lee/WHYY

Centuries-Old Plant Collection Now Online — A Treasure Trove For Researchers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/641310268/644085251" 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