Weekend Edition Sunday http://wuwm.com en Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort http://wuwm.com/post/boston-finds-quality-preschool-worth-effort It's a Wednesday morning at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Teacher Jodi Doyle is working with a small group of preschool students interested in domes.<p>"What do you think the difference is between a dome and an arch?" she asks.<p>The lesson doesn't go exactly as planned. Doyle wants the kids to build their domes with wire, but she wants the children to come up with that idea themselves. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 29081 at http://wuwm.com Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares http://wuwm.com/post/caring-wounded-vet-burden-family-gladly-shares <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>Craig Remsburg's son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Earlier this year, the father and son attended the State of the Union address as guests of President Obama and the first lady.<p>This past week, Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to highlight the sacrifices of those taking care of wounded vets. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29084 at http://wuwm.com Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous http://wuwm.com/post/book-tells-life-perennial-co-star-almost-famous Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Judy Greer's name might be unfamiliar, but her face, you'd probably recognize. Over the course of her 20-year career, she's been 40 movies and dozens of TV shows. Maybe you know her as Katherine Heigl's best friend in "27 Dresses," George Bluth's assistant in "Arrested Development" or the voice of Cheryl Tunt in the animated series "Archer." Then again, maybe you don't. In her new memoir "I Don't Know What You Know Me From," Greer gives us a glimpse into what life is like when you are a perennial costar who's kind of famous. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 29066 at http://wuwm.com Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says http://wuwm.com/post/media-should-reflect-profane-society-critic-says Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>There are certain words that we're not used to reading in the newspaper or hearing on the radio, for that matter, like [bleep], [bleep] and [bleep]. Those are some of a few taboo words when it comes to proper news etiquette. But Jesse Sheidlower, who is the author of a book called "The F-Word," thinks we could actually hear more obscenities in our daily lives. He joins us from our studios in New York City to tell us why. So break this down for me, Jesse. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 29067 at http://wuwm.com Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language' http://wuwm.com/post/characters-try-different-cultures-other-language Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Francesca Marciano has the rare distinction of being a celebrated writer in two languages.<p>FRANCESCA MARCIANO: It's almost as if by now I have two brains that are running parallel to one another. One brain writes films in Italian and the other brain seems to be writing novels in English.<p>MARTIN: Her new story collection "The Other Language" introduces us to a host of characters who are also somehow out of their element, trying on new cultures, languages, or identities. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 29068 at http://wuwm.com