"Conic sections" are the four kinds of curves that result when a plane slices through a cone. But if you forgot that bit of high school algebra, here's one way to make sure you digest the lesson — this time, in a most delicious form: scones.
Since his brother's death a year ago, Seth Collins has been touring the country giving $500 tips to restaurant servers, the last request in his brother's will. He aims to hit all 50 states by the end of the year. Collins speaks to Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.
Washington, D.C.-based rapper Wale is 28 and riding high in the Billboard charts. As guest host Linda Wertheimer notes, his next album, The Album About Nothing features an expert on the subject, comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Loteria is the story of 11-year-old Luz Castillo, in state custody after her father is arrested and her mother disappears. Luz tells her tale piece by piece, using cards from loteria, a Latin American game of chance. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with author Mario Alberto Zambrano about his first novel.
Two longtime gardeners share the changes they've seen over the years at Hillwood Estate in Washington, D.C. As blooming times become more sporadic, new flowers stand out as stars and an unwelcome fungus springs to life. Take notes: Your garden might benefit from some adjustments.
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