The largest crowd ever packed into Churchill Downs Saturday for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, but much of the intrigue happened behind the scenes. Host Liane Hansen has an update of the final standings of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, where a horse named Animal Kingdom surged to a surprise victory.
TOM COLE: Liane Hansen is closing in on her last show. Her final broadcast as host of WEEKEND EDITION will be on Sunday, May 29th. Go to our website, NPR.org, to see a timeline of special moments on the program, going back to Liane's debut in 1989 - from the news of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, to an interview singer Joni Mitchell, and Liane's trip to Egypt. We want to hear your ideas for other special moments to add to the list. Go to NPR.org/Liane to offer a suggestion. That's NPR.org/L-I-A-N-E. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
Relief workers in Alabama have been working round the clock to tend to victims of last week's tornadoes. But for volunteers at the Alabama Wildlife Center south of Birmingham, they're dealing with some of the smallest victims, wild birds. The center rehabilitates injured and orphaned birds throughout the year, but right now they're dealing with an influx of tornado-related animals. Andrew Yeager of member station WBHM reports.
The covert American operation that assassinated Osama Bin Laden has sparked widespread public anger in Pakistan. The biggest question: How could the U.S. have entered Pakistani territory and taken out the world's most wanted man without the knowledge of Pakistan's military? NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.