Shirley Jones is probably best known, at least to a certain generation, for her role as Shirley Partridge, mother of television's singing Partridge family in the early 70s. Others may remember her Oscar-winning role as Lulu in the 1960 film Elmer Gantry, or her performance as Laurey in the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma. Host Liane Hansen interviews the actress and singer, who recently released her newest album, a tribute to her early champion Richard Rodgers. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio.
For Sara Jenkins and her mother, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, food is a family affair -- and a family business. Sara has just opened Porsena, an Italian restaurant in New York's East Village, and runs the popular Italian pork carryout Porchetta. Much of the inspiration for her menus comes from her childhood experiences in Rome and Tuscany, where she visited with her family. Her mother is the author of several cookbooks and an expert on the Mediterranean diet.
Some of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' colleagues are saying it's high time to debate the reinstatement of a ban on the kind of large-capacity bullet magazines used in the shooting that wounded her and killed six others last weekend in Arizona.
Dozens of House members from both parties took turns praising Giffords during a day of tributes last week for the victims of the Tucson shootings.
California Democrat Jane Harman used her time at the podium to suggest Congress actually do something.
Ricky Gervais can't believe his luck. Even after creating a few beloved award-winning TV shows, writing and directing films and cracking people up with his popular standup specials, the host of this weekend's 68th annual Golden Globe awards ceremony is still in awe of his own celebrity and the perks that come along with it. Gervais tells Weekend Edition Sunday host Liane Hansen that he is frankly amazed at the freedom he has had in his career.