The catastrophic flooding in Australia that has swamped an area larger than Texas continues to devastate that nation. At least 26 people have died since November and dozens are missing. More than 30,000 homes have been flooded in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. With damage estimates in the billions, it may end up as the country's costliest disaster. Host Scott Simon speaks with Australian broadcaster Richard Glover about the flooding that has ravaged Queensland.
President Obama and other leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., on Friday for a memorial service honoring veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who died after surgery last month. Host Scott Simon has a brief remembrance.
Last week's assassination of Punjab's governor Salman Taseer, reportedly by a member of the elite police force that was supposed to protect him, has increased anxiety over the future course of Pakistan. Host Scott Simon talks to national security expert Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institution about the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan.
Horoscope readers beware: you may not be as compatible with the love of your life as you thought. Host Scott Simon speaks with Parke Kunkle, a Minnesota astronomer who discovered that the zodiac calendar designed in ancient Babylon is off by about a month. Astrologers are not pleased.