Weekend Edition on KTTZ-FM http://kttz.org en Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town http://kttz.org/post/extremists-leave-violent-message-small-iraqi-town A small Sunni Arab town north of Baghdad put up a fight when Sunni Muslim extremists from the so-called Islamic State tried to impose their rule on the town.<p>The residents lost, and now the town, Zowiya, just outside of Tikrit, is destroyed. More than 200 of its homes have been blown up, and the residents have fled.<p>The Islamic State leveled the town as a warning to anybody else that dares to fight them.<p>"My town is gone," says Abu Saad, a businessman in his sixties. "They bombed all our houses. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 48199 at http://kttz.org Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town Inspectors Struggle To Collect Evidence At MH17 Crash Site http://kttz.org/post/inspectors-struggle-collect-evidence-mh17-crash-site At the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed in eastern Ukraine, inspector Michael Bociurkiw says rebels have allowed some access, but the inspectors are hampered by a lack of equipment. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:33:00 +0000 editor 48198 at http://kttz.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts http://kttz.org/post/new-york-embraces-hiv-preventing-pill-some-voice-doubts AIDS researchers and policymakers from around the globe are gathering in Melbourne, Australia, for a major international conference that starts this Monday. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Joel Rose 48197 at http://kttz.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts Marisa Ronstadt, Cousin Of Linda, Spans Genres For 'Moon' http://kttz.org/post/marisa-ronstadt-cousin-linda-spans-genres-moon Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Marisa Ronstadt bears a musical name but she has her own style, which seems to be a mix of Mariachi, Classic Rock, Soul, R&B, Indie Pop - maybe she'll fill in any that we've missed. She's played music since she was seven and has her own band now "Marisa Ronstadt And The Know-It-All's." Their debut album is "Blueberry Moon." It's out now - let's hear a little.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BLUEBERRY MOON")<p>MARISA RONSTADT AND THE KNOW-IT-ALLS: (Singing) Baby you're on your way. Ain't no stopping you, your here to stay. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +0000 editor 48181 at http://kttz.org Elaine Stritch: 'I'm Not Easy' http://kttz.org/post/elaine-stritch-im-not-easy Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>We want to take a moment now to remember Elaine Stritch. She died this week at the age of 89 after a career that ran for seven decades on Broadway and the West End, movies and television. She sang about "The Ladies Who Lunch" in her signature voice - gruff, bruised, but strong.<p>We interviewed Elaine Stritch just a few months ago. A documentary about her had just come out called "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." She had to be briefly hospitalized in the middle of the publicity tour and it sometimes seemed a labor for her to speak. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +0000 editor 48182 at http://kttz.org