Building Blocks

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. Alan Khazei talks about his efforts to become what he calls a Big Citizen, and how to achieve social change. Then, Arab American comedian Dean Obeidallah discusses headlining the multi-city tour: “Arabs Gone Wild.” And Filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas discusses his documentary, “Citizen Architect,” about the late great architect, artist, and educator Samuel Mockbee. Plus, our latest Backstory segment looks at a record setting arms deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and our Underreported looks at Roma in Europe.