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Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
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Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

California has some of the strictest building codes in the country for homes built in areas with wildfire risk. But recent fires show that even the most fire-resistant homes will burn.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

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For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.

(Image credit: Derek Montgomery for NPR)

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How 2 New York Women Erased $1.5 Million In Medical Debt For Hundreds Of Strangers

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

Judith Jones and Carolyn Kenyon discuss their fundraising efforts that resulted in $1.5 million medical bill debt forgiveness for New York strangers.

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Political Moves In Wisconsin And Michigan Reminiscent Of Marbury Vs. Madison Debate

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

The moves in Wisconsin and Michigan aren't new. In some ways they reopen the debate that was settled in Marbury vs. Madison. The American Enterprise Institute's Norman Ornstein gives us a lesson.

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New Wisconsin Bill Undercuts Incoming Governor's Power

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Wisconsin State Representatives Jim Steineke and Amanda Stuck about the recent bills passed by the state legislature to limit the powers of the incoming governor.

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Why John Kelly's Exit From The White House Is No A Surprise

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

Persistent rumors of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's departure are finally true, just 16 months after he started on the job.

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Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Human Rights Activist

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of Russia's oldest, most decorated human rights activists, has died at 91.

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Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Breaks Down His Reporting On Trump And Russia

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold about his recent story on the connections between the Trump organization and the Russians.

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Rep. Jamie Raskin Gives InSight On Latest Events In Russia Investigation

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, member of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, about the latest court filings by prosecutors and the special counsel.

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'Help, I'm Hosting': Author Nina Stibbe Offers Best Tips For Gift-Giving

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

This week on our holiday advice series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Nina Stibbe, author of An Almost Perfect Christmas, about her best tips on gift-giving.

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Asylum Seekers Rely On Ad Hoc Group Of Migrant Coordinators

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

The thousands of Central American migrants in limbo in northern Mexico are relying on an ad hoc group of organizers among them to keep lists of asylum seekers and look after their conditions.

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Wildfires, Hurricanes: How Climate Change Is Affecting Natural Disasters

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

The effects of climate change are already being felt as natural disasters get more severe and frequent. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Harvard faculty member Jesse Keenan about climate migration.

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A Tradition Of Passing Down Decorations From One Family To Another

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro explores holiday decorations passed on from one homeowner to another.

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'Yellow Vest' Protesters Vs. French Police

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

The French government is struggling to deal with the wave of Yellow Vest protests sweeping the country.

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Politics News Of The Week

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson gives host Lulu Garcia-Navarro her take on the news of the week — including three bombshell filings that shed light on the Robert Mueller investigation.

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Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

Weekend Edition's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KPBS listener Geoffrey Mayne of San Diego, California.

(Image credit: NPR)

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Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:52am

The most popular dog names of 2018 say a lot about our world and what we're watching. Increasingly, dogs are getting human names, but is that really a surprise since they're part of the family?

(Image credit: Ryan Brenizer/NPR)

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How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 7:52am

On Hanukkah, many Jews fry potato pancakes called latkes in oil or maybe schmaltz. But a century ago, one company saw an opportunity to make the Jewish fat of choice truly American: Crisco.

(Image credit: from The New York Public Library (public domain))

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University Of Michigan Ensemble 'Gives A Voice' To Nazi Prisoners Through Unearthed Music

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 7:52am

While conducting research at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, a music theory professor discovered manuscripts of music that haven't been heard since World War II.

(Image credit: University of Michigan)

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The Cost Of Being Queen: 'Mary' Explores The Sacrifices Of Women In Power

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 7:52am

Margot Robbie is Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots. "We re-examine history as a way of understanding what's happening in our present time, and where we're heading in the future," she says.

(Image credit: Liam Daniel/Focus Features)

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