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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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Sweden And Assange

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

Staffan Sonning of Sweden's Sveriges Radio talks about proposals to extradite Julian Assange to Sweden, years after Swedish prosecutors issued an arrest warrant on rape allegations.

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'Stockholm': A Hostage Situation And How 'Stockholm Syndrome' Came To Be

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to Noomi Rapace about her latest film, Stockholm, which covers the hostage situation that coined the term "Stockholm syndrome."

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Peeling Back The Reasons Behind The Onion Shortage

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

Weather issues in the U.S. and elsewhere have contributed to an onion shortage. NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Shay Myers, is a third-generation farmer growing onions in Idaho and Oregon.

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Hollywood Writers Vs. Agents

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to writer and producer Keli Goff about members of the Writers Guild of America being told to fire their agents en masse.

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How Philadelphia Mandated Vaccinations In 1991

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, about the last time the U.S. mandated measles vaccinations.

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U.N. Envoy To Libya On Situation On The Ground

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

As fighting continues outside Libya's capital, NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Ghassan Salamé, U.N. envoy to Libya about what the international community is doing to negotiate a ceasefire.

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Detained Immigrants Organize Hunger Strikes

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

In 2019 alone, detained immigrants have organized hunger strikes in at least seven different detention facilities across the U.S.

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Assessing The Democratic Presidential Field From South Carolina

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

In the last couple decades, South Carolina has emerged as an important early state primary. NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to Jaime Harrison, associate chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

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How The Rock 'N Play Baby Sleeper Became Popular And Why It Was Recalled

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with baby sleep consultant and author Alexis Dubief about the recall of Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleepers, which have had a devoted following among parents.

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Get Paid To Stay In Bed, For Space Science

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Jennifer Ngo-Anh of the European Space Agency about their planned study during which subjects will stay in bed for two months.

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Orioles' Chris Davis Ends Hitless Streak

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday succeeded breaking out of his 0-for-54 hitless streak.

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Sunday Puzzle: A Piece Of Cake

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WAMU listener Ryan Saunders of Washington, D.C.

(Image credit: NPR)

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How Can We Be Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe For Medical Use?

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

Software that can replace doctors for certain tasks has a big responsibility. The Food and Drug Administration is now figuring out how to determine when computer algorithms are safe and effective.

(Image credit: Courtesy of IDx )

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3 Decades In, Bruce Hornsby's Style Is Constantly Evolving

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

The Grammy-winning pianist and composer branches out from his soundtrack work to create his latest album, Absolute Zero.

(Image credit: Sarah Walor/Courtesy of the artist)

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Sunday Politics: Mueller Report Expectations

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

This week, Congress and the public await the expected release of the Mueller report — or at least what Attorney General William Barr is willing to let them see.

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Sudanese Activist On What Comes Next

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks to Sudanese activist and protester Mayada Hassanain about President Omar al-Bashir being ousted and women's roles in the protests.

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The Man Who Keeps Fenway Park Running

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 8:05am

Who has the toughest job in baseball? Maybe Donnie Gardiner, the facilities superintendent at Fenway Park. He's responsible for getting the 107-year-old ballpark ready for the Red Sox home opener.

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Juno Flies By Jupiter

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 8:05am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks NASA scientist Steven Levin about the spacecraft Juno's latest Jupiter fly-by, occurring this weekend.

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Mueller Report: Understanding Redactions

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 8:05am

Lawmakers anxiously await the Mueller report, but there's a catch: redactions. Greg Brower, formerly the FBI's chief liaison to Congress, discusses with Lulu Garcia-Navarro what might be blacked out.

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Reacting To The LDS Church's Latest LGBT Policy Change

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 8:05am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reversed a controversial policy about children of same-sex couples being baptized. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jamison Manwaring.

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