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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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Reconnecting Strangers On A Train, One Tumblr Post At A Time

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 7:56am

Dutch Railways says 1 out of 3 of its passengers frequently flirt while on the train. But what happens when strangers make a connection and don't see each other again? The railway offers some help.

(Image credit: Evert Elzinga/AFP/Getty Images)

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'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 7:56am

Decades of unjust policies have led to the devaluing of lower-income neighborhoods. But urban sociologist John Schlichtman says closing the gap between revaluing and devaluing can minimize inequities.

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A Plucky English Heroine Amid New York's Super-Rich In 'Still Me'

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 7:56am

Author Jojo Moyes has penned a third story about the idealistic young Louisa Clark, thrusting her protagonist into Manhattan's upper-upper-class while juggling romance back home (and abroad).

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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Sunday Puzzle: It Takes Two

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro play this week's puzzle with Dan Streit of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

(Image credit: NPR)

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The GOP's Shutdown Strategy

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Brian McGuire, former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, discusses the politics of the shutdown and what moves the GOP might be planning next.

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When A Reporter Gets Starstruck Over Ricky Martin

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Ana Belaval's reaction to meeting singer Ricky Martin went viral not only for her reaction but what Martin means to Puerto Ricans recovering from the hurricane. She talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Calexico's Joey Burns On The Sound Of The Southwest

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Calexico singer Joey Burns has spent 20 years in the American Southwest but grew up on SoCal beaches. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his band's ninth studio album, The Thread That Keeps Us.

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Escaping Boko Haram In 'A Gift From Darkness'

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Writer Andrea Hoffmann tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro the story of Patience Ibrahim, a teenager captured and brutalized by Boko Haram. Ibrahim and Hoffmann co-authored the book A Gift from Darkness.

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Kyle Stephens On Testifying About Larry Nassar's Sexual Abuse

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Kyle Stephens, who testified that Larry Nassar sexually abused her for six years.

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Government Shutdowns And The CDC

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

During the government shutdown in 2013 Tom Frieden was in charge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with him about potential public health implications.

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Women Rally In Las Vegas On March Anniversary

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

A rally called "Power to the Polls" kicks off in Las Vegas on Sunday. The event is organized by the leaders of last year's Women's March on Washington.

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What The Government Shutdown Means For Military Families

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Families whose loved ones serve in the military are worried about what the government shutdown means for them.

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Building An Ice Palace In Minnesota

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Amy Stearns works for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center in Minnesota, which is organizing an ice harvest to build an "ice palace." She talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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The Future Of Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

Myanmar says it is ready to start receiving Rohingya refugees this week, but will they be safe? Eric Schwartz of Refugees International discusses their return with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Bernie Sanders On Government Shutdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont about the ongoing government shutdown.

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The Call-In: The Women's March

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

This weekend marks the anniversary of the women's marches around the country. We hear from Tram Nguyen, Rebecca Richmond and Windi Hornsby about how their views and lives have changed a year on.

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Supporters Assess Trump's First Year

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

After one year in office, supporters of President Trump review his accomplishments and what they say he can do better.

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Explaining 'Chain Migration' Or 'Family Reunification'

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

President Trump wants an end of "chain migration" policy, replacing it with a "merit-based" immigration policy. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro discusses with Stanford professor Tomas Jimenez.

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Shutdown Day 2

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:57am

The government has shut down after failed talks in Congress to reinstall funding. We look at what happens next.

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Remembering A Comet-Discoverer

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 8:02am

Thomas Bopp, who helped discover the Hale-Bopp Comet in 1995, died last week.

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