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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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Retired Gen. Jack Keane On What Could Be Next When Mattis Steps Down

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 8:01am

Keane speaks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his hopes for the U.S. military now that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned.

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Sunday Puzzle: Take 2

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 8:01am

Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz tries to stump NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and WNYC listener Bernard Dickman of Middletown, N.J.

(Image credit: NPR)

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New Climate Deal Keeps Paris Accord Alive, Draws Path To Implementation

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:25am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh about the climate deal recently reached at a major conference in Poland.

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Alaska Fishermen Hauling A Bigger Catch With Gear They Get To Use For The First Time

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Alaska fishermen who took advantage of new regulations allowing them to fish with a previously banned piece of gear are happy they saved their catch from hungry whales.

(Image credit: Aaron Bolton/KBBI News)

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Kitka Brings 'Powerful Women's Voices, Joined Together' From East To West

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

For four decades the Oakland ensemble Kitka has sung intricate harmonies from Eastern Europe. Members Shira Cion and Kelly Atkins talk about the group's new album, "Harmonies of Heaven and Earth."

(Image credit: Tomas Pacha/Courtesy of the artist)

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In 'Capernaum,' The Chaos Of Lebanon From A Homeless Child's Perspective

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

In Beirut, a young boy sues his parents for giving birth to him in poverty. That's the premise of a new film from director Nadine Labaki which features her most unapologetically activist agenda.

(Image credit: Christopher Aoun/Sony Pictures Classics)

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Merry Christmas, And A Happy New 42 Years (And Counting)

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Two retired workers with Britain's Royal Mail have been exchanging the same Christmas card (by hand) for 43 years, marking most years in it with a little rhyme.

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Left Exposed By Middle Eastern Upheaval, Christians Are Fleeing Region

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Janine diGiovanni discusses her report in Harper's on the accelerating persecution and uprooting of Christians in the land where the religion was born

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Record Latino Turnout Was A Huge Factor In Democrats' Midterm Election Wins

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu-Garcia Navarro speaks with researcher Matt Barreto about his study showing that Latino voter turnout nearly doubled from 2014 to 2018. More than a quarter were first-time voters, he says.

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Co-Founder: 'Cannibalism,' Not Anti-Trump Stand, Killed 'Weekly Standard'

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

The last issue of the 23-year-old magazine was published this week, and co-founder and contributing editor John Podhoretz says friction between business and editorial teams seems to be one cause.

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Aid Will Move Slowly From Yemen Port Ceasefire — If It Lasts

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to reporter Jane Ferguson about the situation in Yemen, where a ceasefire in a key port city is off to a shaky start.

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Lab-Grown Meat Draws Big Investors — And Big Opposition

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Tech startups are using animal stem cells to grow meat. Big meat companies, including Tyson and Cargill, are investing in the technology, while livestock producers are trying to fight it.

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Chile Starts Implementing Ban On Stores Giving Customers Plastic Bags

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

It's the first country in Latin America with such a ban, which takes full effect in August 2020. For Chileans, who on average were using 200 bags per person every year, it's taking time to adjust.

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Set The Table, Then Let Them Work It Out: Surviving Holiday Family Drama

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

For this segment of our series "Help I'm Hosting," NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to standup comic Megan Gailey about getting through family drama during the holidays.

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Library Of Congress Honors Groundbreaking 1898 Film Depicting Black Joy

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Something Good, a film that shows the first known on-screen kiss between two black actors — and the last until 1945 — is being added to the National Film Registry.

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A Decade After Madoff Ponzi Scheme Failed, Money Is Still Being Recovered

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Irving Picard, a lawyer leading the liquidation the collapsed investment firm, says lawsuits and forensic accounting have gotten back almost 70 percent of what was feared lost — some $13 billion.

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Journalists And NGOs Face Shutdowns, Beatings As Nicaragua Stifles Dissent

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

The government of Nicaragua's embattled President Daniel Ortega recently ransacked the offices of human rights organizations and an independent media outlet last week.

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On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Border, Migrants Face Risks And Long Waits

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with reporter Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News about the conditions that migrants trying to enter the U.S. encounter when stuck along the border.

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Zinke Out, Mulvaney In (For Now) In Busy Weekend Of Presidential Tweets

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

President Trump is making personnel moves — naming an interim chief of staff and announcing his Interior secretary's resignation — while facing a dizzying number of investigations into his conduct.

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Sunday Puzzle: Silence Is Golden

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 8:03am

Weekend Edition's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play this week's puzzle with WXXI and WYPR listener Jonathan Sussman of Pittsford, N.Y.

(Image credit: NPR)

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