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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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5 Men On Trial For Gang Rape In Spain

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

Guest host Lauren Frayer talks with feminist organizer Irantzu Varela about the uproar in Spain over the trial of five men accused of gang raping a teenager at last year's Running of the Bulls.

Categories: Syndicated

Military To Allow Transgender Recruits

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

On Monday transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the military. Aaron Belkin of The Palm Center tells guest host Lauren Frayer about new guidelines issued for how to treat potential enlistees.

Categories: Syndicated

Protests Continue In Iran

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

In Iran, anti-government protests are in their fourth day. At least two protesters were killed Saturday night. The government is blaming the unrest on what it calls "foreign agents."

Categories: Syndicated

South Sudan's Prospects For 2018

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

South Sudan is suffering one of the gravest humanitarian crises in the world. The government and rebel groups recently agreed to a ceasefire, but the fighting goes on.

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Continues To Focus On The Russia Investigation

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

President Trump gave an interview to The New York Times at his Florida golf club this past week, showing he's still focused on the Russia investigation and his own role in the news cycle.

Categories: Syndicated

Lawsuits Mount As Apple Manages Fallout From Revelation Of Slowed iPhones

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

While Apple's apologies and response to its slowing down of older phones might help on the public relations front, the legal issues are another matter.

(Image credit: Eric Risberg/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

Twitter Wants To Help You Welcome 2018 With One Climactic Musical Moment

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

A viral tweet from Phil Collins suggests people cue up his song "In the Air Tonight" so the iconic drum fill rings out at midnight. The Twitterverse offered up plenty of other musical suggestions.

(Image credit: Craig Ruttle/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

Sunday Puzzle: New Names In The News

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

NPR's Lauren Frayer and New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz quiz Nick English of Chapel Hill, N.C., on names we probably hadn't known until this year.

(Image credit: NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

An Alt.Latino New Year's Eve Playlist

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:12am

Felix Contreras from Alt.Latino suggests alternative Latin music for your New Year's Eve festivities.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Categories: Syndicated

How A 5-Year-Old Made Sure The Grinch Didn't Steal Christmas This Year

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:23am

When 5-year-old TyLon Pittman became concerned that the Grinch was going to steal Christmas for everybody in Byram, Miss., he called the police. An officer responded so TyLon knew Christmas was safe.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kim Smith)

Categories: Syndicated

Why The Holiday Season Is Often Announcement Season Too

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Listeners share some announcements they plan to make this holiday season, as well as why they've decided to use this particular time of year to make them.

Categories: Syndicated

A Dose Of El Gordo, One Of Spain's Holiday Traditions

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

In Spain, El Gordo — the fat one — doesn't refer to Santa Claus during the holiday season. Instead it's the Christmas lottery, and three-quarters of Spaniards buy tickets each year.

Categories: Syndicated

After Deaths During Hurricane Irma, Florida Requiring Changes For Nursing Homes

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

The deaths of 12 residents of a Florida nursing home after Hurricane Irma have been declared homicides. As the investigation continues, the state is seeking to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Categories: Syndicated

Writer On Why Jesus Would Choose To Spend This Christmas Outside Of Bethlehem

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Stephanie Saldana is a writer and says she found the real Bethlehem on the Greek island of Lesbos, amid refugees packed into a squalid camp. That's where she believes Jesus would spend this Christmas.

Categories: Syndicated

Where Europe's Far-Right Stands At The End Of 2017

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Warsaw-based columnist Anne Applebaum tells NPR's Lauren Frayer about the nativist parties that have made political inroads in Europe this year, with echoes of Donald Trump's "America First" mantra.

Categories: Syndicated

Analysis Shows Women Lost Jobs In Retail Last Year, Though Men Gained

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

According to a study, last year, men gained higher-paying jobs in retail while women lost them. Heidi Hartmann of the Institute for Women's Policy Research joins NPR's Lauren Frayer to explain more

Categories: Syndicated

New Tax Code Has Long Route Ahead Before It Can Be Implemented

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Steven Rosenthal of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center speaks with NPR's Lauren Frayer about how the IRS is scrambling to translate the new tax law into rules, regulations, and forms.

Categories: Syndicated

'The Lonely, The Lonesome And The Gone' Is an Ode To The Underdogs

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Lee Ann Womack's new album is packed full of classic country music characters. Womack tells NPR's Lauren Frayer that she recorded it in Houston because going back home fills her with hope

Categories: Syndicated

Russia's Troubled Economy Overlooked In 2017

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Despite economic troubles, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to lead the race for the country's upcoming elections.

Categories: Syndicated

History Shows Christmas Can Be A Powerful Motivator On Capitol Hill

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 8:15am

Since George Washington's raid on Trenton, the words "Christmas," "Washington" and "crisis" have gone hand in hand.

Categories: Syndicated