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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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Spot Fake News By Making It

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Sander van der Linden of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab about his online game which tries to teach players about fake news by making them produce it.

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Determine Potential Partners By Voice In New Dating App

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

A new dating app called Waving lets users judge potential partners by their voice. We talk with Robert Burriss of Basel University about the role a person's voice plays in attraction.

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The Call-In: Childhood Obesity

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

On this week's Call-In, we hear from listeners about childhood obesity. The epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children's Hospital.

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The Money Behind The Midterms

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Carrie Levine, a reporter for The Center for Public Integrity, about where big political donors are putting their money during this year's midterm elections.

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Former National Security Adviser On Russia Investigation And Trump Foreign Policy

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with former national security adviser Stephen Hadley about President Trump's foreign policy and his criticism of the FBI.

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The Politics Of The McCabe Firing

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

The firing of Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, has set off more speculation that the Mueller probe is in jeopardy.

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Sunday Puzzle: Decipher These Phrases

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Dawn Ladd of New Port Richey, Fla.

(Image credit: NPR)

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Habibi Fuses Farsi Lyrics With Western Riffs

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:07am

The Brooklyn-based band doesn't need to speak English to pack a punch. Frontwoman Rahill Jamalifard talks about songwriting in Farsi and how Middle Eastern rock emboldens her.

(Image credit: Bailey Robb/Courtesy of the artist)

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'Love, Simon' Is Your Typical Glossy, Hollywood, Teenage, Gay Rom-Com

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 6:57am

It's a coming-of-age story that's also a coming-out story — and it's in mainstream theaters around the country. Director Greg Berlanti says that's a big deal.

(Image credit: Ben Rothstein/20th Century Fox)

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Tennessee 'Natural' Burial Ground Will Offer A Simpler Farewell — Casket Optional

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

Larkspur Conservation features trails, picnic tables, a meadow — and, soon, "natural" burial plots. The founders hope the space will offer a more meaningful and less expensive way to say goodbye.

(Image credit: Courtesy of John Christian Phifer)

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Student Activist On Guns In Schools

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

Kaila Caffey, a senior at Central High School and activist with the Philadelphia Student Union, works to make schools safe for students of color. She talks with NPR's Renee Montagne.

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The Call-In: Gun Owners

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

This week on The Call-In, NPR's Renee Montagne talks with three gun owners who've been thinking a lot about the role guns play in American life.

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Trump Rallies In Pennsylvania

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

President Trump held a campaign rally near Pittsburgh last night, just outside of a congressional district with a special election on Tuesday.

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Florida Considers Permanent Daylight Saving Time

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

Florida lawmakers have passed the "Sunshine Protection Act." The bill would make daylight saving time permanent all year long in the Sunshine State.

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EBay Trains Ohio Retailers

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

100 small businesses in Akron are getting intensive training as part of eBay's "Retail Revival" program. It's designed to give brick-and-mortars a global marketplace and compete with Amazon.

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Museum Rescinds Human Rights Award From Aung San Suu Kyi

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Cameron Hudson of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum about its decision to revoke a human rights award given to Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 2012.

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Owners Flip The Off Switch On The Burger-Flipping Robot

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

At CaliBurger in Pasadena, Calif., the plug has been temporarily pulled on Flippy, a robot that can grill as many as 2,000 burgers a day.

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China Removes Presidential Term Limits

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

China's legislature has voted to remove presidential term limits from its Constitution. That change allows China's current president, Xi Jinping, to potentially rule indefinitely.

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North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions And Abilities

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks with Siegfried Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, about North Korea's nuclear program.

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In 'No Turning Back,' The 'Epic' Journeys Of Four Syrians In Wartime

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16am

Journalist Rania Abouzeid has had a front-row view of the Syrian conflict since its beginning. Her new book tracks people through the six chaotic years following the first peaceful protests.

(Image credit: W. W. Norton & Company)

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