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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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A Spelling Bee Coach On How To Spell Success

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

Five spellers in this year's National Spelling Bee shared a coach: a retired school teacher from Denver. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Bill Schaefer, who's been been teaching spelling since the 1970s.

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The Charleston Church Massacre And 'Grace Will Lead Us Home'

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Jennifer Berry Hawes about her new book, Grace Will Lead Us Home, which chronicles the aftermath of the 2015 Charleston church shooting.

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The Gulf Of Mexico's Expanding Dead Zone

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais about the expanding dead zone that is likely to appear in the Gulf of Mexico because of record Midwest rains.

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Guatemalans Go To The Polls

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

Guatemalans go to the polls today to elect a new president and members of Congress. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, editor of the news website Nómada.

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CNN's Jim Acosta On Sarah Sanders And The Media

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks CNN's Jim Acosta about working with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who is leaving the White House.

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Somalia's Foreign Minister Makes Appeal To Diaspora

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ahmed Isse Awad, the foreign minister of Somalia, about his appeal to Somalis in the U.S. to come home and help Somalia rebuild.

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Sunday Puzzle: D'oh!

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz plays a word game this week with KCRW listener Robert Wemischner of Los Angeles.

(Image credit: NPR)

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Hong Kong's Winding History

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

Victoria Hui, a Hong Kong native and political scientist at the University of Notre Dame, explains Hong Kong's political history as protests continue there.

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Democrats Campaign In South Carolina

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with reporter Gavin Jackson of SCETV about the Democratic presidential candidates' efforts to appeal to South Carolina voters, especially African Americans.

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Robin Wright On U.S.-Iran Tensions

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses the situation with Iran and the attacks on ships in the Middle East with foreign affairs expert Robin Wright.

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Vermont Governor Vetoes Gun Waiting Period Bill

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:03am

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill mandating a waiting period for gun purchases. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to an advocate for the bill, Alyssa Black, whose son killed himself with a gun.

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'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:51am

A German father fights to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS fighter.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Danisch Farooqi)

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Student Spurs Brookline, Mass., To Offer Free Tampons And Pads In Public Buildings

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:35am

A town bylaw, passed in May, started with a high school student. She called for an end to "shaming menstruation."

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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The Limits Of Human Endurance

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

How do you study the upper limits of human endurance? Professor Herman Pontzer of Duke University tracked long-distance athletes running across the country. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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'The Handmaid's Tale' And Coming Out As Transgender

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Vox culture critic Emily VanDerWerff, who came out publicly as a trans woman in her recent review of the new season of The Handmaid's Tale.

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YouTube Removes White Supremacist Content

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

YouTube's new policy intended to remove hateful speech from its platform has been effective, but it is also having unintended consequences.

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The Future Of Flood Insurance

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

Flood insurance is getting increasingly expensive. So Congress is trying to restructure the federal flood insurance program and figure out how to help people who live in flood-prone areas.

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The Scene At The Guatemalan-Mexican Border

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

Under a new agreement, Guatemalans seeking asylum must first seek refuge in Mexico, and not the U.S.

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Update On U.S.-Mexico Agreement

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with José Díaz-Briseño, Washington correspondent for the Mexican newspaper Reforma, about the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico on immigration.

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Horror Movie Summer Preview

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 8:13am

Summer is the season for horror. From streamers to theaters, Chucky, zombies and a creepy clown are part of a slate of scary movies that will be released over the coming months.

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