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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.

Last Build Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:46:00 -0500

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Fashion And The First Lady

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:46:00 -0500

Soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump is a former model and had her own QVC jewelry and watch collection. NPR takes a peek at the new first lady's style.

Vidya Vox Muses On Fusing Music Across Cultures

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Vidya Iyer, who goes by Vidya Vox, an Indian-born American singer who blends her two identities through YouTube music videos that amass millions of views worldwide.

How To Tell A Story Through Emails

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a funny and sometimes icky story of twins. It's told through the twins' emails and unfolds around a lie. Author Rachel Hulin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her new novel.

'Pretty Big Movement' Takes On Dance Company Stereotypes

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

A video of a dance company in New York has gone viral, with over 7 million views. Akira Armstrong explains why she founded the dance company for "full-figured" women, called "Pretty Big Movement."

'Peace Ball' Takes Different Approach To Inauguration Festivities

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Washington, D.C. community activist and restaurateur Andy Shallal talks about organizing the alternative inaugural ball, to be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Visitors To D.C. Prepare For Inauguration

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

We talked with some of the many people from out of town who are visiting Washington, D.C. to see Donald Trump's inauguration.

English Cathedral Welcomes Visitors With Unexpected Message

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Visitors to Coventry Cathedral in England are met with a heartwarming message. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with the Rev. Kathryn Fleming about how it came to the cathedral.

San Diego Chargers To Move To Los Angeles

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

San Diego Chargers fans were upset by the owner's announcement that the team will move to Los Angeles. Juliet Litman, managing editor of The Ringer, talks about reaction from fans.

How Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Would Impact Alabama Politics

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

If Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is confirmed, it would let Gov. Robert Bentley — who has faced scandal in the past year — appoint a new senator. Reporter John Sharp of explains.

Pomp, Circumstance And Screw-Ups: Inaugurations Through The Years

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

From Andrew Jackson to Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, presidential inaugurations have had their share of mistakes and oddities throughout history.

Shut The Front Door!

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Researchers found a correlation between profanity and honesty. NPR's Weekend Edition asked people what they say when they need to swear, but don't want to use really bad words.

You've Got An Ace In The Hole, If You Can Find The Right Words

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

This week's puzzle presents definitions that give clues to a common phrase.

For This Announcer, It's The Inaugural Inauguration

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Steve Ray, a Trump supporter who is the new announcer for the presidential inauguration parade. He is replacing the man who did the job for 60 years.

A Testy Week Between Trump And The Media

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500

The relationship between Donald Trump, members of his staff, and members of the press has been tested during a week of heated exchanges.

Richmond, Va., Welcomes Youngest Mayor In Its History

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500

Levar Stoney recently began serving as mayor of Richmond, Va., at age 35. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his challenges and plans for the city in the next year.