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Preview: NPR Programs: Weekend Edition Sunday

Weekend Edition Sunday : NPR

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, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

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Why NASA Is Exploring An Alien World In Antarctica

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

Covered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus is the perfect proxy for an alien world. That's why NASA's Aaron Curtis travels there to test space exploration robots.

A Foster Parent For Terminally Ill Children

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles foster parent Mohamed Bzeek. He takes care of terminally ill foster children and tends full-time to their medical needs.

Imagining The Present As The Future Of The 1950s

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.

Brazilians Prepare For Carnival, And Its Grueling Test Of Physical Endurance

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.

Republican Rep. Mark Sanford Discusses His South Carolina Town Hall

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mark Sanford, a House Republican from South Carolina, about his town hall meeting on Saturday.

How 'Little Tokyo' Of Los Angeles Changed Into 'Bronzeville' And Back Again

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

When Japanese-Americans were forced into WWII internment camps, many black families, migrating from the South, moved into their homes. But Japanese-Americans came back to the neighborhood later.

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About 'Sanctuary Cities'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

There's no legal definition for a "sanctuary city," but that doesn't stop people from using the term. We answer listeners' questions about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Pegi Young's New Album Is Emotionally 'Raw'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the "soundtrack to the seven stages of grief."

Government Sues Lance Armstrong, Wants $100 Million

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur about the government's lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which now goes to a jury trial.

Protests In Paris Over Alleged Rape Of Black Man By Police

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

People in Paris' suburbs have been protesting an alleged rape of a young black man by police. Political science professor Karim Amellal discusses the case and the upcoming presidential election.

Trump Goes Back To Campaign Mode In Florida

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

After a week of controversy, President Trump sought to energize himself and his supporters at a rally in Florida on Saturday, staged by his campaign operation.

A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

Decades ago, Garden City, Kan., embraced the meat industry, and immigrants flocked there for jobs. The city worked hard to absorb newcomers, but now its economy and diverse community are in jeopardy.

In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

The country's military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there's still "a ghostly quality to everyday life" there.

After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:02 -0500

O'Connell earned nominations for work on Top Gun, Transformers, Armageddon and many more. Losing streaks are never fun, but O'Connell seems at peace. "It hasn't been the right time for me," he says.

Alt.Latino Explores Afro-Latin Music For Black History Month

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:58:00 -0500

It's Black History Month, and NPR's Alt.Latino team shares some gems of Afro-Latin music, ranging from Panamanian inspired hip-hop beats to Brazilian percussion.