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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, 28 May 2017 11:44:00 -0400

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Update On Oregon Train Stabbings

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:44:00 -0400

Two men were killed as they intervened to help women targeted by a man delivering an anti-Muslim rant. Molly Solomon of Oregon Public Broadcasting tells us the status of the investigation.

After Rio Olympics, Gutted Venues, Broken Promises

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that the Rio Olympics wasted money and were plagued by corruption.

NASA Spacecraft Finds Storms On Jupiter

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Raging cyclones and an uneven magnetic field: NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to NASA scientist Jack Connerney about the surprising findings made by a spacecraft orbiting Jupiter.

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Owning A Home

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Svenja Gudell, chief economist for Zillow, and Washington Post personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary, about what to do and what not to do when buying a home.

Understanding And Countering The Lure Of Extremism

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

The Manchester bombing is only the latest attack claimed by ISIS. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Maajid Nawaz, the founder of the counter-extremism group Quilliam, about efforts to stop attacks.

Thousands In Manchester Take To The Streets In Show Of Defiance

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

The people of Manchester are turning out in the thousands for a series of public events this weekend, despite last Monday's suicide bombing in the city.

'The Reminders' Is A Story About Memory

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

What does it mean to be remembered? It's the question at the heart of The Reminders, the debut novel from actor, musician, and now author Val Emmich. He joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Tourists Who Steal Volcanic Rock Are Said To Unleash A Curse

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Jessica Ferracane of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park explains why hundreds of visitors a year mail back pieces of volcanic rock they've taken from the park. The answer has to do with a mythic curse.

Colombia's FARC Guerrillas Are Set To Miss Disarmament Deadline

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Colombia's FARC guerrillas are disarming, but it's taking longer than planned. Under a peace deal signed with the government late last year, the rebels are supposed to turn in all arms by May 31.

Let's Define All Those Terms You See In Headlines About Russia

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Collusion? Obstruction of justice? Person of interest? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley about the terminology of the current news cycle.

Rep. Sanford Doesn't Believe Trump's Budget Numbers

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Republican congressman and Freedom Caucus member Mark Sanford of South Carolina tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why he thinks President Trump's budget proposal doesn't add up.

Reactions To The Trump Administration's Budget

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

The budget put out by the White House details massive cuts to federal programs and agencies. But there has been plenty of pushback and it isn't likely to make it through Congress as is.

Sunday Puzzle: Math Is Necessary To Solve This One, But Don't Get Fancy

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz play the Sunday Puzzle with winner Mark Scott of Seattle, Wash.

Why The 'Sgt. Pepper's' Cover Art Matters As Much As The Music

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

As the album turns 50, critic Colin Fleming argues that the cultural impact of Peter Blake's iconic record sleeve equaled that of the music.

South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:09:35 -0400

For many Korean youth, the possibility of a job-for-life with a big conglomerate is the only option. As the economy slows, there aren't enough jobs for all the college graduates.