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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, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

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Jada Pinkett Smith On 'Girls Trip'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

Jada Pinkett Smith stars in the new movie Girls Trip. She tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro about reuniting on camera with Queen Latifah, and why she thinks it's important to show women having raunchy fun.



A Working Actor: Performing In 2 Different Plays On The Same Day

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

The Canadian theater company Soulpepper performs dramas, cabarets, concerts. Some actors perform in multiple shows on the same day. We followed one actor during a grueling, but satisfying day.



Summer TV: 'People Of Earth,' 'Last Chance U,' 'Confederate' Controversy

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to The New York Times' TV critic Margaret Lyons for her take on the best returning and new TV shows to catch.



Creating A 'Dadbot' To Talk With A Dead Father

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with James Vlahos about his article in Wired. He wrote about creating a chatbot that allows him to "communicate" with his father who died of cancer.



Researchers Map More Of The Ocean Floor In Search For Missing Plane

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did not turn up a plane, but it did uncover a detailed view of the ocean floor — volcanoes, shipwrecks, and mountains to rival Mount Everest.



After Fire Evacuation, Californians Return To Burned Homes

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

A wildfire in California's Central Valley forced the evacuation of thousands of people and destroyed dozens of homes.



A Veteran TV News Anchor Pens A Prescient Novel In 'Amanda Wakes Up'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:31 -0400

Alisyn Camerota's book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.



The Call-In: Iraq, Then And Now

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:30 -0400

We hear from veteran Charles Diamond who served in Mosul, Jane Arraf compares Mosul today to before ISIS, and former Obama administration official Andrew Exum talks about the U.S. military's role.



'Digging In The Trash': How Poor Southerners Are Seen

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:30 -0400

Novelist David Joy grew up in rural North Carolina, in a community plagued by poverty. He speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his people's struggle to be heard by wider society.



Sunday Puzzle: Same Sound, Different Meaning

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:30 -0400

In this week's puzzle, Puzzlemaster Will Shortz reveals a love of the band One Direction. Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro play with Rob Hardy of Dayton, Ohio.



The Parties Are Already Preparing For The 2018 Midterms

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:00 -0400

The GOP's failure to pass a health care bill has potential consequences for the 2018 midterm elections. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with political strategists Guy Cecil and Kevin McLaughlin.



Politics: Anthony Scaramucci's New Job, What's Next For Health Care

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:00 -0400

It's been another tumultuous week in Washington. The GOP keeps trying and failing to vote on health care and the White House had a big personnel shake up.



As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:00 -0400

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.



One Giant Leap For Music: NASA's Sonic History Inspires This Duo

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:17:00 -0400

As the electronic duo Quindar, Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and art historian James Merle Thomas make music out of the sounds of space missions from the Apollo and Skylab eras.



Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:16:00 -0400

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.