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Weekend Edition Sunday with Rachel Martin 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, theologi

Last Build Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:48:27 -0500

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A Beirut Communist Community 'Living At The End Of An Era'

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:48:27 -0500

Beirut's lone communist inspired bar toasts the life of Fidel Castro.

Julia Baird Paints A Stronger, More Likable 'Victoria The Queen'

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Julia Baird about her new book "Victoria the Queen." Baird says that contrary to how she is usually remembered, Queen Victoria was a lively and dedicated ruler.

Fake News Surge Pins D.C. Pizzeria As Home To Child-Trafficking

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong. His Washington, DC restaurant was the victim of a damaging fake news story.

Castro's Cuba: Bay Of Pigs As A 'Fascinating And Important' Failed Endeavor

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500

With the world reflecting on the death of Fidel Castro, NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with writer Jim Rasenberger about the Bay of Pigs.

CDC Study: Babies Of Mothers With Zika Didn't Show Symptoms For Months

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found some of the babies didn't show symptoms of microcephaly for months. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the CDC's Dr. Denise Jamieson.

Trump Transition Update

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump continues to shape his cabinet. So far, his nominees include both loyalists and at least one Republican who criticized him during the campaign.

Targeted To Teens, A German Play About ISIS Stokes Fear, Teaching Opportunities

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500

A play based on the experiences of one of the few journalists to have reported from behind ISIS lines is causing controversy. Critics are wary of how students will receive the sensitive themes.

Actor Ron Glass Dies At Age 71

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

Actor Ron Glass died Friday evening. He was 71. In a career spanning more than four decades, Glass is best remembered for his role as detective Ron Harris on the sitcom "Barney Miller."

After Republicans' Redistricting Gains, Democratic State Legislatures Look To Compete

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

In 2010, Republican legislatures redrew some districts to be more favorable to their party. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Jessica Post of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

Do 'Hipster Cooking Gadgets' Spoil Comfort Of Cooking?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

Keith Blanchard wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled "Why Hipster Cooking Gizmos Are Killing Cooking." He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about why they bother him so much.

Louisiana Veteran Flood Victims Still Find Recovery Programs Tough To Navigate

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

Parts of Louisiana were inundated by heavy rain and flooding earlier this year. Myra Engrum lost her house, but it wasn't the first time. Hurricane Katrina ruined her home years earlier.

Trump Foreign Policy Outlook

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

NPR's Linda Wertheimer and historian Andrew Bacevich discuss what U.S. foreign policy might look like under president-elect Donald Trump's administration.

Fidel Castro's Role In Restoring Diplomatic Relations, If Any, Is Up For Debate

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro achieved what many thought impossible — a warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. What role did Fidel Castro play in that process?

Why Mary Halvorson Sounds Like No Other Guitarist

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

With an approach once described as "anti-guitar," the 36-year-old composer and instrumentalist has made her name in a jazz scene dominated by men, leading her own groups and creating her own sound.

What's The Difference Between This Puzzle And Director Werner Herzog?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

One bears a question, while the other questioned bears. Now, that headline may seem like a non sequitur, but it's also a little clue to the Sunday Puzzle — which concludes a two-week conundrum.