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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, 22 Apr 2018 12:32:02 -0400

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Suicide Blast Kills Dozens At Voter Registration Center In Kabul

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:32:02 -0400

A suicide bomber has targeted a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dozens are dead and more than 100 wounded.

Dozens Of Protesters Killed In Nicaragua Following Pension Changes

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:02:00 -0400

Human Rights groups are accusing the government of Daniel Ortega of using live rounds to quell the demonstrations. The violence was triggered by an unpopular pension overhaul.

Sunday Puzzle: Let's Play Ball

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:45:00 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with Beth Adams from Monticello, Fla.

Outrage Over Arrests At Philly Starbucks Fuels Twitter Conversations

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

The arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks sparked Twitter users to share their stories of how African-Americans are treated in predominantly white spaces.

Latinos And Others Find Trump's Offensive Twitter Language Not Unusual

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Pilar Marrero, a writer at the Spanish language daily La Opinion in Los Angeles, about President Trump's recent tweets attacking California's sanctuary laws.

The Complicated History Of The U.S. And The Korean Peninsula

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

University of Southern California professor David Kang looks back over the past seven decades of history on the Korean Peninsula with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Kentucky Farm Matches Heartbroken Mare With Rejected Foal

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

Horse trainer Carrie Brogden tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro a heartwarming tale from Machmer Hall Farm in Paris, Ky., about placing an orphaned foal with a bereft mare.

Arizona Teachers Plan To Strike On Thursday

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mesa public school teacher Cathy Zinkhon Matsumoto about why Arizona teachers are planning to walk out.

OPCW Team Visits Syria To Probe Chemical Attack Site

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

A team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has visited Douma in Syria to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago.

Inez Burns' Abortion Clinic Was One Of San Francisco's Worst Kept Secrets

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:00 -0400

Inez Burns performed illegal abortions in California in the early 1900s. She was a shrewd real estate entrepreneur, and eventually became the target of a politician who ruined her.

First State Visit: Trump Hosts French President Emmanuel Macron

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:00 -0400

Macron arrives in Washington on Monday. The two leaders are vastly different, separated in age by three decades and also have opposing political beliefs and styles. Yet, they've formed a bond.

N.Y. Bill Would Allow Prosecution Despite Presidential Pardon

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:00 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance about a proposal to change New York's criminal code to allow the state to prosecute people already granted presidential pardons.

'Bring The War Home' Shows 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists Are Really Part Of A Pack

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:40:00 -0400

Kathleen Belew's new book explores the impact of the Vietnam War on America's white power movement; Belew says that movement was behind a lot of domestic terror attacks attributed to "lone wolves."

Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:39:00 -0400

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."

Juliana Hatfield Sings The Hits Of 'Old Friend' Olivia Newton-John

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:38:00 -0400

Though she's known for her contributions to '90s indie rock, Hatfield goes back to one of her earliest musical inspirations for her new album of Olivia Newton-John covers.