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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, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

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Acting Since She Was A Child, Amber Tamblyn Is Now A Director

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut, Paint It Black, is adapted from Janet Fitch's novel of the same name. Tamblyn tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she convinced Fitch to let her adapt it.

Amtrak Is Under Fire For Delays At New York's Penn Station

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.

Norwegian Seed Vault Guarantees Crops Won't Become Extinct

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

Burrowed into the side of a mountain, on a Norwegian island deep in the Arctic, is the Global Seed Vault, a small building where vital seed varieties are kept in a deep freeze year round.

Police In Los Angeles Crack Down On MS-13 Gang Members

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

Police arrested nearly two dozen MS-13 members after a two-year investigation. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles Times crime reporter Richard Winton about the gang's history.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Writes About His Friendship With Coach Wooden

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to writer and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his book, Coach Wooden and Me, about his 50-year relationship with his UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.

Basquiat Painting Becomes Priciest Work Ever Sold By A U.S. Artist

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to art critic Jerry Saltz about the Basquiat painting that sold at auction Thursday night for the record-breaking price of $110.5 million.

Reviewing The Status Of Various Russia Probes

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

With the president overseas, investigations into ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign are moving forward in Washington, D.C.

The Week That Was: Trump Makes First Foreign Trip As President

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:34 -0400

President Trump got a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia but troubles he left behind in Washington are still making waves after a week of controversy and breaking news.

While Overseas, Trump Aims To Shore Up Relations With Isreal

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

After Saudi Arabia, President Trump's next stop on his first trip abroad as president will be Israel. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navaro talks to former U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.

Status Check: Where Voting Rights Cases Stand With The Supreme Court

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

The high Court decided not to hear a case on North Carolina's restrictive voting law. But other cases are moving forward. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Hasen, law professor at UC Irvine.

With Trump In Office, Did The Kremlin Get More Than It Bargained For?

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

The Kremlin never hid its preference for Donald Trump and celebrated his election victory. But there seem to be mixed feelings in Moscow at what has happened since Trump took office.

Trump Spends A Second Day In Saudi Arabia

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

President Trump's first day in Saudi Arabia began with a lavish reception and ended with an ostentatious ceremony, but not before Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreement.

Sunday Puzzle: From Canton To Scranton, You Need To Know Your U.S. Cities

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Lulu Garcia-Navarro challenge winner Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn., with bending the names of states into new words. Shortz is the puzzle editor of The New York Times.

This Week On The Call In: Criminal Justice Reform

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

We examine criminal justice reform and drug sentencing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to impose the most serious charges for drug offenses.

Rep. Coffman On Where The Administration Goes From Here

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:13:00 -0400

Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado was one of seven congressional Republicans to call for an independent investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign.