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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, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

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Record Producer Chuck Granata Remembers Chuck Berry

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to author and record producer Chuck Granata about Chuck Berry, who has died at age 90.

'Beauty And The Beast' Follows A Tradition Of Animal-Human Love Stories

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

All over the world there is folklore about animals and humans falling in love. Some think it could represent how people could value character more than appearance.

St. Joseph's Day Means Pastry Day In Providence

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

Italian-Americans celebrate St. Joseph's Day on March 19 with a traditional pastry called a zeppole — a specialty for a family bakery in Providence, R.I.

Rep. Pete Sessions Faces Unfriendly Crowd At Dallas Town Hall

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

There were lots of boos and chanting from the crowd at a town hall with Republican Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas.

Egyptian Political Satirist Bassem Youssef On Media And The Arab Spring

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

Bassem Youssef is often compared to Jon Stewart as a political satirist. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his new book, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through The Arab Spring.

Government Outlines Details For Border Wall Proposals

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

On Friday, Customs and Border Protection released a description of what they want the wall to look like as a guide for contractors. It has to be at least 18 feet high.

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About The Republican Health Care Plan

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

On this week's edition, we answer your questions about the Republican health care proposal.

A Reading Of Derek Walcott's 'Love After Love'

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

Poet Derek Walcott died this past week. Actor Tom Hiddleston reads his poem, "Love After Love."

Comparing Family Life In New Zealand And The U.S.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro checks in with writer Dan Kois in New Zealand, the first stop of his tour examining places where family life differs from his own.

Authoring An Author's Life In 'Mikhail and Margarita'

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

Julie Lekstrom Himes talks about her novel Mikhail and Margarita. It is a fictional account of the life of Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov, who wrote the classic The Master and Margarita.

Sunday Puzzle: You'll Need To Unscramble The Opposition

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

This week's puzzle involves antonyms of each other — but first you'll have to rearrange the letters.

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan On The New Album 'Spirit'

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0400

Gahan speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about making music in the context the 2016 presidential campaign in the US and Brexit in the UK.

A Moment Of Chuck Berry's Music

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:02 -0400

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro remembers the musician with a moment of music.

Aid Reaches Syrian Town, After Being Cut Off For Five Months

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:02 -0400

Aid workers have reached the rebel-held town of Madaya, Syria after being cut off for months. They found starving residents and devastation. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Ingy Sedky from the ICRC.

The Big Week Ahead On Capitol Hill

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:52:02 -0400

Expect a big week for President Trump's agenda. Claims about wiretapping and Russia get a public airing, his Supreme Court nominee faces the Senate, and the House votes on the GOP health care bill.