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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.

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Virginia Congregations Condemn White Supremacy After Violent Demonstrations

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:14:00 -0400

At church services this morning in Charlottesville, Va., congregations addressed the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the deaths in their community.

Charlottesville Reacts To Violence Following White Nationalist Rally

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie lives in Charlottesville, and he talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about Saturday's violence there.

Rugby Player Phaidra Knight Retires After 18 Years

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

"A violent yet controlled sport that's kind of a form of art." That's how Phaidra Knight describes rugby. On her retirement, she tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what drew her to the sport.

The Call-In: The Solar Eclipse

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

This week, on The Call-In, we answer all your questions about the upcoming solar eclipse — how to protect your eyes, and what to do if the day is cloudy.

At 'Serbia's Woodstock', Female Musicians Are Rare

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

Hundreds of thousands flock to the Guca Trumpet Festival each year for Balkan brass bands and plum wine. American brass player and fan Eleni Govetas is there.

Former Venezuelan Diplomat Supports International 'Humanitarian Intervention'

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses the escalating crisis in Venezuela with Isaias Medina, who recently resigned from his diplomatic post in opposition to the government.

'Almost Home' Celebrates The Blind Boys Of Alabama's Storied Lives

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

Since their 1948 debut, the Blind Boys have won 6 Grammys and performed at the White House. Songs on the group's new album consider personal and historical moments in the members' lives.

Woody Harrelson On 'Glass Castle' Dad Whose Rages And Redemptions Loomed Large

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

The film tells the story of writer Jeannette Walls' tortured upbringing. Harrelson plays Walls' father, Rex, an alcoholic who is determined to defy convention.

In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:16 -0400

"In the winter, the sea attacks us," a fisherman says. "We are afraid the village will sink into the sea." The World Bank says Egypt is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change's effects.

Richmond, Va., Grapples With Fate Of Confederate Monuments

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400

A commission created by the mayor of Richmond, Va., is considering the fate of the former Confederate capital's famed monuments. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro sits in on its first public hearing.

DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Fatal Charlottesville Vehicle Rampage

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400

White nationalist protests and attacks in Charlottesville, Va., left three people dead. It was the latest and most violent response to an ongoing debate over Confederate monuments.

Democratic Senator Reacts To Trump's Escalated North Korea Rhetoric

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee. We get his reaction to President Trump's warning to North Korea that U.S. forces are "locked and loaded."

In Maryland, A Debate About Municipal Election Restrictions For Non-Citizens

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400

A city in Maryland is debating whether to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to College Park City Council Member Christine Nagle about this measure.

Trump's Tough North Korea Rhetoric Reassures Japan, Diplomat Says

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400

Japan's prime minister has forged a close personal relationship with president Trump, but Trump's fiery rhetoric about North Korea has many Japanese nervous. A retired Japanese diplomat weighs in.

Trump's Reaction To Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Criticized By Some Republicans

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:33:00 -0400

President Trump, not known to hold his verbal fire, issued a bland statement condemning violence on both sides after deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. Other Republicans were more pointed.