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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, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

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Dick Gregory, Comedian And Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 84

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84. He was one of first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, and became an icon.

Scouring For New Music With 'Alt.Latino'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras recently returned from the Latin American Music Conference in New York and presents some musical gems he discovered there.

'Young Jane Young' Is A Political Sex Scandal, Told Through Women's Eyes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

Young Jane Young is the story of a political sex scandal, told through the women who endure it. Author Gabrielle Zevin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro she hopes readers will think twice about shaming women.

Trump To Visit Arizona

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

President Trump heads to Phoenix in the week ahead, and Arizona state politics are likely to have national ramifications. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Dan Nowicki, reporter for The Arizona Republic.

What's Next For Richmond's Confederate Monuments

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

Richmond, Va., Mayor Levar Stoney tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why he's changed course and is now encouraging the removal of the city's Confederate monuments.

Trump Voters Respond To Charlottesville

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks in with Trump voters Kevin Eisbrenner, William Estrada and Linda Caudill about last week's news from the White House.

Spain Mourns Attack Victims

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

Mourners gathered at Barcelona's most famous church to pray for the victims of the attacks in Spain.

Robert E. Lee's Descendant On Confederate Statues

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a nephew many generations removed of Robert E. Lee, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why the statue of the Confederate general in Charlottesville must come down.

Weekend Politics: Trump's Turbulent Week

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Michael Warren, a senior writer at the conservative outlet The Weekly Standard, about Trump's turbulent vacation and what's ahead.

Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.

As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production.

Russian Bots Tweeting Calls To Fire McMaster, Former FBI Agent Says

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:00 -0400

An online tracker developed by former FBI agent Clint Watts has identified Russian bots as responsible for many tweets urging the firing of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Sunday Puzzle: It's Time To Rhyme

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:06:40 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz of The New York Times play the Sunday Puzzle with Shari Meyer of Sommerville, Mass.

The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:51:00 -0400

Women in the movement have built Internet presences around boosting white nationalist ideologies. But journalist Seyward Darby says that outspokenness is at odds with male white nationalists' ideas.

How To Talk Race With Your Family: Ask Code Switch

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:57:20 -0400

We asked you to send us your racial conundrums. And in the first 'Ask Code Switch,' we take on a big one: How do you talk to family members whose racial views seem stuck in the Stone Age?