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Weekend Edition Sunday with Rachel Martin 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, theologi

Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:54:00 -0400

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Strange Sounds, Burial Grounds And The Case Of The Twisted Dream Catcher

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:54:00 -0400

Creaky doors and squeaky floorboards are part of the territory of an old house. But what about the unexplained sounds that come and go?

Monthly Song Project Gives The Raveonettes Freedom Of 'A Blank Slate'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:17 -0400

Members of the Danish rock band, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, say their unconvential launch strategy will result in an album that may be "totally schizophrenic, but in a really wonderful way."

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

AT&T To Acquire Media Giant Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

AT&T and Time Warner agreed Saturday to an $85 billion merger that, if approved by federal regulators, would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

Police Facial Recognition Databases Log About Half Of Americans

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

A new report from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology says all it takes is a driver's license to be included in the searchable databases. Rachel Martin talks to co-author Alvaro Bedoya.

'Cursed' Chicago Cubs Advance To First World Series In 71 Years

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks baseball with The Gist podcast host Mike Pesca. The Cubs beat the Dodgers last night to clinch the National League series, and will advance to their first World Series since 1945.

Trump Supporters Point To Gore-Bush As A Precedent For Refusal Of Election Results

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Some supporters of Donald Trump look to the election of 2000, when Al Gore conceded to George W. Bush not once but twice — five weeks apart. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

Reflections On The Black Panther Party 50 Years Later

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense's reputation has been mostly misunderstood. Rachel Martin speaks with co-founder Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames, who photographed the group from 1967 to 1973.

From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

Small Business Owners Face Pressures Of Minimum Wage Bumps In Big Cities

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Minimum wages are on their way to $15 an hour in New York and California. Workers look forward to the bump. But some small businesses are bracing for a hit to their bottom line.

'Bloodline' Author On The Failures Of U.S. Counter-Insurgency Strategy

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

As troops close in on Mosul, Rachel Martin talks with former White House counter-insurgency adviser David Kilcullen. He describes how techniques failed to secure lasting peace in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As Calais Migrant Camp Closes, Refugees Not Seeking Asylum In France Look To U.K.

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

France will begin dismantling a migrant camp in Calais tomorrow. It's called "the Jungle" and it's home to thousands of migrants.

Young, First-Time Voters Share Views On Election In Two Weeks

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with young voters who are going to the polls in a general election for the first time.

Hark! Who Goes There? Why, It's A Puzzle For A 'Guard'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

This is a game of categories based on the word "guard." For each category given, name something in it starting with each of the letters G-U-A-R-D.