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Preview: NPR Programs: Weekend Edition Sunday

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, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

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How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.

A Record-Breaking Astronaut

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with astronaut Peggy Whitson, who returned from a mission to the International Space Station this fall. Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American.

The View From Saudi Arabia On Trump's Jerusalem Policy

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Saudi Arabia called President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital "unjustified and irresponsible."

Political Standoff Continues After Honduras Election

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Honduras has been shaken by protests over a contested presidential election. Supporters of the opposition candidate, a TV personality, say the vote has been stolen by the incumbent president.

Labor Abuses After Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

The rains after Hurricane Harvey flooded more than 100,000 homes in the Houston area. Now, thousands of day laborers are working nonstop and are also worried about getting paid.

Houston's Recovery

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marvin Odum, Houston's chief recovery officer, about the city's need for more federal aid since the region was hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Week In Politics

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Washington was roiled by sexual harassment allegations and resignations this week, even as the Russia investigation pressed on.

A Conversation With Houston's 'Raptivist' Genesis Blu

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Genesis Blu is both a psychotherapist who works with teenagers and a rapper. "I love them equally," she says.

Sunday Puzzle: Food For Thought

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

KJZZ listener Shaun Kuter plays this week's puzzle with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster.

Democrats Weigh The Political Risks Of Calling For Trump's Impeachment

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

Billionaire Tom Steyer has launched a TV ad campaign calling for impeaching President Trump. That may please many in the Democratic base, but others are wary of that message heading into 2018.

A Refresher On Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

In the wake of today's #MeToo moment, the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and the testimony of Anita Hill have new resonance.

The Growing Latino Population In Texas

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Mimi Swartz of Texas Monthly and Jeronimo Cortina of the University of Houston about how the state's booming Latino population has affected its political landscape.

Loopholes In The GOP Tax Plan

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to tax lawyer and former George W. Bush administration official Greg Jenner about potential loopholes in the Republican tax plan.

In Post-Harvey Houston, Immigrants Struggle As The City Grapples With How To Help

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

An immigrant family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. They hope to move back to their house in time for Christmas.

A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:00 -0500

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.