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emWeekend Edition Sunday/em premiered on Jan. 18, 1987. Since then, Weekend Edition Sunday has covered newsmakers and artists, scientists and politicans, music makers of all kinds, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events. Originally hosted by Susan Stamberg, the show was anchored by Liane Hansen for 22 years.
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Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas

December 21, 2014 - 10:52am

Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.

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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

December 21, 2014 - 9:36am

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

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30 Years Of Friendship, Through Fear And An Uncertain Future

December 21, 2014 - 9:25am

Doug Neville and Ryan Johnson met shortly before Neville learned he was HIV-positive and began living with the specter of death. "I didn't know what I was going to do if you died," Johnson says.

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In 'Two Days,' A Mother Lobbies Coworkers For Her Job

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

The latest movie from filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne stars Marion Cotillard as a young mother who fights to keep from getting screwed over by her colleagues at work.

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Look At This: Seeing The Story Inside A Photo

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

The NPR Visuals team has published a new project called A Photo I Love. Editor Kainaz Amaria tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the first beloved image, from a book, Gangsters and Grifters.

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When The Beatles Gave Fans A 'Crimble' Present

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

In the 1960s, the Beatles sent their most loyal fans a Christmas gift every year — a flexi-disc. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to music writer Colin Fleming about the annual holiday single.

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From Space, Lights Dims In Syria As People Flee War

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

A new study uses satellite images to assess the humanitarian impact of Syria's civil war. Researchers found a correlation between loss of light and loss of people — those displaced by the conflict.

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With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Leila Fadel about the bright spot in a region roiled with violence.

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Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.

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A London Tube Dream Ride, In The Driver's Cab

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

NPR's Ari Shapiro has been reporting from London for the last year. As a Christmas gift, his producer arranged a special trip for him: a ride in the driver's cab on a London Underground train.

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For Those Suffering Chronic Pain, The Hardest Part Is Convincing Others

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Chronic pain affects tens of millions of Americans and for many of them, there is no cure. We hear from three sufferers about what they've lost and what they've learned.

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In The Deep Ocean, Ghostfish Breaks Records

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to talk about a new fish discovered in one of the deepest places on Earth.

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On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.

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Did North Korea Benefit From The Sony Cyberattack?

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

The FBI says North Korea was responsible for the Sony cyber hack. North Korea denies involvement. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about possible next steps with Georgetown University professor Victor Cha.

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Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself

December 21, 2014 - 8:15am

Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.

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A Puzzle Worth A Fortune

December 14, 2014 - 8:03am

Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.

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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.

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'Pippin' Performs The Final Ballad Of 'The Hobbit'

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Billy Boyd was the hobbit Pippin in The Lord of the Rings films, and he's a musician, too. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about writing the last song for the new movie, The Battle of the Five Armies.

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A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' Turns 25

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Mead Moves Out Of The Middle Ages

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Mead was a favorite drink of ancient Egyptians and Vikings, and it's been making a comeback — updated for the 21st century.

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