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Weekend Edition Sunday 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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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

July 20, 2014 - 11:47am

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

July 20, 2014 - 11:47am

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight

July 20, 2014 - 11:40am

The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.

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At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight

July 20, 2014 - 11:40am

The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

July 20, 2014 - 11:03am

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.

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James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' And 'Maverick' Dies At 86

July 20, 2014 - 10:48am

Garner was known for wise-cracking, tough-guy characters who were not afraid to bend the rules. NPR's Arun Rath talks with biographer Jon Winokur about the actor's prolific career.

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As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.

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As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.

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Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

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Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.

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Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.

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'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.

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A Nasty Weed May Have Helped Ancient Humans Keep Their Teeth

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Archaeologists have found that for a period of about 7,000 years, people were eating a weed that may have helped them avoid cavities. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on July 16.)

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.

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Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.

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Alternative Latin Music Conference Celebrates Its Quinceañera

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of NPR Music's Alt.Latino bring NPR's Arun Rath a stack of the best new music in the Latin music scene.

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Four Simple Notes Captured Listeners Across Centuries

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Its name is esoteric, but the diatonic phrygian tetrachord is perhaps the most common sequence in music. WNYC's David Garland tells NPR's Arun Rath how those four notes crop up from baroque to rock.

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How Bad Can He Be? Only The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Author Douglas Coupland tells NPR's Arun Rath that he's not exactly sure how the lead character of his new novel entered his mind. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on April 19, 2014.)

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LA Mayor Offers To Shelter Immigrant Kids, Angering Protesters

July 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is working with the White House to house unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the controversial decision.

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Soccer Biter Will Return From His Ban To Play For A New Club

July 13, 2014 - 9:51am

NPR's Arun Rath takes a moment to note that notorious World Cup soccer biter Luis Suarez has been traded to a new professional club, Barcelona.

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