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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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Google Asks Users To Help Fight Ebola — And They Answer With Cash

November 16, 2014 - 11:44am

For the first time ever, Google reached out to users in a matching campaign to help fund Ebola treatment and prevention. The company's philanthropic director explains why.

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Words Fail When It Comes To Aromas

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

It's easy to describe what something looks like, but a lot harder to describe how something smells. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jay Gottfried, a neuroscientist who investigates this conundrum.

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Patch Of Pacific Water Is Warmest In Decades

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

A stretch of unusually warm water is lingering off of the West Coast. Scientists are calling it "the blob." Fishermen are calling it the best the thing to happen to their industry in 20 years.

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Why Are So Many Jewelry Stores Being Robbed?

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

A Manhattan jewelry store was robbed last week — in broad daylight! NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to numbers expert Mona Chalabi, who says the statistics on jewelry store heists will surprise you.

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New Congress, New Laws: New Life For Lobbyists

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Politicians from both parties have promised to be productive in the upcoming term. Republican lobbyist Marc Lampkin tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more legislation is good news for K St.

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Jacobson And Glazer Take 'Broad City' On The Road

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Real-life friends and comedians Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer star in Broad City, about two flawed women navigating New York City in their 20s. NPR's Rachel Martin caught up with them on tour.

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The Case For — And Against — Gambling On NBA Games

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Only in Nevada is it legal to bet on games. The NBA commissioner says its time to legalize sports gambling. Slate.com's Mike Pesca talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the odds of that happening.

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After G-20 Summit In Brisbane, Obama Focuses On Domestic Issues

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Leaders who attended the summit in Australia headed home after mixed results. Correspondent Mara Liasson speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about President Obama's final press conference before leaving.

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Why Women Get The Worst Of Internet Bullying

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Life online can be brutal, especially for women. In this For the Record segment, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three women who have been harassed and threatened on the Internet.

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The King Of Housewives Dishes Pop Culture's Delightful Dirt

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Pop culture juggernaut Andy Cohen has written a new memoir, The Andy Cohen Diaries. He speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about why celebrity fascinates him and how he went from journalism to reality TV.

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Fines Don't Appear To Deter Mine Safety Violations

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

An NPR investigation found that mine workers are at greater risk of injury in mines that are able to avoid paying safety fines. Changes in mine safety enforcement could make penalties more effective.

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ISIS Claims Beheading Of American Aid Worker

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

The so-called Islamic State has released a video claiming the beheading of another American hostage. Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about ISIS's strategy.

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For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World Of Black And White

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

After his diagnosis, Peter Milton wasn't about to abandon art; but he did feel he had to abandon color. Today he says he finds black and white to be "fully more elegant than color."

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Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Evil figures prominently in favorite bedtime stories. But a new translation of the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's tales reveals exactly how unsanitized and murderous these stories once were.

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Don't Get Dizzy While You're Busy

November 16, 2014 - 8:03am

Every answer today is a rhyming two-word phrase in which each word has two syllables and the first word ends with a doubled consonant plus the letter Y.

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Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Hold ISIS At Bay

November 9, 2014 - 12:24pm

With Iraq's military in tatters and U.S. forces gone, the Kurdish peshmerga is the only viable force to stave off ISIS in Iraq. With little support from Baghdad, discontent grows among the fighters.

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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

November 9, 2014 - 11:22am

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.

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How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

November 9, 2014 - 10:17am

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Baywatch star David Hasselhoff sang to huge crowds gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, becoming a pop symbol of Germany's freedom and a hero to many.

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Making Ends Meet

November 9, 2014 - 8:03am

Given a category, name something whose first two letters are the first and last letters of the category. For example, given "Animal," you would say "Alligator" or "Alpaca."

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Defiant Catalans Push Forward With Independence Vote

November 9, 2014 - 7:45am

Separatists in Catalonia are going ahead with an unofficial referendum on independence from Spain. They go to the polls today despite a high court order forbidding the vote.

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