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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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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

February 22, 2015 - 8:25am

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.

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And The Oscar Goes To ...

February 22, 2015 - 8:01am

In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.

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Turkey Launches Operation Across Syria's Border

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

Turkish troops crossed into northern Syria overnight. Turkey's prime minister says they successfully evacuated Turkish soldiers who had been guarding a tomb near Aleppo that many Turks hold sacred.

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Mink Is The New Black

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

Fur is showing up on supermodels strutting down the runways. Despite previous protests, fashion columnist Robin Givhan tells NPR's Rachel Martin that for some designers, fur is back.

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The Week In Sports: 76ers On A Rebuilding Spree

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Slate's Mike Pesca to find out what's up with the Philly 76ers trading away all their best players, and we'll hear the news around the track. The Daytona 500 is today.

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Taylor Swift, Savvy Trademark Titan

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

Thinking of putting "speak now" on a T-shirt or bed linens? You'll have to ask Taylor Swift first. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to intellectual property lawyer Mark Lemley about Swift's branding empire.

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Reckoning With Afghanistan's Toll In 'Green On Blue'

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

"Green on Blue" tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of an Afghan orphan. NPR's; Rachel Martin speaks to the unlikely author: Elliot Ackerman, a former U.S. marine.

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To Change People's Minds, First Make Them Laugh

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

In this week's "For the Record," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with three Muslim comics — Adil Ray, Negin Farsad and Ahmed Ahmed — about the motivations and challenges of using humor to change minds.

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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.

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'First Edition' Of The 'Iliad'? Sure, Right Next To That 'FIrst Edition' Bible

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

An online used bookstore reports that demand for a "first edition" of Homer's Iliad has soared, thanks to a new thriller starring Jennifer Lopez.

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Ash Carter Says U.S. Is Considering A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with academy rules.

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Pot Policy Splits Native Americans Over Whether Business Is Worth It

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.

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A Greek City Nervously Watches Its Fur Trade Falter

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.

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Iraqi Kurds: We're Ready To Fight For Mosul

February 22, 2015 - 7:51am

The Kurdish security chief says his Peshmerga fighters have gained ground against ISIS. But the big prize in northern Iraq is Mosul, and he says the Iraqi army will be needed for that battle.

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With Oil Fields Under Attack, Libya's Economic Future Looks Bleak

February 15, 2015 - 12:46pm

The man who runs Libya's national oil company is struggling to resume production amid conflict and falling prices. A functioning oil industry might define whether Libya is a nation or a failed state.

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Some See Extreme 'Anti-Theism' As Motive In N.C. Killings

February 15, 2015 - 9:23am

The suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in North Carolina is a self-described anti-theist, what some some experts see as a new extremism developing among some atheists.

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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

February 15, 2015 - 8:26am

Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it's no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.

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'La La La' I Can't Hear You

February 15, 2015 - 7:46am

Every answer is a word or name of three or more syllables in which an interior syllable is an accented "la." Also: The answer to last week's puzzle.

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A Story Of U.S. Maritime Disaster Resurfaces

February 15, 2015 - 7:03am

A graduate student recently uncovered video footage of one of the worst nautical disasters in U.S. History. Nate Dimeo shares a story about the S.S. Eastland from his podcast, The Memory Palace.

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