Weekend Edition Sunday

Syndicate content Weekend Edition Sunday
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.
Updated: 1 day 15 hours ago

The Potential Impact Of Big Data On Medicine

January 25, 2015 - 8:04am

Some researchers say big data could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say it raises too many questions when it comes to medicine.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The Potential Impact Of Big Data On Medicine

January 25, 2015 - 8:04am

Some researchers say big data could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say it raises too many questions when it comes to medicine.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Super Bowl Talk (Other Than Ball Deflation)

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Super Bowl is one week away. What would we be talking about if we weren't talking about deflated footballs? Mike Pesca of Slate.com joins NPR's Rachel Martin to answer that question.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Super Bowl Talk (Other Than Ball Deflation)

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

The Super Bowl is one week away. What would we be talking about if we weren't talking about deflated footballs? Mike Pesca of Slate.com joins NPR's Rachel Martin to answer that question.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Losing A Soulmate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Shane Fairchild and his late wife, Blue Bauer, were "the mama and the papa of the trans community," says their friend Sayer Johnson.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Losing A Soulmate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Shane Fairchild and his late wife, Blue Bauer, were "the mama and the papa of the trans community," says their friend Sayer Johnson.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

A Puzzle Full Of Air

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

A Puzzle Full Of Air

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Mistrust, Anger Holds Guinea Back From Fighting Ebola

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Local resistance is hampering the nation's efforts to eradicate the virus by mid-March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells NPR's Rachel Martin how health workers are dealing with it.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Mistrust, Anger Holds Guinea Back From Fighting Ebola

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Local resistance is hampering the nation's efforts to eradicate the virus by mid-March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells NPR's Rachel Martin how health workers are dealing with it.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of the country's presidential elections. The visit also comes amid an upsurge of violence from the Islamist militants Boko Haram.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of the country's presidential elections. The visit also comes amid an upsurge of violence from the Islamist militants Boko Haram.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Obama Begins 3-Day Visit To India

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

President Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the bilateral talks.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Obama Begins 3-Day Visit To India

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

President Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the bilateral talks.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Whodunnit? King Tut's Burial Mask Damaged And Glue Didn't Help

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

A mystery is unfolding at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where someone has reportedly broken off the beard of King Tut's burial mask and attempted to glue it back on.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Threats Build Against Journalists In Afghanistan

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

A new report by Human Rights Watch details the dangers Afghan journalists face from the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Najib Sharifi about the government's failure to protect journalists.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

To Save Birds, Send A Ship Full Of Rat Poison

January 25, 2015 - 8:00am

A ship has departed for South Georgia Island with enough poison to wipe out the rats that have been decimating the local bird population.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds