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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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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

5 hours 11 min ago

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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After Two Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

6 hours 59 min ago

More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

7 hours 17 min ago

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant

8 hours 32 min ago

Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.

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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

9 hours 58 min ago

New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.

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WWI YouTube Series Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story

9 hours 58 min ago

Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called The Great War.

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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

9 hours 58 min ago

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

9 hours 58 min ago

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.

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The Day The Niagra Stopped Falling

9 hours 58 min ago

Last week brought frigid weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of The Memory Palace podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.

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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

9 hours 58 min ago

Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

9 hours 58 min ago

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.

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Tunisian Election Completes Its Transition To Democracy

9 hours 58 min ago

Thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship in 2011. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

9 hours 58 min ago

After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

9 hours 58 min ago

As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

9 hours 58 min ago

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

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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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