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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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One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

July 27, 2014 - 9:47am

Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.

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At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.

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Vollmann's Ghost Stories Disappoint Instead Of Scare

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Reviewer Julia Keller says William Vollmann's new book, Last Stories and Other Stories, doesn't measure up to his previous work. (This review originally aired July 17, 2014 on All Things Considered.)

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What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends.

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Philby was one of the 20th century's most legendary spies. NPR's Arun Rath talks with author Ben Macintyre about his new book, A Spy Among Friends, and the boozy secret to Philby's success.

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Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.

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Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Into funk-jazz-Latino-soul-psychedelic-metal music? Then check out Brownout's new album Brown Sabbath. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with bandleader Greg Gonzalez about the surprising mix of styles.

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Cooperstown Welcomes La Russa, Rest Of 2014 Hall Of Famers

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

New members are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Mike Pesca of Slate talks to NPR's Arun Rath about who they are and the Hall of Fame's new induction rules.

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A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with UC Davis history professor Eric Rauchway about life in the U.S. 100 years ago.

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Cease-Fires Refused, Ignored And Re-Offered: The Latest From Gaza

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

There's talk of another cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, after Hamas refused to extend an earlier truce. NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Emily Harris about the latest.

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Labels: Easy To Read, Not Always Easy To Trust

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

How meaningful and trustworthy are seals of approval from the likes of Energy Star and Good Housekeeping? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with advertising expert Lucy Atkinson about their validity.

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White House, Press Corps Duke It Out Over Event Access

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

The relationship between the Obama Administration and the press corps is rocky. NPR's Arun Rath talks to correspondent David Folkenflik about why the corps lodged a formal complaint — over astronauts.

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U.S. Closes Embassy In Libya Amid Violent Clashes In Capital

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Security in Libya has deteriorated badly enough that the U.S. shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday. NPR's Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill about the situation.

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Russia's Military Intelligence Service Fights Shadow War For Ukraine

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

On top of Moscow's secretive foreign intelligence service, there's an even deeper layer of information gathering. NPR's Arun Rath talks to writer Mark Galeotti about the agency known as the GRU.

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Effort To Secure MH17 Crash Site On Hold Amid Fresh Fighting

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.

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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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