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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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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

April 13, 2014 - 11:32am

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.

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Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares

April 13, 2014 - 11:25am

Craig Remsburg's son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Since then it has been the family's mission to get Cory back to health.

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Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Judy Greer about the pitfalls of semi-celebrity, as depicted in her new memoir, I Don't Know What You Know Me From.

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Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language'

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Francesca Marciano about her new book, The Other Language, a collection of stories about characters experiencing new cultures and taking on new identities.

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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.

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Lovers' Relationship Is Online Only In 'Hank And Asha'

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with husband and wife film-making duo James Duff and Julia Morrison about their new film, Hank and Asha.

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French Firms Tell Workers To Unplug After Hours. World Is Jealous

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

In France, some companies are making an effort to limit off-the-clock emails between workers, telling them to "disconnect from remote communications tools" for no less than 13 hours a day.

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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.

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Book Of War Photos Is 'Testament' To Slain Journalist's Work

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

Three years ago, photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed in Libya. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Jonathan Klein, co-founder of Getty Images, about a new book of Hondros' searing photographs.

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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.

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Throw-Back Harmonies Blend The Secret Sisters

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

Growing up in a church without access to musical instruments, Laura and Lydia Rogers learned the power of vocal harmony. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the duo called The Secret Sisters.

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Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

Swear words are generally a no-go in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jesse Sheidlower, president of the American Dialect Society, about why we need more obscenities in our daily lives.

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Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.

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One Word To Rule Them All, And In The Puzzle Bind Them

April 13, 2014 - 7:33am

Three words that start with the same letter will be presented in a group. Find a word that shares the same first letter as the three, and that can follow each word to forma new compound word.

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As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

April 6, 2014 - 1:36pm

The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.

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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

April 6, 2014 - 12:19pm

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.

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It's Kentucky Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship

April 6, 2014 - 11:22am

The NCAA tournament is down to two unlikely but familiar finalists. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate's Mike Pesca for his take on Monday's championship game.

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In Uganda, The Fastest Public Transport Is DIY

April 6, 2014 - 11:21am

Stand on any corner in Kampala, Uganda, and you'll be swarmed by motorcycles. These are boda bodas, the country's DIY public transportation system. For $1, you can get pretty much anywhere.

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UConn To Face Kentucky In NCAA Final

April 6, 2014 - 10:42am

The matchup is set for Monday's men's NCAA basketball championship. The Connecticut Huskies will take on the Kentucky Wildcats.

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