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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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A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner

April 20, 2014 - 11:47am

Amelia Nelson was a volunteer nurse at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. This year, she's back, and running for those who no longer can.

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This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

April 20, 2014 - 11:28am

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

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Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote

April 20, 2014 - 10:36am

Harry Potter no longer, Daniel Radcliffe spends considerable time devoted to the stage. His latest Broadway role is in the Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy about an isolated Irish community.

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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.

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April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

With spring in the air, it's a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter.

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'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.

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Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.

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Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.

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Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called Senryu. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.

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How NBA Players Get Rest In An 82-Game Season

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

At the end of a long season, a team's games are even more important. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate.com's Mike Pesca about how teams strategize about players' performances.

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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.

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Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.

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S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.

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Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.

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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

April 20, 2014 - 8:05am

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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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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