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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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Tourists Discover The Modern Attraction Of Ancient Iran

October 12, 2014 - 1:33pm

Iran is experiencing a tourism boom. Travel agencies in the U.S. say they are planning more trips to the Islamic Republic. Kamin Mohammadi, an Iranian-born travel writer, shares some favorite places.

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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

October 12, 2014 - 12:35pm

Scotland has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Now the North American signal crayfish is taking over waterways, threatening to wipe out native populations of insects those trout eat.

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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

October 12, 2014 - 12:26pm

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.

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Iraqis Displaced By ISIS Face Another Threat: Winter

October 12, 2014 - 10:30am

With winter approaching, most of the 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic extremists will be living outside through the winter in Iraq's north, where temperatures frequently drop below freezing.

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

October 12, 2014 - 10:17am

This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.

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Coming To TV This Fall: Anagrams!

October 12, 2014 - 8:09am

Every answer is the name of a popular prime-time TV series from this century, on either broadcast or cable. Identify the shows from their anagrams.

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In Arid Iraq, Control Of Water Is Part Of ISIS Arsenal

October 12, 2014 - 7:48am

Water is a crucial resource to those living along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to researcher Matthew Machowski about how ISIS is using that natural resource as a weapon.

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Kerry Soliciting Aid Funds For Gaza Reconstruction

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Cairo to take part in an international conference on rebuilding Gaza, after Israel's latest military operation against Hamas militants there.

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Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

A health care worker who was caring for the Ebola patient that died, has tested positive for the disease. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to correspondent Jeff Brady, who is covering the story in Dallas.

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Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

Even in a city stricken with Ebola, people come to the beach. A man on crutches is out for a walk. Little girls collect a fish and a headless Barbie. And an actress dreams of her big break.

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Book Offers A Get-Wit-Quick Workout

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

NPR's Ari Shapiro gets schooled in the art of being interesting by Benjamin Errett, the author of the new book, Elements of Wit.

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Mass Mobs Bring Thousands To Detroit Church Services

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

You've heard of flash mobs and cash mobs? Now "mass" mobs are generating interest in historic urban churches. This story first aired on Morning Edition on October 9.

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Ebola Shows Small Signs Of Slowing In Liberia

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

U.S. troops have arrived in Liberia to set up emergency hospitals and start training health workers on Ebola care. Correspondent Jason Beaubien updates NPR's Ari Shapiro on the latest from Monrovia.

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Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

Neil Young loves his cars so much he wrote a second memoir, Special Deluxe, devoted to them. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about music, the environment and, of course, automobiles.

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Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

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Morales Is The Favorite In Bolivia Elections

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

Love him or hate him, Bolivia's President Evo Morales is expected to win a third term in today's election. Morales has paved the way for his re-election through his skilled handling of the economy.

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From VMI To James Island, Hollywood Battles To Get The Civil War Right

October 12, 2014 - 7:22am

The new film Field of Lost Shoes follows a group of VMI cadets who fought at the Battle of New Market. The film is one in a long history of Civil War movies, many of which have been problematic.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

October 12, 2014 - 6:38am

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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Gabby Giffords' SuperPAC Fights For Her Old House Seat

October 5, 2014 - 12:59pm

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.

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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

October 5, 2014 - 10:29am

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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