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emWeekend Edition Sunday/em 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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'Fresh Off The Boat' Repackages The Asian-American Story For TV

January 18, 2015 - 10:20am

The TV show, based on Eddie Huang's memoir, retains some of the book's raw sensibility, but as he tells it, it's been a fight to keep his life's story from becoming a "cornstarch sitcom."

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Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

January 18, 2015 - 9:23am

A unique group of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.

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Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy

January 18, 2015 - 9:05am

It's easy to give a rousing State of the Union speech when the economy is doing well, but Obama has had a hard time hitting the right note in years when the country was hurting.

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State Of The Union Is Obama's Big Chance To Frame The Debate

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

During his State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a plan to help the middle class and raise taxes on the wealthy. NPR's Mara Liasson previews the speech with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Group Helps Inner City Youth See The World

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

International travel is beyond the reach of most kids from tough urban neighborhoods. Anise Hayes of Atlantic Impact tells NPR's Rachel Martin that her program gives high school students that chance.

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Longtime Church Organist Keeps Traditional Hymns Alive

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Churches are retiring their hymnals and organs, hoping to attract younger crowds, but at West Auburn Congregational in Maine, Charles Marshall has been playing for 70 years with no plans to retire.

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'Train to Crystal City' Tells A Secret Story Of WWII Internments

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

A World War II program traded German and Italian Americans for Americans who were trapped abroad. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jan Jarboe Russell.

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Pakistan Pressures Afghan Refugees To Go Home

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Authorities are responding with draconian measures following the massacre of more than 130 students in Pakistan. Officials are focusing on Afghan refugees, even though the killers were Pakistani.

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Reports Of Racism Fall Through France's Information Gap

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

There were 1,274 incidents of racism in France in 2013, the nation's government reports, but it's not clear who was affected and how. NPR's Rachel Martin learns more from data analyst Mona Chalabi.

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Building Ties To Counter Religious Extremism In LA

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Law enforcement is working to detect and prevent radical Islam in the U.S. NPR's Rachel Martin presents different perspectives on what prevention looks like.

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Researchers Learn To Dust Feathers For Fingerprints

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Researchers in Scotland say they have a new way to investigate the killing of large birds of prey. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to forensic scientist Dennis Gentles about dusting birds for fingerprints.

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Global Community Funds Jordan's First Skateboard Park

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Getting skateboarding off the ground in Amman, Jordan, was a bit of a challenge. Donations helped build the first skate park in the country. Newly opened, it's attracting a lot of curious onlookers.

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Guards Watch Muslim, Jewish Sites As Dark Mood Descends On Paris

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Police continue making arrests in Europe, saying they've halted terrorist plots. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the latest on the investigation into the attacks in Paris with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Sunday Puzzle: S.V. You

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name, with the initials S.V. For example, given "noted Idaho ski resort," you would say "Sun Valley."

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Finding A Childhood Bully, And So Much More, In 'Whipping Boy'

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

In his new memoir, Allen Kurzweil goes looking for his childhood tormentor — and discovers he's served time for involvement in an international fraud scheme so wild and colorful, it could be a movie.

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'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

January 11, 2015 - 12:27pm

At a free screening of the film in Selma, Ala., many in the audience — both black and white — had firsthand connections to the history portrayed on the screen.

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Pastor's Gay Brother 'Frustrated That NPR Made This A News Story'

January 11, 2015 - 11:34am

Last week, Pastor Allan Edwards told NPR about his choice to marry a woman despite his attraction to men. His story prompted comments from many — including his brother Dexter.

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Death Becomes Disturbingly Routine: The Diary Of An Ebola Doctor

January 11, 2015 - 10:55am

Even veteran health care workers are shaken by Ebola's toll. "I've certified the deaths of more patients than in my last two decades," says Dr. Joe Selanikio, an American working in Sierra Leone.

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Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service

January 11, 2015 - 10:35am

Hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms.

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Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

January 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which has had its share of setbacks.

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