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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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A Puzzle Worth A Fortune

December 14, 2014 - 8:03am

Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.

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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.

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'Pippin' Performs The Final Ballad Of 'The Hobbit'

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Billy Boyd was the hobbit Pippin in The Lord of the Rings films, and he's a musician, too. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about writing the last song for the new movie, The Battle of the Five Armies.

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A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' Turns 25

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Mead Moves Out Of The Middle Ages

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Mead was a favorite drink of ancient Egyptians and Vikings, and it's been making a comeback — updated for the 21st century.

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The Week In Sports: The NFL Rewrites Its Conduct Code

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

The rules are what make the game, and increasingly that means more and more rules off the playing field. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of slate.com about the NFL's revised conduct policy.

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Beware The Tippling Point, And Other Cocktail Party Tips

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

It's the season of holiday cocktail parties and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast has tips for how to be a good guest and host. For instance, if you want to enjoy drinks and appetizers, buddy up.

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Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Uber says it's reached 52 countries since its 2010 launch, but our number cruncher Mona Chalabi tells NPR's Rachel Martin the tally is changing as some countries try to ban the ride-sharing service.

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Protesters Of Police Violence Divided By Generation

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Among the thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men on Saturday was a generational divide that sometimes became contentious.

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Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday on the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after 9/11. The report has elicited a number of sharply differing perspectives.

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A Mugging, A Marriage, A Movie: A Century Of Bus Rides

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Greyhound turned 100 this year. To celebrate, Weekend Edition listeners share their most memorable bus journeys. Some are bumpy, some are smelly and some are just downright scary.

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Thousands March Across U.S. Protesting Police Brutality

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country on Saturday to draw attention to several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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Staff Picks: Transracial Adoptions, From The Adoptee's View

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Weekend Edition staff have been picking their favorite interviews from 2014. Editor Jordana Hochman and producer Chris Benderev talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about a story of transracial adoption.

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Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Plays Tribute To His Slain Daughter

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Greene's album is dedicated to his 6-year-old daughter, Ana, killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This story first aired on Nov. 28 on All Things Considered.

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Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

December 14, 2014 - 7:46am

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For 'Meat'-Loving Vegans

December 7, 2014 - 10:05am

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Siblings Build A Butcher Shop For 'Meat'-Loving Vegans

December 7, 2014 - 10:05am

Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country's first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

December 7, 2014 - 9:30am

Kiyan Williams tells Darnell Moore about growing up in Newark as a kid who liked lipstick and eyeliner. There was a lot of judgment — but surprising moments of bonding, too.

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

December 7, 2014 - 9:30am

Kiyan Williams tells Darnell Moore about growing up in Newark as a kid who liked lipstick and eyeliner. There was a lot of judgment — but surprising moments of bonding, too.

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Just Say No, N-O

December 7, 2014 - 8:03am

Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.

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