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Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
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What Makes Someone American Indian?

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has apologized for identifying as "American Indian" in the 1980s, when the number of people who identified as Native American on the U.S. census rose dramatically.

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Volunteers Fight Bad Science

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

James Heathers is a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University, who looks for mistakes for fun. He speaks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks about errors published in scientific papers.

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'Every Day Is A Good Day When You're Floating': Anne McClain Talks Life In Space

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Kindergartners help NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to ask questions to astronaut Anne McClain, who is serving on the International Space Station. She says every day is a good day when you're floating.

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Sunday Puzzle: Name That President

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WBUR listener Angela Voss of Medford, Mass.

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Car Loan Delinquencies Reach New High

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Economic pessimists seized on new data indicating an increase in car loan delinquencies as evidence of a looming recession, but a downturn is likely simply because of the economy's cyclical nature.

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What Funding For The Wall Means For The Military

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Under Trump's declaration of a national emergency plan, military construction funds are to be diverted to build a barrier on the southern border. That could put projects at U.S. bases on hold.

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'Chavismo' Fades As Venezuela's Poor Suffer

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Venezuela's poor were the beneficiaries of Chavez's Bolivarian socialist revolution. But 20 years later, they have little food and medicine and few jobs, eroding support for President Maduro.

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D.C. Catholics React To McCarrick's Defrocking

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Catholics in Washington, D.C. react to news that the man who served as their archbishop, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has been defrocked after being found guilty by the Vatican of sexual abuse.

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Sunday Politics

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

The president's declaration of a national emergency is headed to the courts, where its future is uncertain. In the mean time, is he able to declare a political victory?

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Colorado Man Tells His Mountain Lion Attack Story

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

A Colorado trail runner was attacked by a mountain lion earlier this month. Travis Kauffman managed to defend himself by killing the juvenile lion with his bare hands.

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Kaepernick's Settlement And The NFL

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jason Reid, senior NFL writer at The Undefeated, about Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL.

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Food Banks Are Overflowing With Milk

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Tariffs announced by the Trump administration have led to a glut of milk in the United States. Food pantries are suffering because they're deluged with milk and have no way to store or distribute it.

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Violent Protests Continue In Haiti

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

In Haiti, violent anti-government protests have been going on for more than a week. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with CNN's Miguel Marquez.

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Law Professor Jonathan Turley On The Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Lawyers filed lawsuits just hours after President Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure wall funding. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley.

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Texas Landowners Sue Over Border Wall Plans

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:12am

Nayda Alvarez and Yvette Gaytan are land owners in Texas who would be impacted by President Trump's border wall. They're among those suing the government.

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Richmond Teachers Make Virginia Scandals A Point Of Discussion

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:05am

The situation in Richmond, Va., doesn't make much sense to lawmakers at the Capitol. It also doesn't make much sense to some students and teachers who are seizing the moment and talking it all out.

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Author Dave Cullen On Telling The Story Of The Parkland Activists

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:05am

Dave Cullen, the author of Columbine, tackles another high school shooting in his new book, Parkland. Cullen talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the teen survivors who later became activists.

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Massachusetts Historian Works To Solve Mystery Of Anonymous Graves

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:05am

Massachusetts students and their teacher are identifying the people buried in nameless graves at a cemetery associated with a now-closed state school for disabled people.

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Venezuela Runs Short On Power And Fuel

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:05am

Oil-rich Venezuela could run out of gasoline in just a couple of weeks, as U.S. sanctions bite and their refinery capacity shrinks. If that happens, this would paralyze the already crippled economy.

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U.S. And South Korea Reach A Deal On Military Costs

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:05am

The U.S. and South Korea have reached a deal "in principle" on sharing the cost of the U.S. military presence in South Korea.

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