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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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The Many Eyes Of Scallops

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

Scientists have discovered that the sea scallop has an incredibly complicated eyesight system.

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Encore: Blue Light And Sleep

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

Lots of phone and tablet apps promise to improve sleep by filtering the blue light from device screens. But that won't help if you're not getting enough shuteye because of caffeine or stress.

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The Call-In: DNA Testing

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks listener Maria Colon what about DNA testing kits interests her and then turns to The Gene author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee for more information.

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Sexual Harassment In National Security

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

Wendy Anderson, who worked in the Pentagon during the Obama administration, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why she signed an open letter about sexual harassment in the national security community.

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After Terror Attack Last Year, Berlin Christmas Markets Open

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

Germans love their Christmas markets but after a terrorist attack at one last year and a possible attempted bombing at one near Berlin on Friday, the markets are less festive than usual.

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A Tea Party Activist On The Tax Bills

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

As congressional Republicans look to harmonize their Senate and House tax bills, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler how he feels about the deficit.

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In 'Hiddensee,' Gregory Maguire Gets Under The Shell Of 'The Nutcracker'

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

Author Gregory Maguire made his name re-writing fairy tales. Now, he's taken on The Nutcracker — a beloved holiday classic, yes, but one that Maguire says makes no sense as it's usually performed.

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GE Struggles To Show It Still Has Magic Touch

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

General Electric has had a steep fall from grace this year. Its stock has dropped and it's halving its dividend. Now GE watchers are wondering if the new CEO can pull off a dramatic turnaround.

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Sunday Puzzle: The Reverse Is Also True

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 8:08am

Mark Mezak of San Francisco plays this week's head-scratcher with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster.

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In 'Bombshell,' The Double Identity Of Hollywood Star Hedy Lamarr

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:58am

In Alexandra Dean's new documentary, the stunning silver-screen beauty of the 1930s and '40s is also the inventor of a technology that makes today's wireless encryption possible.

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Director Scott Frank On Netflix's 'Godless'

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Scott Frank about his new Netflix series Godless. It follows a vicious, menacing outlaw as he hunts down his younger partner who has run off with their stolen loot.

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The Complex Character Of 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

Brilliant but socially awkward, criminal defense attorney Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington) must re-enter the job market after his law firm goes under in the new film Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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Can Paris Get Rid Of Gas-Fueled Cars?

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

The mayor of Paris wants to rid the capital of all gas and diesel cars by the year 2030. But critics doubt the idea is feasible or even a good anti-pollution strategy.

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Studying Artificial Intelligence At New York University

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

New York University just opened an institute that studies the social implications of artificial intelligence. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with co-founder Kate Crawford.

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Encore: Lessons In Bipartisanship

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

The last time lawmakers worked across the aisle in a big way was when the Senate overhauled the federal tax code in 1986.

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Sexual Harassment, Then And Now

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

Journalist and author Lynn Povich speaks to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the "MeToo" movement, and what we can learn from Povich's landmark gender discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek in 1965.

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The Call-In: Tension At The Holiday Dinner Table

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

This week on The Call-In, NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with father and son Nicholas Creel senior and junior before and after their Thanksgiving feast about navigating tense political differences.

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The Fragmented Forests Of Madagascar

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

Madagascar is home to plants and animals found nowhere else, but their habitats are disappearing. The forest cover has fallen by more than 40 percent in recent decades. And what remains is fragmented.

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Zimbabwe's New President

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

Just two days after the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the people of Zimbabwe wait to see what sort of government the new leader will form.

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Understanding Sufism And The Sinai Peninsula

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:57am

More than 300 people are dead after an attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Sahar Aziz of Rutgers Law School about why militants would attack a Sufi mosque.

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