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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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Legal Battle Over Border Wall Plays Out At Chapel In Mission, Texas

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

A chapel on the border is at the center of a legal dispute between the local Catholic diocese and the Trump administration. We visit the church in Mission, Texas.

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Supreme Court To Take On Gun Laws This Spring

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

The Supreme Court is poised to take up a guns case for the first time in nearly a decade. And with a newly conservative majority, it could reshape gun rights and restrictions across the country.

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Grammy-Nominated Blues Musician Cedric Burnside Remembers His Roots

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

His album Benton County Relic was nominated for a Grammy this year in the Best Traditional Blues category and features lyrics about his poor upbringing in Mississippi.

(Image credit: Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio)

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Sunday Puzzle: 3rd & O

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

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a puzzle with WVPM listener Joe Sallmen of Fairmont, W.Va.

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Democrat Sherrod Brown Tours Early Voting States

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

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown hasn't decided to run for president yet. He's on a tour of early primary states, like New Hampshire, testing out a message focused on the working class.

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Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 7:27am

Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill spent six weeks trying to cut Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple out of her life completely. "Spoiler," she says. "It's not possible."

(Image credit: Jeff Chiu/AP)

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Leah Nobel Explores The Mixed Bag Of Human Experience With New Album

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 6:19am

Leah Nobel interviewed 100 people about what it means to be human to help create her new album Running in Borrowed Shoes.

(Image credit: Kelsey Cherry/Courtesy of the artist)

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Gov. Northam Resists Calls To Resign, Despite Demands Across The Political Spectrum

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam vows to keep working for Virginians while demands across the political spectrum for his resignation continue.

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After 33 Years, Northern Haze Is Back With New Album 'Siqinnaarut'

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

In 1985, an album from a decidedly far-flung place put the band Northern Haze on the map. James Ungalq talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his band's new album and their the music lives on.

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Lucky Lamp Lighting And Anchovy Overload: Wacky Rituals Sports Fans Swear By

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

In honor of Super Bowl LIII, sports fans across the U.S. tell us what superstitions and rituals they cling to when the pressure is on for their favorite team.

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Reuters Investigation Finds UAE Employed Former NSA Hackers As Spies

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Joel Schectman of Reuters, who co-wrote a report about former NSA hackers who went to work for the United Arab Emirates and spied on human rights advocates.

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Thousands Of Venezuelans Take To The Streets To Protest Ongoing Political Crisis

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets to oust President Nicolas Maduro. A day after the latest protests, Maduro remains defiant.

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What To Expect When President Trump Addresses The Nation Tuesday

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

President Trump's State of the Union address will take place later than normal, and while the threat of another shutdown looms.

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3 Award-Winning Latina Authors Are Symbols Of Hope For Next Generation Of Writers

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

Children's literature handed out some of its biggest awards this past week. And three Latina authors were recipients. We talk to them about what this moment means to them.

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Two Rams Cheerleaders Set To Be First Men In NFL History To Perform At The Super Bowl

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnie just before their historic Super Bowl routine as the first male cheerleaders to perform.

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Sunday Puzzle: In The 'No'

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WLRN listener Rob Olmstead of Clearwater, Fla.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

In her announcement Tuesday, Marilyn Mosby argued the move will improve police-community relations and allow the city to dedicate more time and resources to fighting violent crimes.

(Image credit: Larry French/Getty Images)

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Buddy Holly's Classmates Remember The Pioneer 60 Years After 'The Day The Music Died'

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

Lubbock, Texas, hasn't always been fond of its best known son, Buddy Holly. But 60 years after his death, the town has a park with a bronze statue of him, and a street and a museum named after him.

(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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After Two Months, The Sun Rises In The Northernmost U.S. Town

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

The mid-winter sunrise on the Arctic Coast is a sweet sign of hope in the town of Utqiaġvik.

(Image credit: Ravenna Koenig/Alaska's Energy Desk)

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Hallucinations Kidnap The Senses In 'The Collected Schizophrenias'

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 7:39am

Esmé Weijun Wang's new book is part memoir, part deeply researched work of science about her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. She says she first noticed her brain was different at age five.

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