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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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Canada's 'Welcome' To Immigrants Has Some Unintended Consequences

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 8:07am

Canada is taking advantage of the Trump administration's attitude toward immigration to attract foreign tech companies and workers. But there are downsides to appearing open to immigration.

(Image credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 8:07am

As the tequila industry surges, the early harvesting and cloning of agave are disrupting the ecosystem of some species — leading some groups to go to bat for the hardworking nighttime pollinators.

(Image credit: Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International)

Categories: Syndicated

What's At Stake For Canada In NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 8:07am

The NAFTA talks have not been going well and have left many concerned about the future of the trade deal. We look at what's at stake for Canada if an agreement can't be reached.

Categories: Syndicated

How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:05am

Experts say such propaganda sows divisions within society by confirming beliefs. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are testifying this week about Russian influence on the 2016 election.

(Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

Tea And Memories With Vancouver Author Jen Sookfong Lee

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:03am

Lee's grandfather owned a barber shop — there's a tea shop there now — and was a pillar of Vancouver's Chinese-Canadian community. Over jasmine tea, Lee talks about her memories of her grandfather.

(Image credit: Ian Stewart/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

The Scary Sound Machine That Is 'Trying To Set People A Little Bit Off-Kilter'

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:36am

Film composer Mark Korven, known for his soundtrack to The Witch, commissioned an instrument called the Apprehension Engine to create scary soundscapes.

(Image credit: Kai Korven/Courtesy of the artist)

Categories: Syndicated

Sunday Morning Alt.Latino Serenade: Four Tracks For Your Weekend

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 1:46pm

Another monthly sampler to Weekend Edition Sunday with love from Alt.Latino.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Artist)

Categories: Syndicated

Author Recognizes Ordinary Africans Fighting Extremism

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Alexis Okeowo author of A Moonless, Starless Sky. Among the stories, a Somali girl defies al-Shabab and plays basketball, and a Mauritanian man campaigns against slavery.

Categories: Syndicated

The Call-In: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

This week on The Call-In, we're talking about sexual harassment in the workplace. We hear from Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Categories: Syndicated

Japanese Voters Weather Typhoon To Vote In Presidential Election

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

Japanese voters go to the polls Sunday in a presidential election that favors incumbent Shinzo Abe. He wants to revise the constitution and legalize a Japanese military for the first time since WWII.

Categories: Syndicated

U.S.-Backed Forces Liberate Raqqa From ISIS Control

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Holly Williams of CBS News, who was with U.S.-backed militia forces when they took control of the Syrian city. It had been serving as a de facto capital of ISIS.

Categories: Syndicated

Confusion Lingers Over Deaths Of 4 U.S. Soldiers In Niger

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

Congress is demanding answers about the mission. NPR's Melissa Block talks to retired Army officer John Nagl about the mission and President Trump's condolence calls to the families.

Categories: Syndicated

Time For Alt.Latino Host's Monthly Visit To Weekend Sunday

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Felix Contreras, the host of Alt.Latino, about a bag of new and anonymous music he picked just for her.

Categories: Syndicated

Army Tightens Rules For Immigrants Joining As A Path To Citizenship

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Margaret Stock, a retired U.S. Army officer, who created a program to recruit skilled immigrants. She says the new rules will bring down enlistment.

Categories: Syndicated

'I'm Old As Dirt But I Can Still Sing': Sweet Pea Atkinson On 'Get What You Deserve'

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

R&B singer Sweet Pea Atkinson was the gravely vocalist for the band Was (Not Was). He's back with his first solo album in 35 years.

(Image credit: Mathieu Bitton/Courtesy of the artist)

Categories: Syndicated

Out Of Bounds: NFL Protests During The National Anthem

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to David Vobora, a former NFL player, about what he's hearing about the protests. Vobora works with injured NFL players and veterans and says he hears different views.

Categories: Syndicated

'Hotel Scarface': The Hotel At The Center Of Miami's Cocaine Boom

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to journalist Roben Farzad about his new book, Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami. It was a hub for Miami's exploding cocaine trade.

Categories: Syndicated

Volunteers Work To Get Clean Water In Rural Puerto Rican Towns

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

A month after Hurricane Maria hit, a million people in Puerto Rico still lack clean water. A group of volunteers is bringing their own water purification to remote towns.

Categories: Syndicated

Fact Check: President Trump's Comments On ACA's Subsidies

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Sarah Kliff, Vox senior policy correspondent, to fact check Trump's claim that subsidies for insurance companies are "bailouts" and "a windfall" for those companies.

Categories: Syndicated

U.S.-Canadian Relationship Is Tested By NAFTA Politics

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 7:37am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro is in British Columbia exploring the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. She talks to Peter Armstrong of the CBC about the latest round of NAFTA negotiations.

Categories: Syndicated