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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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Senate Vote Could Lead To Drilling In Alaska's Wildlife Refuge

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

Senate Democrats tried and failed Thursday to block oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The fight over drilling in ANWR has passed from one generation of senators to another.

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Sunday Puzzle: Read Into It

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

NPR's Melissa Block and Sam Sanders play this week's puzzle with Will Shortz, The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition's Puzzlemaster.

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Little Rock Officials Write A Break-Up Letter To Amazon

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

Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue a chance to become Amazon's second headquarters. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Stodola about the Arkansas city's change of heart.

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Todd Haynes On 'Wonderstruck,' And Evolution Of Deaf Culture In The U.S.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

In the movie Wonderstruck, children in different time periods embark on quests to find themselves. Director Todd Haynes explains the film's artistic choices and its significance to the deaf community.

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More Destructive, Expensive, Dangerous: What's Ramping Up Wildfires?

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

The author of Megafire: The Race To Extinguish A Deadly Epidemic Of Flame, says a wet spring counterintuitively is feeding Western wildfires this year — and dangerous dry winds haven't peaked yet.

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For Every President Since Reagan, Immigration Has Been One More Minefield

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

After nine months in office, President Trump has found the many issues of immigration more vexing than he may have imagined — something Trump has in common with a long line of predecessors.

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Austrian Voters Expected To Elect Sebastian Kurz As New Chancellor

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

The 31-year-old conservative foreign minister has moved his party sharply to the right on issues like immigration and Islam. He is widely expected to become Austria's chancellor after Sunday's vote.

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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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As She Evacuated Patients From The Hospital, Her Home Burned

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

On extremely short notice, two hospitals had to evacuate all their patients as wildfires spread rapidly through Santa Rosa, Calif., last Sunday and Monday. One nurse on duty tells her story.

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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Tobacco enemas? Mercury pills? Ice pick lobotomies? A new book explains how throughout history, miracle "cures" often didn't just fail to improve people's health, they maimed and killed.

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Ireland, Post-Brexit: 1 Island, 2 Economies, Dozens Of Smuggling Routes

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Farmers and manufacturers on both sides of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland fear that Brexit could bring a return of tariffs that could damage their businesses.

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In Puerto Rico's Interior, Hurricane Maria Cut A Community Off From The World

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Weeks after the storm, Puerto Rico's struggles continue. Most of the island is still without electricity, water and food. Neighborhoods in the central mountains have been some of the hardest to reach.

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When You Want To Give, Here's How To Vet Your Options

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

What can I do to help disaster victims? How can my donations have the most impact? Philanthropy expert Una Osili answers questions from NPR listeners about charitable giving.

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In A Busy Week, Trump Tests The 'You Break It, You Own It' Rule

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

President Trump cut cost-sharing subsidies to health insurers and stepped back from the Iran nuclear deal last week. He did both with tools he decried when used by President Obama: Executive actions.

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Sunday Puzzle: Double Down

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

NPR's Renee Montagne and Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition's Puzzle Master, play this week's puzzle with Phil Sweet of Sparta Township, N.J.

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As Trump Alters Affordable Care Act, Programs To Aid, Enroll Users Are Cut

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Washington is slashing funding to "navigator" programs that enroll people in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Some are being closed entirely, just weeks ahead of the enrollment period.

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Author Says Gossip Helps Protect Women From Workplace Predators

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

The revelations about Harvey Weinstein were explosive, but for many in Hollywood, they weren't a surprise. Buzzfeed's Helen Peterson compares rumors about the producer to oxygen in the industry's air.

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For Only 2nd Time, Motion Picture Academy Boots A Member: Harvey Weinstein

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

The move is tantamount to expulsion from Hollywood. It's the result of a stunning series of sexual harassment and assault accusations against the Oscar-laden movie producer.

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Canadian Man Details Horrors Family Endured In Years Held By Haqqani Network

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlin Coleman were captured by the terrorist group in 2012. This past week they and their children were freed, and face a tough reentry into society.

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On Iran, Health Care And Environment, Trump Turns To Executive Actions

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 8:02am

Last week was heavy on White House executive actions. Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, says that with ineffective congressional leadership, it's the president's best option.

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