Weekend Edition Sunday

Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour morning news magazine covers hard news, a wide variety of news makers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.

Audie Cornish combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. With a nod to traditional Sunday habits, the program offers a fix for diehard crossword addicts - word games and brainteasers with The Puzzlemaster, a.k.a. Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times.

A Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner
Amelia Nelson was a volunteer nurse at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. This year, she's back, and running for those who no longer can.
This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church
Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.
Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote
Harry Potter no longer, Daniel Radcliffe spends considerable time devoted to the stage. His latest Broadway role is in the Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy about an isolated Irish community.
Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing
In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers
With spring in the air, it's a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter.
'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time
NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.
Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle
The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.
Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre
The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.
Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase
Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called Senryu. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.
How NBA Players Get Rest In An 82-Game Season
At the end of a long season, a team's games are even more important. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate.com's Mike Pesca about how teams strategize about players' performances.
Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All
While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election
In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.
S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students
It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.
Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse
One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for The New York Times, about what has changed.
Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?
Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

WBHM Interviews

Interview: Reporter Brian Lawson Discusses Inmate Healthcare
Interview: Birmingham Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson
INTERVIEW: Arnold Shober On The Importance Of School Board Leadership
Folk Singer Willie Watson Brings Classic Folk and Blues to Birmingham
Going Natural: It's Not Just a Hairstyle, It's a Lifestyle
Birmingham Native Callie Courter's New Album 'Love is for the Brave'
Interview: Reporter Kelsey Stein on Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women
Interview: Michael Saag, M.D., Discusses His New Book
Sustainability: Birmingham Mayor William Bell
SUSTAINABILITY: Grant Brigham Of Jones Valley Teaching Farm
INTERVIEW: AdvancED CEO Mark Elgart
INTERVIEW: Anne-Marie Slaughter
INTERVIEW: Controversial Comedian (And More) Bill Maher
INTERVIEW: Alabama Teacher Of The Year Alison Grizzle
INTERVIEW: Hoover School Bus Supporter Trisha Powell Crain
Birmingham Author's JFK Assassination Book Inspires Play
From UAB to White House Intern
Carsen On Capitol Journal
INTERVIEW: Terrorism Expert Randall Law
INTERVIEW: State Schools Chief Of Staff On Decrease In Per-Pupil Spending
INTERVIEW: Tanner Colby, Some of My Best Friends are Black
Eric Essix Evolution
INTERVIEW: Craig Witherspoon Reacts To Failing Schools List
Montgomery and Life are like High School
Carsen Talks "AAA" And More On Capitol Journal
John Archibald: Unrest at the Jefferson County Commission
Hostess to the Civil Rights Movement
John Archibald: Why Jeffco Is Paying Attorney $393K To Do Nothing
Diane McWhorter on Civil Rights 50th Anniversary

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