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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.

For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon
More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.
Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?
The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.
Long Before Same-Sex Marriage, 'Adopted Son' Could Mean 'Life Partner'
Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his life partner, Walter Naegle, wanted to legally protect their relationship. But it was the early 1980s, when marriage wasn't an option — and adoption was.
2 Brothers And A Team Of Mules Tackle The Historic Oregon Trail
Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.
Part Of The Landscape For Decades, Pumpjacks Remain Essential In Shale Fields
From south Texas to North Dakota, pumpjacks are a symbol of life in American oil fields. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 15, 2015.
Euphoria In The Streets: New York City's Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality
Rain hasn't put a damper on the celebrations across the city, NPR's Alexandra Starr reports. Some two million people are expected to hit the streets for Gay Pride events days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.
In Viennese Media Center, Iranian Journalists Dance Delicately Around Pitfalls
Western reporters are working alongside Iranian media during numerous rounds of nuclear talks — the latest of which are taking place this week. What does their work tells us about Iran's culture?
Where There's A Will There's A Way To Solve This Puzzle
For every word provided (all starting with the letter "W"), give a proverb or saying that contains that word.
Ukraine's Double Woes: War And Runaway Inflation
Beyond the battlefront in the east, the Ukrainian government is fighting a war to reform a monumentally corrupt, dysfunctional economy. For now, Ukrainians seem willing to weather 60 percent inflation.
Homegrown Threat: FBI Tracks White Supremicists, Domestic Extremists
Michael German spent 16 years in the FBI, going undercover with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. He talks to NPR's Eric Westervelt about law enforcement's counterterrorism strategy.
'There Are Basic Moral Rules': Young Evangelicals React To Supreme Court Marriage Ruling
Most young Americans support same-sex marriage. But young evangelicals buck that trend. Students at the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., react to Friday's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
From 'My Adidas' To FUBU, Fashion And Hip-Hop Have Always Matched Beats
A new documentary, Fresh Dressed, explores the relationship between the clothes and the music of hip-hop — including the rise and fall of black-owned brands and black designers.
7 Years After Kosovo's Independence, A Border Still Fraught With Tension
Kosovo gained independence from Serbia less than a decade ago. The two have not yet reconciled, which is apparent when crossing the border between the countries.
Health Care Law Stands, Marriage Equality Expands: What Now For Republicans?
The Supreme Court's recent decisions are forcing Republicans to reconsider their strategy on these issues. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Mara Liasson about how the party is regrouping.
Will Greece Stay In The Eurozone? Citizens Set To Vote On Bailout Deal
Greeks react to their Prime Minister's announcement of a snap referendum to be held on July 5 on the bailout deal offered by European leaders.

WBHM Interviews

INTERVIEW: US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan
INTERVIEW: Recovering Heroin Addict Brad Blount On A Dark Time, And How He Escaped It
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On State Supreme Court Upholding Alabama Accountability Act
INTERVIEW: State Senator Del Marsh On New Charter School Bill
UA BOT Member On Dr. Ray Watts, UAB Football Controversy
Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores
Federal Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Same-Sex Marriage Decision
UAB Faculty Senate Could Vote For Reassessment of Sports And "No-Confidence"on Watts
INTERVIEW: Big-Picture Perspective On Colleges Ending Football Programs
Protestors Demand Assurances UAB Football Will Not Be Cut
A College For Inmates, And An Interview With Its President
INTERVIEW: Inmate And Horticulture Student Timothy Brown
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On Alabama's Low NAEP Ranks
INTERVIEWS With "Make Them Listen" Anti-Illegal-Immigration Protesters
Interview: Nick Patterson, Author of "Birmingham Foot Soldiers: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement"
INTERVIEW: New Jefferson County Schools Chief Craig Pouncey
Life After Prison: Interview With Robin, Student And Tutwiler Inmate
Interview: U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance on Alabama's Heroin Problem
Interview: Reporter Alex Walsh on Alabama's Prison Budget
'Coming Back With Wes Moore' Explores the Struggles of Returning Combat Veterans
Interview: Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power's New CEO
INTERVIEW: James Willig On The 'Gamification' Of Medical Education
AL.com, WBHM Event Yields Frank Talk On Hoover School Bus Fees
INTERVIEW: Rick Vest, Counseling Coordinator Of Two-Year College For Prisoners
Interview: Dr. Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Alabama Native
Tornado Slams Small Alabama Town
Interview: Reporter Brian Lawson Discusses Inmate Healthcare
Interview: Birmingham Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson
INTERVIEW: Arnold Shober On The Importance Of School Board Leadership

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