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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.

Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past
The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project.
Decades Before YouTube, Video Pioneers Captured Turbulent Era
In the pre-digital age, shooting video was unwieldy and expensive. But in the late 1960s, storytellers calling themselves "Videofreex" used the first portable video recorders to film a changing world.
It's Not a Junk Drawer. It's An Archive Of An Interesting Life
When spring emerges, it's time to clean, but one place might get a pass: the junk drawer. Consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow says maybe that's OK.
Actual Dramatic Comebacks Are Rare In NCAA Tournament
The first March Madness upset came last night, when number one seed Villanova lost to N.C. State. Mike Pesca, host of Slate's "The Gist" podcast, explains the drama to NPR's Rachel Martin.
Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Retires From NBA
After 19 years in the NBA, Steve Nash announced that he's retiring. In a letter published in The Player's Tribune, Nash wrote that his years spent with the Phoenix Suns were the time of his life.
NCAA Tournament: N.C. State Shocks No.1-Seed Villanova
The NCAA Tournament marked its first March Madness upset — No. 1 seed Villanova lost to North Carolina State Saturday night in Portland, Ore.
In Nigeria, Voters Question President's Advance On Boko Haram
Nigerians are asking how government forces were able to rebuff Boko Haram militants so quickly, right before an election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton in Lagos.
90 Years After Its Discovery, No Generic Insulin Sold In The U.S.
A low-cost version the hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is no longer available in the United States. This story first aired March 19 on Morning Edition.
What's Last Comes First
For each word given, name another that can follow it to complete a compound word or two-word phrase. The last and first letters of the first word must be the first and second letters of the second.
Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.
Author: Kids Need Abundant Connection With Nature
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Scott Sampson about his book, How to Raise a Wild Child, a field guide for getting kids in touch with nature in a tech-centered world.
Gen. Allen: Iran's Involvement Complicates Anti-ISIS Effort
Host Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Teri Schultz about her exclusive interview with Gen. John Allen, the man charged with U.S. efforts to counter the self-described Islamic State.
William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays
William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.
Patients Freeze Scalps To Save Hair During Chemo
When Brandie Saint Claire was diagnosed with throat cancer, she found a treatment that let her keep her hair during chemotherapy. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Saint Claire about using cold caps.
Afghan President Makes First Official Visit To Washington
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington looking for help getting through this year's fighting season. With American attention shifting to other conflicts, that could be a tough sell.

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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