WBHM 90.3 FM
Your NPR News Station

Follow Us:

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.

At An Asylum In Juarez, 'We Believe In Hope'
A recovering drug addict turned pastor runs an ad hoc asylum for Mexico's indigent and mentally ill. In a filthy desert dotted with dumps, the asylum is "a recycling center for human beings."
What's A Pirate's Least-Favorite Puzzle? One That Hates Arrrrs
In each pair of clues, the answer to the first clue is a word that contains the consecutive letters A-R. Drop the A-R, and the remaining letters in order will form a word that answers the second clue.
'Amy' Is A Portrait Of An Artist Whose Life Goes Very Wrong
A new film by award-winning director Asif Kapadia explores the turbulent life of Amy Winehouse. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with the director about his film, which uses taped interviews and family videos to paint an intimate portrait of the late singer.
A Dazzling Tune For Summer Driving
On this week's Wingin' It, journalist and musician Sylvie Simmons talks to NPR's Lynn Neary to share her favorite road trip song, "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen.
The Week In Sports: The World Cup Conclusion
England took bronze Saturday in the Women's World Cup. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast about Sunday's final game to decide who will win gold.
Scottish Village Bans Bananas For Boat Festival
A village of Portsoy is reviving an old seamen's superstition by banning bananas during it's annual boat festival. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to festival chairman Roger Goodyear.
Reforms May Help North Korea Survive An Imminent Drought
North Korea is facing the worst drought in a century. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Greg Scarlatoui of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.
With Referendum Looming, Greeks Ponder Their Personal Prospects
The fate of Greece depends on a yes or no vote. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with elementary teacher Stathis Kirillidis and start-up cofounder Thanos Kosmidis about how the vote could affect their future.
Diversify Your Playlist And Find The Song Of The Summer
As of now, there's no frontrunner for Song of the Summer. Ann Powers, NPR Music's critic and correspondent, talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the open field and some songs that shouldn't be overlooked.
Sunday's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback
The Women's World Cup final is tonight in Vancouver, Canada. It's a rematch of the United States and Japan — the finalists from the last tournament in 2011. Japan won that game on a penalty kick.
Greeks Begin Voting In Historic Resolution
Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that the government says is about austerity. The opposition says it's a vote on staying in the Eurozone. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks to correspondent Joanna Kakissis.
Alan Rickman Returns To Directing With 'A Little Chaos'
Alan Rickman has had a rich career as an actor. For the first time in nearly two decades, Rickman is behind the camera for the movie A Little Chaos.
Don't Blame The Sharks For 'Perfect Storm' Of Attacks In North Carolina
The state's beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, there have already been seven. But this uptick in attacks is likely not tied to shark populations so much as to our own.
Tunisia Seeks Its Way On A Winding, Bumpy Path
An attacker recently opened fire on Tunisian beach and killed 38 people. NPR's Alice Fordham, who went to cover the story, used to live in Tunisia. She reflects on how the country has changed.
What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables
The farmer's market in July is a wondrous place: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But greens that look like weeds may be more intimidating. Here's how to tame them.

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

Our live stream webcast is authorized by our agreement to abide by the terms of the license issued by the Recording Industry Association of America. Among the limitations set out in the federal law that created the compulsory license to distribute sound recordings over the internet, we agreed that the webcast would not be distributed on a subscription basis; that it cannot be interactive or "on-demand'; and that we not publish or distribute a program schedule or list of the titles of the specific sound recordings that will be transmitted in advance.


WBHM eNEWS