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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.

More Than A Pipeline Problem: In Search Of Diversity In Silicon Valley
As the big tech firms grapple with a lack of diversity, three women of color who work in the industry talk about the challenges of expanding staff demographics.
Tourists Worry: How Long Before Cuba Loses Its Nostalgic Charm?
As relations between Cuba and the U.S. move toward normalization, many worry Havana's iconic sites could be forever spoiled by an influx of tourists and cash.
Cost Of War: Veterans Remember USS Indianapolis, Shark Attacks
After delivering the atomic bomb for the U.S. attack on Hiroshima 70 years ago, the Indianapolis was torpedoed and sank. Its story has been all but forgotten, but 32 survivors are having a reunion.
'Summertime' Evokes A Warm Breeze To Accompany Your Summer Road Trip
On this week's Wingin' It, music journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy shares her favorite road trip song, "Summertime," by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.
Hustle, Puzzle-Rustlers! This Week's A Toughie
Every answer this week is a made-up three-word phrase in which all three words rhyme — and every word has two syllables.
'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets
Patricia Park's novel, Re Jane, is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre set in modern-day New York and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jean Kwok about Park's novel.
Analyst: Angry French Farmers Will Have To Adapt To Globalization
French farmers demanding higher prices for meat and milk have brought chaos to the country's vacation season by holding protests and blocking roads across the country.
For Candidates, Winning Iowa Means Courting Business, Evangelicals
Steve Deace, an Iowa conservative talk radio host, speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the Republican field is shaping up for caucuses this winter.
Pro Gaming Joins Other Sports As It Begins Drug Testing
Cycling, baseball and other pro sports all have performance enhancing drug tests. Now the tests are coming to the world of competitive video gaming.
Sorting Through The Numbers On Infidelity
When Ashley Madison, the website that helps people cheat on their spouses was hacked, it got our data expert wondering about the statistics of infidelity. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Mona Chalabi.
On ADA Anniversary, Some Blame The Law For Low Employment
Signed into law 25 years ago, the Americans With Disabilities Act was supposed to open the doors to employment for many. But only a small percentage of disabled Americans are working today.
On The Streets Of Baltimore, 'It's Definitely Not A Safe Feeling'
Baltimore is having one of the most violent summers in years. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to local activist Ray Kelly about what police and the public can do to improve the situation there.
Obama Wraps Up Trip To Kenya
Correspondent Greg Warner speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about President Obama's address to the Kenyan people.
Torn Between Native And Adoptive Lands, Israel's Iranian Jews Hope For Peace
About 100,000 Iranian Jews have made Israel their home, and small numbers continue to move to the country. And no one feels more torn about the enmity between the two countries than they do.
On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club
A cycling group comprised of mostly Latino, bilingual, bicultural bikers is growing in Los Angeles — and changing people's minds about what recreational bikers look like.

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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