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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.

What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting
When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.
Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift
In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.
Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case
In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.
Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants
On this week's travel segment, Wingin' It!, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gailen David, a flight attendant for more than 20 years, about what life is really like up in the air.
This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry
In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
A Puzzle As Easy As Falling Off A Log
Every answer to today's puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.
Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars
Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.
In San Jose, The Public Has An Eye On Police Conduct
Judge LaDoris Cordell is the independent police auditor for the city of San Jose, Calif. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how civilian review of the police works in her town.
Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe
For this Number of the Week, FiveThirtyEight.com's Mona Chalabi looks into the story of migrants trying to get to Europe — how many attempt the crossing, where they cross, how much it costs and more.
Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake
Many climbers are currently trapped on Mount Everest following the earthquake in Nepal. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Outside Magazine Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer about the rescue efforts.
Alt.Latino Finds Colombia's Mid-Century Afrosound
Putting the eclectic back in alternative, Felix Contreras of Alt.Latino talks with Rachel Martin and shares some 1960s Colombian throwback tunes, Latin jazz and bluegrass mariachi.
In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat At The Exhibits
The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.
Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, A Chant That Spans The Globe
Every kid seems to know a version of Eeny Meeny Miny Mo. Harvard PhD student Adrienne Raphel looked into its origins, and tells NPR's Rachel Martin it's found on playgrounds around the world.
Baltimore Protests Turn Violent
A week of peaceful protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man, turned violent Saturday. Police arrested twelve people for destroying property and other crimes.
U.K. Candidates Stumble Just Days Before General Election
The U.K. will vote in a general election on May 7. The BBC's Jonny Dymond has spent the last month covering a contest notable for, he says, closeness and dullness in equal measure — until now.

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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