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Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from Northwest Public Radio & NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. Join Bruce Bradberry and other Northwest Public Radio hosts for this two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.

Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The highlight for many listeners is the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times.

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Asia
5:45 am
Sun May 3, 2015

To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

Master carvers like Ratna Muni Brahmacharya are in a position to play a key role in restoring Nepal's many damaged temples and monuments.
Julie McCarthy NPR

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 6:17 am

Blue-uniformed police do the heavy lifting in Dabar square in the city of Patan, one of Nepal's oldest. Moving wooden beams and stacking broken bricks, they sift through ruined monuments, some of which date back to the 1600s.

A considerable chunk of Nepal's cultural heritage crumpled under the intensity of the seismic energy released by the quake nine days ago. The Nepal earthquake devastated one of the world's largest collections of cultural heritage sites, turning centuries-old monuments into piles of brick.

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Sunday Puzzle
5:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

A Puzzle With Everything, Including The Kitchen Sink

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On-air challenge: Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, "skin" is an anagram of "sink."

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Race
4:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

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Sports
4:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Mayweather Defeats Pacquaio; Both Earn Millions

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U.S.
6:29 am
Sun April 26, 2015

What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

If kids head off to the park to play by themselves, are their parents failing to protect them? Or are they fostering independence?
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Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 8:14 am

What kind of parent are you if you let your child walk home alone? What if you won't let your kids out of your sight?

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History
5:23 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

On April 4, 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in Operation Babylift crashed on approach during an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam.
Courtesy of Bud Traynor

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 1:56 pm

Forty years ago this month, North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon. The long war in Vietnam was coming to an end.

In the midst of the political fallout, the U.S. government announced an unusual plan to get thousands of displaced Vietnamese children out of the country. President Ford directed that money from a special foreign aid children's fund be made available to fly 2,000 South Vietnamese orphans to the United States.

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Race
4:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 7:47 am

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Asia
4:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 5:47 pm

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Europe
4:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Number Of The Week: Migrants En Route To Europe

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 7:47 am

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Fifty-two.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: 11:52.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Twenty-five.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: 6.112...

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #4: Twenty-five thousand eight...

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World
4:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 7:47 am

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