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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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Sunday Puzzle
9:01 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

Testing Your Wits With Knowledge Of Spirits

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 7:33 pm

On-Air Challenge: Today's challenges are from an old English book called Lateral Thinking Puzzles by Hannah Robson and Nick Hoare. They all have a drinking theme, and they'll test your wits.

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Music
1:00 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

From Mexico, Con Amor: Exploring Vive Latino 2012

Hosted in Mexico City, Vive Latino is one of Latin America's most important music festivals.
Jasmine Garsd

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 7:33 pm

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Music Interviews
10:54 am
Sat March 31, 2012

The Importance Of Earl Scruggs, As Told By His Followers

Earl Scruggs performs in Atlanta in 2003.
Rick Diamond WireImage

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 7:33 pm

In 2007, NPR's John Ydstie sat down with three extraordinary banjo players: Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck and Steve Martin (you might also know him from that comedy thing he does). He asked Martin, "What got you interested in the banjo?"

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Health Care Law Heads To The High Court

Originally published on Sun March 25, 2012 7:30 am

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SUSAN STAMBERG, BYLINE: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Susan Stamberg. Rachel Martin is on assignment.

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NPR Story
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Supreme Court Doesn't Budge On Push For Cameras

Not one second of the six hours of arguments on the health care law will be either seen or heard in real time by anyone not at the Supreme Court. The nation's highest court has turned down requests to allow live broadcasts of this week's historic proceedings.

NPR Story
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Cheney Begins Heart Transplant Recovery

Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant Saturday, after waiting 20 months for a donor.

Television
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

'Mad Men' Changes Song To Hit Historical Mark

The creators of the cable TV series Mad Men are known for making sure every detail in the show is historically accurate, but they don't always catch everything.

Music
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

'Up Jumped Spring': The Season In Song

Spring arrived this past week, and guest host Susan Stamberg offers this musical bouquet for the season by the great jazz singer Abbey Lincoln.

Author Interviews
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

A Book Gets New Life After Movie's Buzz

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SUSAN STAMBERG, HOST:

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Arts & Life
5:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

The Voice That Gets You Where You Need To Go

Carolyn Hopkins is the voice behind public service announcements at airports, subways and theme parks. She tells you a train is coming, to step away from the platform, or to please pay attention to your luggage. And she does it all from her home in northern Maine. Guest host Susan Stamberg talks with Hopkins about her work.

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