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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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Sports
4:46 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Favela Experience, For A Taste Of Authentic Brazilian Slum Living

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 9:47 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

If you're planning to go to Brazil for the World Cup, and you don't have your hotel yet, you're probably out of luck unless you're willing to stay off the beaten path in a favela, which is the Portuguese word for slum.

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Author Interviews
4:46 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Rick Springfield On Divorce, God And The Loch Ness Monster

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 3:09 pm

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Research News
4:44 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Creativity, Dirty Eggs And Vocal Fry: The Week In Science

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 11:44 am

Science is always churning out weird, funny and fascinating findings. What did we miss this week? NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with science writer Rose Eveleth.

Europe
4:44 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Obama's Europe Trip To Mark Poland, D-Day Anniversaries

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 9:47 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. President Obama wrapped up a big week full of highs and lows - from his foreign policy speech at West Point to the resignation of VA secretary Eric Shinseki, and the news that the sole American POW from the Afghan war has been released.

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Author Interviews
4:44 am
Sun June 1, 2014

'Explorers' Search For The Source Of The World's Longest River

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 9:47 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

In 1856, two British explorers, Richard Burton and John Speke, set out on a journey for the history books to find the source of the longest river in the world - the Nile. The trip would lead them through some of the most remote and uncharted parts of the African continent.

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Sports
4:44 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Why Cities Find The Olympics Games Are Losing Their Appeal

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 9:47 am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Slate.com's Mike Pesca about the record $2 billion purchase of the LA Clippers, and about why no one wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Europe
5:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Separatists Shut Down Polling Places In East Ukraine Cities

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 8:51 am

Correspondent Peter Kenyon tells NPR's Rachel Martin that voting is brisk in Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine — except in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have shut down polls.

Sunday Puzzle
5:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

A Puzzle In The Merry Merry Month Of May

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Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 8:51 am

On-air challenge: The theme of today's puzzle is May. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with MA and the second word ends with Y. Example: Alcoholic beverage made from fermented mash: Malt Whiskey

Last Week's Challenge: Name a famous actress of the past whose last name has two syllables. Reverse the syllables phonetically. The result will name an ailment. What is it?

Answer: Sarah Bernhardt — heart burn

Winner: David Hodges of Collingswood, N.J.

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Music Lists
5:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Alt.Latino: Cumbia Tracks With Surf Guitars And Theramin

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 8:51 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SERENATA GUAJIRA")

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We are raising the energy level a little bit this morning with cumbia, old-school cumbia. It's a track brought in by our friends at Alt.Latino, NPR Music's show about Latin music.

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Religion
5:02 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Pews Are Out, Fireplace Is In At Restored Appalachian Church

Originally published on Sun May 25, 2014 8:51 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And we take you now to southwestern Virginia, where a small struggling church is getting a second life thanks to a new pastor who's mixing old-time Appalachian culture with a new style of worship. Robbie Harris brings us the story of the Wild Goose Church in Floyd County, Va.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PACK UP YOUR SORROWS")

PASTOR EDWIN LACEY: (Singing) No use crying, talking to a stranger. Naming the sorrow you've seen.

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