Weekend Edition Sunday

Sunday Mornings from 6 to 9 a.m.
Rachel Martin
Dan Greenwood

On Sundays, Weekend Edition 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. With Hansen on the sidelines, a caller plays the latest word game on the air while listeners compete silently at home. The NPR mailbag is proof that the competition to go head-to-head with Shortz is rather vigorous.

Another trademark of Sunday's program is "Voices in the News," a montage of sound bites from the past week, poignant in its simplicity. Hansen also engages listeners in her discussions with regular contributors, who cover a wide range of national and international issues.

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6:12am

Sun June 29, 2014
Movies

How George Lucas Transformed The Modern Fairy Tale

Originally published on Sun June 29, 2014 10:23 am

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

This week, a battle over which American city would become the home to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art was settled. Chicago won out over San Francisco and Los Angeles. And the $1 billion museum named for its founder, George Lucas, will open its doors on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive in 2018.

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6:12am

Sun June 29, 2014
Europe

Muslim Refugees In Greece Make Do Without A Mosque

Originally published on Sun June 29, 2014 10:23 am

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

This weekend Muslims begin observing Ramadan, the holy month of prayer and reflection and a dawn-till-dusk fast. Greece is home to a small but tight-knit Muslim community, some of whom are refugees of wars in Iraq and Syria. There's no public mosque in Athens, so they worship in converted basements and apartments. Joanna Kakissis visited one makeshift mosque in and sent us this postcard.

(SOUNDBITE OF IMAM PRAYING)

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6:12am

Sun June 29, 2014
Sunday Puzzle

The Missing Link

Originally published on Sun June 29, 2014 12:21 pm

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On-air challenge: For each set of three words, find a word that can precede each one to complete a familiar two-word phrase or name. The first word in each set will name an animal. Example: turtle, spring, office. The answer would be box — box turtle, box spring, box office.

Last week's challenge: Think of a 10-letter adjective describing certain institutions. Drop three letters from this word, and the remaining seven letters, reading left to right, will name an institution described by this adjective. What institution is it?

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6:12am

Sun June 29, 2014
Music Interviews

Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 8:58 am

Joe Henry's latest album is Invisible Hour.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Joe Henry sounds like a pretty good name for a no-nonsense jack-of-all-trades, a guy devoted to family who knows about a day's pay for a day's work, and about commitment.

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6:12am

Sun June 29, 2014
Sports

Brazil Narrowly Dodges A World Cup Knockout

Originally published on Sun June 29, 2014 10:23 am

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Don Gonyea. Brazil has lived to play another day at the World Cup - barely. The host country was taken to the absolute limit yesterday before prevailing on penalty kicks against Chile.

It was the first game of the tournament's knockout stage. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on how the Brazilians almost got drummed out.

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