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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1:43pm

Sun August 19, 2012
Transportation

Leadville Sinkhole: Before And After

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The photo is proof of the $1.5 million disappearing act. A little over a month after the earth opened up in Leadville, traffic is once again traveling along U.S. 24 near Tennessee Pass.

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8:32am

Sun August 19, 2012
Agriculture

Rocky Ford Melon Growers Rebound

North American Cantaloupes
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8:19am

Sun August 19, 2012
World

Joining WTO, Russian Aims For Brighter Future

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 4:16 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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8:19am

Sun August 19, 2012
Books

What's Music Superstar Usher Reading?

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 12:41 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

All this summer, we've been asking friends of the show - authors, musicians, actors, people passing by - what they're reading.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

USHER: Check one, two, mic check. Check, check it out, on and on and on, rock on to the break-a-break of dawn, it's on.

WERTHEIMER: When we interviewed singer Usher about his latest album, we asked what the soulful superstar was reading.

USHER: "The Narcissistic Family."

(LAUGHTER)

USHER: It's a book that someone gave me.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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8:19am

Sun August 19, 2012
Arts & Life

'Gone With The Wind' Author's Estate A Windfall

Originally published on Sun August 19, 2012 12:41 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC, "TARA'S THEME")

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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