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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6:39am

Sun July 22, 2012
NPR Story

Shift To Healing: Rush After Colo. Shooting Slows

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. President Obama will go to Aurora, Colorado later today to visit the victims of Friday's movie theater shooting. Local and federal authorities spent Saturday using explosives and robots to disarm a series of booby traps they found in 24-year-old suspect James Holmes' apartment. Aurora police chief Dan Oates talked about how Holmes may have acquired those devices.

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5:37am

Sun July 22, 2012
NPR Story

From List Of Names In Colo., A Mini Portrait Of Lives

Saturday, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office released the names of the people who died in the shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.

5:37am

Sun July 22, 2012
NPR Story

Houses Of Worship Offer Havens For Some In Aurora

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

As the Colorado community of Aurora confronts what happened early on Friday morning and tries to come to terms with their friends and neighbors dying in a movie theater, one obvious place to turn it to religious leaders. Hundreds of people have attended vigils held by Aurora's religious leaders, and today many of those congregations are on their way to church. Mitch Hamilton is a pastor at Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora, Colorado. Brother Hamilton, thank you for doing this.

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5:37am

Sun July 22, 2012
NPR Story

Candidates Battle For The Veterans' Vote

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 12:43 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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4:56am

Sun July 22, 2012
The Two-Way

'Who's On First?' The Sign Language Version

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 12:43 pm

A screen grab from the MLB video, "Costas and Seinfeld on Network."
MLB

Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine still stands as one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time. It was a feat of rapid-fire dialogue, flawless comedic timing and devastating wit.

But could you do it without saying a word?

The answer appears to be yes. After Jerry Seinfeld broke down the classic skit on the MLB Network recently, NPR's Mike Pesca wound up with a peculiar email in his inbox.

It was a link to an American Sign Language (ASL) version of the skit, sent by a friend. It was amazing, Pesca says.

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