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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Sun September 18, 2011
NPR Story

Palestinian Statehood Strategy Headed For U.N. Clash

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 11:31 am



Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly this Friday, and take his statehood bid directly to the Security Council.

Maen Rashid Areikat is the Palestinian Liberation Organization's representative to the United States. He's part of the delegation that will introduce the bid at the U.N. this week. He explained the Palestinians' approach.

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Sun September 18, 2011

Greek Prime Minister Makes Emergency Return Trip

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou cut short his planned visit to the U.S. as concerns by European Union finance ministers deepened over his country's economic stability. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.


Sun September 18, 2011
Monkey See

Things To Watch For At Sunday Night's Emmy Awards

Jon Hamm is up for another Emmy on Sunday night, and with Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad out of the picture, is this his year?
Michael Buckner Getty Images

On today's Weekend Edition Sunday, I'll be talking to Audie Cornish, who recently started her new gig as permanent host, about the Emmy Awards. (I trust her implicitly, because one of her models is Jimmy Fallon.) Tonight, frequent Monkey See contributor Marc Hirsh and I will be liveblogging the ceremony beginning at 7:45 p.m. Eastern, so make sure you come back for that, too.)

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Sun September 18, 2011

Coming Up On Alt.Latino: All About Brazil

Luisa Maita, featured on our two-part Brazilian music special.
Joao Wainer courtesy of the artist

English / Spanish

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Sun September 18, 2011
Author Interviews

Resistance Training For Your 'Willpower' Muscles

Do not eat this cupcake.

Look at that cupcake. Doesn't it look delicious? Don't you want to eat it? Well, don't.

The power to resist temptation — to pass up dessert, to endure an unpleasant experience, to defer satisfaction — is our "greatest human strength," argue psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and science writer John Tierney in their new book, Willpower. The book delves into the science of our age-old struggle with self-control.

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