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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6:00am

Sun July 24, 2011
NPR Story

DEBT CEILING UPDATE

Where will the debt ceiling talks — and the war between the White House and Congressional leaders — go on Sunday and in the week ahead? NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson fills us in.

6:00am

Sun July 24, 2011
NPR Story

Picture Emerges Of Alleged Norwegian Gunman

More details are emerging about the political views of the person who allegedly massacred nearly a hundred people in Norway on Friday. He was not a member of a neo-Nazi party, but did contribute to a right-wing website. Goran Skaalmo of the Norwegian Business Daily offers his insight.

6:00am

Sun July 24, 2011
NPR Story

Asian Nations Agree To South China Sea Protocol

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is claiming some modest successes after several days of talks with Asian leaders in Bali, Indonesia. The issues that stood out included territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Myanmar and North Korea.

After three days of talks, Clinton noted that tensions over the South China Sea issue have eased since last year, thanks in part to nonbinding guidelines that China and ASEAN approved Thursday to handle the dispute.

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6:00am

Sun July 24, 2011
NPR Story

N.Y. Same-Sex Law Goes Into Effect

New York's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight. Moments after, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd exchanged vows in Niagara Falls.

6:00am

Sun July 24, 2011
NPR Story

Norway Mourns Attack Victims

Norway's king and queen were at Oslo Cathedral Sunday at a memorial service for the slain children of the country's political elites. The victims were shot and killed at a holiday camp; four people killed when a car bomb heavily damaged government buildings on Friday.

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