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Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African prison to the capture of Saddam Hussein. Every week listeners tune in to hear a unique blend of news and features with Peabody Award-winning host Lulu Garcia-Navarro, and the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times.
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Weekend Edition Sunday
Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African prison to the capture of Saddam Hussein. Every week listeners tune in to hear a unique blend of news and features with Peabody Award-winning host Lulu Garcia-Navarro, and the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Moth Radio Hour
The Future Looks Bright
Stories of healing, hope and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. Hosted by Moth Radio Hour producer Jay Allison.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The New Yorker Radio Hour
‘Last Chance Texaco’
Film critic Richard Brody continues an annual tradition and awards the best films of 2020, recognizing a year in which Hollywood released few blockbusters. The show travels to New Orleans to meet Rickie Lee Jones, whose new memoir “Last Chance Texaco” is a testament to the joys and the chaos of a life of travelling that started when she was very young; she reads like a modern Huck Finn. And the cultural historian Louis Menand talks about his monumental work about Cold War America, when the global cultural appeal of the United States began increasing alongside its military and economic might.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
City Arts and Lectures
Encore: Ocean Vuong in Conversation With Tommy Orange
Showered with critical acclaim, Ocean Vuong’s 2016 poetry collection “Night Sky with Exit Wounds” cemented his status as a young new voice. His equally beloved debut novel “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” is a stunning portrait of family, love and the power of storytelling. Written as a letter from a son to a mother, the book asks perennial and pressing questions about race, class, masculinity, addiction, and trauma, all with the characteristic care and love that Vuong lends the page. Born in Vietnam and raised in Connecticut, Vuong is an assistant professor in the MFA program for poets and writers at UMass-Amherst. His writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Harpers, The Nation, The New Yorker and the American Poetry Review.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On The Media
Broken Promise
With Congress ready to consider bills that could set the future of Puerto Rican self-determination, this week’s On the Media considers how a 70-year-old promise to decolonize the island keeps getting broken. Plus, how Puerto Ricans notched a hugely symbolic victory over the U.S. — during the 2004 Olympics.
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