Weekend Edition Sunday
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.

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Corinne Bailey Rae's new album 'Black Rainbows' is unlike anything she's done before

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks musician Corinne Bailey Rae about her new album, "Black Rainbows," which is a departure from her earlier work.

Rachel Harrison on her new horror novel 'Black Sheep'

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rachel Harrison about her new horror novel, "Black Sheep," which asks what must be sacrificed in order to go home again.

Women aged 40 and older gathered in Chicago to relive their jump rope days

Hundreds of women, aged 40 and older, gathered in Chicago recently to relive their youthful days of jumping rope at the 40+ Double Dutch Club's "National Play Date."

Are Southern accents disappearing? Linguists say yes

New research from the University of Georgia shows that the Southern accent is fading. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks linguistics professor Margaret Renwick about the trend.

An economist explains what the data says about how the U.S. economy is doing

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with economist Betsey Stevenson about Bidenomics and the latest economic data.

Texas Senate overturns Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment by the state House

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was impeached by the state House in May, but yesterday the state Senate voted to acquit.

A year after the death of Iranian protestor Mahsa Amini, has anything changed?

A year after the death of a young woman after being arrested by Iran's morality police, NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Holly Dagres of The Atlantic Council about calls for change in Iran.

Sylvia Obell and Scottie Beam on their new podcast, the VMAs and fall entertainment

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to pop culture mavens Sylvia Obell and Scottie Beam about their new podcast, "The Scottie & Sylvia Show."