Weekend Edition Sunday

Sunday Mornings from 6 to 10
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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5:35am

Sun April 13, 2014
Author Interviews

Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous

Originally published on Sun April 13, 2014 4:54 pm

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11:49am

Sun April 6, 2014

10:42am

Sun April 6, 2014
Africa

Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 11:49 am

Rwanda is commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the genocide. Since that time, more women have entered politics to help with the recovery.
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The Rwandan genocide left a deep and profound wound. It not only decimated the Rwandan people, it destroyed the nation's political and social structures.

In 1994, after the killing stopped, women made up 70 percent of the population.

They were needed to lead Rwanda's recovery. Rwandan women moved away from traditional roles and joined politics in unprecedented numbers.

Twenty years later, the Rwandan Parliament has more women than anywhere else in the world.

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9:22am

Sun April 6, 2014
Sports

It's Kentucky Vs. UConn For NCAA Championship

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 11:49 am

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9:22am

Sun April 6, 2014
Commentary

In Uganda, The Fastest Public Transport Is DIY

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 11:49 am

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Stand on almost any corner in Kampala, Uganda and you'll be swarmed by a buzzing throng of men on motorcycles. These are the bota botas, the country's DIY public transportation system. Hop on and for a dollar or two you can go pretty much anywhere you want. During a recent visit to Uganda, Julie Caine of member station KALW, took a ride.

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