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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4:00am

Sun September 18, 2011
Alt.Latino

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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3:46am

Sun September 18, 2011
Author Interviews

Resistance Training For Your 'Willpower' Muscles

Do not eat this cupcake.
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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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10:01pm

Sat September 17, 2011
Sunday Puzzle

A College Campus Mix-Up

On-Air Challenge: Every answer is the name of a college or university. You must identify the schools from their anagrams. For example: "ICER." The answer: "RICE."

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10:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Ceremony In New York

Audie Cornish talks to Philip Zelikow, the former executive director of the 9/11 Commission, NPR's Dina Temple Raston, Robert Siegel and John Ydstie.

10:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

Last Elevator Down

Michael Nestor, Liz Thompson and Richard Tierney were three of the four passengers on the last elevator down from Windows on the World. Everybody who was at Windows on the World at the time of impact on Sept. 11 — approximately 170 men and women — perished.

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