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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8:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

Attacks Defined A Presidency

The Sept. 11 attacks were the defining moment of the Bush presidency. It affected the political and electoral landscape in the decade since the attacks. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Don Gonyea. She also talks to NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson about the "Concert for Hope" at the Kennedy Center on Sunday.

8:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

StoryCorps: Cleaning Up Like 'Communion'

John Romanowich spent four months at Ground Zero, working for the Department of Design and Construction, the city agency in charge of the clean up. He recalls his experiences.

8:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

Sept. 11: Remembering A Tragedy

Audie Cornish talks to Philip Zelikow, the former executive director of the 9/11 Commission. She then talks to NPR's Robert Smith who is on the streets of New York City among the many people drawn to lower Manhattan; Daniel Libeskind, the master planner for the World Trade Center site.

8:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
Europe

France Remembers Sept. 11 Attacks

France is marking the anniversary with an event in Paris described as the largest commemoration outside the U.S. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said America and its allies emerged victorious after the attacks.

8:04am

Sun September 11, 2011
NPR Story

Recap Of Events At Pentagon

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Tom Bowman and Tom Gjelten about the events at the Pentagon.

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