Weekend Edition Sunday
Weekend Edition Sunday

Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.

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Libertarian Party Set To Pick Its Presidential Candidate

The Libertarian presidential candidates held a debate Saturday night at their party convention in Orlando, Fla.

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'Dormant Butt Syndrome' Can Be A Pain In The Knee, Hip And Back

Do you have knee, back or hip pain? You could be suffering from "dormant butt syndrome." That's just another way to describe weak glute muscles. [Editor's note: The word "bitchy" is heard at 1:42.]

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Manhattanhenge Brightens This Memorial Day Weekend

Manhattanhenge is the name for the solar phenomena that occurs this weekend in New York City when the setting sun perfectly aligns with the numbered streets running east and west on the city's grid.

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Wrecked By Superstorm Sandy, Conservationists Work To Restore Migratory Birds' Refuge

The migratory birds of the East Coast are about to get back a piece of habitat they lost to Hurricane Sandy — a freshwater pond in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York City.

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Pennsylvania Debates Statutes Of Limitations For Child Sex Abuse Crimes

State Rep. Mark Rozzi tells NPR's Rachel Martin about why he's supporting new Pennsylvania legislation that would eliminate the state's criminal statutes of limitations on child sex abuse crimes.

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From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.

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Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

Venezuela just became one of the few countries in the world that does not sell Coca-Cola. Tom Standage of the Economist tells NPR's Rachel Martin what that says about the Venezuelan economy.

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Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee; Clinton Faces Federal Charges Over Emails

Some establishment figures are showing their support for Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton still can't vanquish Bernie Sanders.

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To Solve This Puzzle, You Must Name A Person Of Fame

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz challenges Daniel Rosenblum and NPR's Rachel Martin to a celebrity quiz in this week's puzzle.

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'Invest For Who You Are' And More Advice For Millenials' Financial Future

Financial adviser Jude Boudreaux talks with three millenials: Amanda Jones, Kaylie Burns Gahagan and Austin Prater, about how coming of age during the recession impacts their financial plans now.

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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.

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Adventurer Says 'Walking The Himalayas' Wasn't About 'Sticking Flags In Peaks'

Levison Wood, who previously walked the length of the Nile River, has now trekked 1,700 miles, from Afghanistan to Bhutan, along the Himalayan mountain range.

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At Mid-Career, Beth Orton Shakes Off Expectation

The British songwriter began her career in 1999 with an album that was a breakout success. Years later, she says she looks on that younger version of herself with the protectiveness of a big sister.

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Music, Power And Politics Collide On Leyla McCalla's 'A Day for the Hunter'

A classically trained cellist with songs rooted in Haitian folk, McCalla embraces the intersections of art and history in her work. Her new album is A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey.

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Death Talk Is Cool At This Festival

How to make thinking about death less somber? Hold a festival! Indianapolis did. Through art, film and book talks, residents explored everything from bucket lists to advance directives and cremation.

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