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Weekend Edition Sunday

The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.

Weekend Edition Sunday

With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

Weekend Edition Sunday

A Puzzle Cheer: Give Me An 'A'!

This week, we've got clues for two words. Add a long A sound at the end of the first word to phonetically get the second one.

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Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.

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'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to novelist Sarah Waters about her latest book, The Paying Guests. It's a historical novel and a lesbian love story, with a courtroom drama mixed in.

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Obama Gets A Political Boost From ISIS Strikes

President Obama's approval rating ticked up slightly after launching air strikes in Iraq and Syria. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mara Liasson about what this could mean for the midterm elections.

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Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.

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Album Takes Marty Stuart From Saturday Rock To Sunday Gospel

From the honky-tonk to the house of worship, country music legend Marty Stuart's got you covered. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Stuart about his new double album, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning.

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A Jetpack That Keeps Its Wearer On The Ground

Engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes helped build a jetpack that would make it easier for soldiers to run a four-minute mile. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the project.

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From Glass To Artificial Light: The Innovations That Got Us To 'Now'

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Stephen Johnson about his new book and TV series, How We Got to Now. He looks at six innovations that he thinks shaped the modern world.

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Russia Moves To Protect Its 'Information Sovereignty'

Russia's parliament, the Duma, approved a bill on Friday that would limit foreign ownership of Russian media to less than 20 percent.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Refugees Find Afghanistan Less Than Hospitable

Currently, there are about 100 refugees living in Afghanistan. But the country has no asylum laws, and the refugees are fighting for legal status or resettlement elsewhere.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Uncertain Nature Of Obama's Arab Coalition

A coalition of Arab countries has joined in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera about how effective the coalition can be.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was supposed to open its fall season last week but, in a scenario that has become familiar, contentious contract negotiations led to a lockout of musicians.

Weekend Edition Sunday

In The Rural West, 'Roving Rabbis' Reach Isolated Jews

Each year, hundreds of Hasidic rabbinical students travel to far-flung towns that don't have thriving Jewish communities, encouraging rural Jews to reconnect with their faith and be more observant.

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