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Sunday, Nov 25

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'Greatest Showman' Re-Imagined

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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the songwriting producers behind "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack. They're here to share reimagined versions of those songs with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer.

A Cultural Movement And Embrace Of Witchcraft By A Younger Generation

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Washington Post columnist Christine Emba argues a resurgence in occult spiritual practices such as astrology, tarot and crystals is the younger generation's response to a larger cultural moment.

Book Review: 'Tales From The Inner City'

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NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with author and illustrator Shaun Tan about his new book, "Tales from the Inner City," which explores the relationship between humans and animals living in a city.

Two Rivalry Football Teams In Washington State Set Aside Their Differences

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The Apple Cup is a huge annual football rivalry in the state of Washington between Washington State and the University of Washington. This year, their marching bands set competition aside.

The Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women From Across The U.S.

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NPR guest host Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Annita Lucchesi about her report looking at missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in 71 cities across the U.S. She found an alarming lack of data.

Questions Swirl About Fatal Police Shooting

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Questions are swirling in Birmingham after a fatal police shooting Thanksgiving night. Authorities said police shot and killed a black man who shot two people. Later, police said he wasn't the gunman.

Help I'm Hosting!

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The holidays keep coming, and Weekend Edition is BACK with our holiday advice series called, "Help, I'm Hosting!" If you're hosting a holiday party and need decorating help - send us your questions!

President Trump's Approach To Saudi Arabia

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NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with David Reaboi of Security Studies Group, a conservative think tank, about President Trump's transactional approach to Saudi Arabia and other authoritarian regimes.

The European Union And The Brexit Vote

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After a messy, year-and-a-half long battle, European leaders today signed off on a divorce deal for the United Kingdom, which is leaving the European Union in March.

Film Review: 'Becoming Astrid'

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NPR guest host Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with director Pernille Fischer Christensen about her movie "Becoming Astrid," which looks at Astrid Lindgren, author of the Pippi Longstocking children's books.

The European Union Hopes To Ban Single-Use Plastic By 2021

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In Greece, divers calling themselves the "garbage collectors of the sea" are fishing out plastic waste from the eastern Mediterranean. Now the EU will lend a hand by banning single-use plastics.

40 Years After Assassination Of First Openly Gay Elected Official In California

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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of gay rights leader and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone.

The History Of Signatures And Their Present Relevance

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The "mismatched signatures" problem in the midterms raised questions about the signature's use as a personal ID. We talk to a professor, who wrote a history of handwriting, about her signature issue.

Week In Politics: U.S. Asylum System

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NPR's Mara Liasson discusses the week in politics with host Sacha Pfeiffer - including President Trump's latest reported effort to change the US asylum system.

Sunday Puzzle: The Big Mo'

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NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer plays the puzzle with Weekend Edition's puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Marilyn Rogers of Austin.

'Like Being In A War Zone': California Fire Search And Rescue Could Take Months

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Dozens of disaster workers from across the country are coming to Paradise, Calif., to help search for the missing in the aftermath of a wildfire that devastated the town.

Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

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When Vietnamese immigrants first arrived in Texas, they received a hostile reception from locals who were concerned about competition. Now that immigrant community is thriving.

Lawrence Gas Explosions Leaves Many With No Heat To Fare The Harsh Winter

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Mayor Dan Rivera of Lawrence, Mass., talks about how his community is doing two months after deadly gas explosions tore through the region. With winter coming, many homes still have no heat.

Sunday, Nov 18

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Sunday Puzzle: Name A Category

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Weekend Edition's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and New York Times Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with WWNO listener Eric Bogren of New Orleans, La.

'Help, I'm Hosting': Ted Allen Dishes On Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Cooking Wild Turkey

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From menu planning to dealing with the unexpected, NPR's Weekend Edition's new holiday series offers advice to those hosting friends and family this holiday season, so it's a stress-free time for all.

96-Year-Old Woman Reacts To D.C. Snow

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A longtime public radio reporter records his 96-year-old mother's joyous reaction - she was a longtime Florida resident - to the snow.

40 Years Ago Today 900 People Died In The Jungles Of Guyana

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On the 40th anniversary of the mass murders and suicides in Jonestown, Guyana, we broadcast excerpts from the 1981 NPR audio documentary about the cult called "Father Cares."

Book Review: 'Those Who Knew'

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Idra Novey about her novel "Those Who Knew," which takes a look at the emotional toll of staying silent after an assault.

Hate Crimes Surged By 17 Percent Over The Last Year, Says FBI

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We hear from two educators in Reading, Mass, where police have been investigating racist incidents across the town since May of last year, including racist graffiti scrawled on bathroom stalls.

Brown University Releases 'Cost Of War' Project

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Last week the Cost of War Project at Brown University released its annual report. NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with political scientist Neta Crawford about the report - and war's actual costs.

The Impact Of A New Acting Attorney General On The Russia Investigation

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The appointment of a new acting U.S. Attorney General raises questions about the future of the Mueller probe.

Wildfires And Public Health Concerns

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The smoke and ash from California's wildfires are making it difficult for some people to breathe. But there are other health risks, including burned up cars and lead paint from older burned homes.

GOP Representative Weighs In On New Congress

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with retiring South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford about lessons the GOP learned in the 2018 midterm elections. His very conservative district flipped to a Democrat.

Florida Recount Deadline Approaches

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Florida counties have until Noon today to submit official results in their various recounts. The states 76 counties will have no choice but to submit official results in the races before noon.

A Student Set Out To Correct The National Park Service's Mistake, He Did

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A good news story about one citizen's journey to set the record straight with the National Park Service, whose website contained an error.