Weekend Edition Sunday

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Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features as well as the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz.

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We continue our remembrance of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. He died on Saturday at the age of 90. And to talk more about his influence on American music, we turn now to music historian Chuck Granata. He joins us on the line. Good morning.

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Disney's new live action version of "Beauty And The Beast" opened this weekend. NPR's Lynn Neary wanted to know just how far back that story really goes.

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When I was down in Texas, I met a man who can be found singing over the sound of his blow dryer.

ALBERTO ESCOBEDO: (Singing in Spanish).

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Alberto Escobedo owns a salon in Rio Grande City, and he's always loved music, especially opera.

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Is it possible to write a coming of age novel when your main character is 39 years old? Jami Attenberg attempts just that in her new novel All Grown Up.

Protagonist Andrea Bern is about to turn 40 — she lives in Brooklyn, working as a graphic designer in advertising. She's a failed artist, and she's trying to figure out a path to happiness.

Life As A Transgender Intelligence Analyst

Mar 5, 2017

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Like most comedians, Cristela Alonzo draws upon her own experiences for her source material. That means, as a first-generation American, Alonzo has also always tackled challenging topics in her comedy. She now lives in California, but she grew up just 9 miles from the Mexico border, in San Juan, Texas.

New Robot Patrols Chinese Airport

Feb 26, 2017

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IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE: (Singing in Ibibio).

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Bullying And Stereotypes In The WNBA

Feb 26, 2017

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The new WNBA season is approaching. And the good news - viewership is up.

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UNIDENTIFIED COMMENTATOR #1: Hodges to get it in; Angel for the win.

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Rio de Janeiro's carnival is like one of those lavish parties where all the guests show up early and start guzzling away while you're still upstairs, trimming your eyebrows.

Is there another city on earth that tosses aside its troubles with such gusto, and then dives into the dressing-up box with all the wild-eyed relish of The Cat in the Hat?

The carnival hasn't even officially opened, but this weekend several hundred thousand people were already out parading and partying beneath a steaming tropical sun.

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