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Weekend Edition Sunday with Rachel Martin on Sunday mornings brings news and analysis, and features puzzle master Will Shortz.

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Document Voices From The March For Science
Thousands of people gathered around the world to show their support for science, after President Trump's cuts to the EPA. We'll hear from folks in some of those countries and around the U.S.
Document 'Ancientbiotics' Researchers Look For Old Fixes To Modern Ailments
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Erin Connelly of the University of Pennsylvania about using medieval practices for modern medicine.
Document Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination
A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.
Document 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature
<em>The Handmaid's Tale</em> by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.
Document Sunday Puzzle: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls, Please Stick To The Best Songs To 'Solve'
This week Stephen Dubner of "Freakonomics" joins Lynn Neary and Will Shortz to play the Sunday Puzzle.
Document Trump's Priorities As He Hits 100 Days
Congress returns to Washington next week, and they've got a lot to do, as President Trump faces down his first 100 days.
Document A Border Patrol Official's Take On Trump's First 100 Days
Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council and co-host of <em>The Green Line</em> podcast, talks with Lynn Neary about whether Trump has lived up to campaign promises made.
Document High-Tech Luxury Juice Start-Up Faces Low-Tech Problem
The company Juicero sells bagged juice and expensive high-tech presses, but customers realized they could squeeze the juice by hand. Lynn Neary talks with Bloomberg's Olivia Zaleski about the company.
Document The Implications As French Voters Head To The Polls
French voters go to the polls in the first round of their presidential election, an election that has consequences not just for France, but for Europe.
Document Cassini Spacecraft Heads To Saturn
The Cassini spacecraft, launched in 1997, has begun its final trip, which will end in its eventual destruction on Saturn. It recently sent back a picture of Earth from 870 million miles away.
Document Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward
On his new album, <em>Parking Lot Symphony</em>, Troy Andrews keeps New Orleans' brass-band sound up-to-date. Thanks to a new generation of musicians, he says, "the future of the music is in good hands."
Document The 'First 100 Days' Presidential Benchmark Goes Back To FDR And Napoleon
President Trump's first 100 days in office are almost over. He says he's done more than any president to date. But where did the idea of the 'first 100 days' come from?
Document Anthony Bourdain And Jeremiah Tower On 'The Last Magnificent'
Jeremiah Tower and Anthony Bourdain join NPR's Lynn Neary to talk about the new documentary <em>The Last Magnificent</em>. It's the story of how Tower, once a major culinary figure, rose then disappeared.
Document How South Koreans Live Next To Their Totalitarian Neighbor
North Korean missile launches and the threat of a nuclear strike have dominated the news recently. Lynn Neary talks with South Korean author and journalist Suki Kim about the mood in South Korea.
Document Trump, The Golfer In Chief
President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.

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