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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 Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan
A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until it was moved this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.
Document Fresh From Appalachia: Chinese Medicinal Herbs
As alternative medical treatments gain traction in the U.S. and the demand for Chinese herbs grows, farmers in Appalachia are responding.
Document World Series Game 4: A Small Ball Paradise
In last night's Game 4, the San Francisco Giants pummeled the Kansas City Royals in an 11-4 victory. The win has tied the World series with two games apiece.
Document Celebrating One Of Music's Most Gifted Bassists
The rock bass player Jack Bruce has passed away at age 71. The Scottish musician was best known for his work with the 1960s band Cream, one of the greatest rock trios of all time.
Document Mayor Reflects On Washington State School Shooting
Marysville, Wash., is reeling from the recent school shooting that left two people dead. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring about the shooting and its effect on the community.
Document Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?
In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Stanford's Joseph Felter and journalist Pratap Chatterjee about current safeguards.
Document Oligarchs Still Hold Sway In Ukraine Elections
Ukraine's parliament election is tapping into the raw frustrations of a country ripped apart by war. In the first ballot since the Moscow-backed president was removed, can the damage be repaired?
Document An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart
One night a week, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza out of an empty corner cafe in Cincinnati, and diners pay what they can. The couple sees their work as God's mission in the community.
Document An Ebola Success Story In Northern Liberia
The town of Foya, Liberia, was hit hard by the Ebola epidemic. But correspondent Jon Hamilton tells NPR's Rachel Martin that with education and precautionary measures, the virus has nearly been wiped out.
Document Sting's 'Last Ship' Explores His Shipyard Youth
Sting's musical, <em>The Last Ship,</em> revisits his childhood neighborhood in the shadow of the shipyards in Newcastle, U.K. He and director Joe Mantello tell NPR's Rachel Martin about getting it on stage.
Document Mother-Daughter Procedures, And Other Cosmetic Surgery Trends
Renee Zellweger's new look provoked much conversation this past week. Data journalist Mona Chalabi of fivethirtyeight.com digs into who is having cosmetic procedures, why, and at what cost.
Document The Merciless Battles Of Tiny, Barbarous Bees
Researcher Paul Cunningham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the epic battle between warring honey bee colonies in Australia, which he recently studied.
Document Opposition Researchers, Stirring Up Daily Brushfires
The midterms are just around the corner. NPR's Rachel Martin continues the series looking behind the scenes at the people who work tirelessly on campaigns. This week: the opposition researchers.
Document Toronto Votes Monday To Replace Its Mayor
Toronto mayor Rob Ford will not seek re-election, but his brother hopes to take his seat. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chris Selley, a columnist for the National Post, about the mayoral race.
Document Take This Job And Puzzle It
A series of sentences will be given; each one contains a blank. Put the name of an occupation in the blank to complete the sentence in a punny way.

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