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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 Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick
Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.
Document At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight
The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in <em>Monty Python Live (Mostly). </em>Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.
Document Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'
Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.
Document James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' And 'Maverick' Dies At 86
Garner was known for wise-cracking, tough-guy characters who were not afraid to bend the rules. NPR's Arun Rath talks with biographer Jon Winokur about the actor's prolific career.
Document As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North
Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.
Document Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?
Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.
Document Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection
NPR's Arun Rath talks to <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.
Document How Bad Can He Be? Only The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'
Author Douglas Coupland tells NPR's Arun Rath that he's not exactly sure how the lead character of his new novel entered his mind. (<em>This story originally aired on</em> Morning Edition <em>on April 19, 2014.)</em>
Document Alternative Latin Music Conference Celebrates Its Quinceañera
Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of NPR Music's Alt.Latino bring NPR's Arun Rath a stack of the best new music in the Latin music scene.
Document A Nasty Weed May Have Helped Ancient Humans Keep Their Teeth
Archaeologists have found that for a period of about 7,000 years, people were eating a weed that may have helped them avoid cavities. (<em>This story originally aired on</em> All Things Considered <em>on July 16.)</em>
Document Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters
While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.
Document Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients
Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.
Document Four Simple Notes Captured Listeners Across Centuries
Its name is esoteric, but the diatonic phrygian tetrachord is perhaps the most common sequence in music. WNYC's David Garland tells NPR's Arun Rath how those four notes crop up from baroque to rock.
Document 'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists
Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new <em>Transformers</em> movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.
Document LA Mayor Offers To Shelter Immigrant Kids, Angering Protesters
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is working with the White House to house unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the controversial decision.

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