Weekend Edition Sunday

Sundays, 7-10 a.m. on KUAR 89.1

Weekend Edition Sunday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

What was dubbed the American Rescue Plan has made millions in pandemic relief money available to businesses and families. President Biden says the influx of cash will also help underserved communities.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

On-air Challenge: A hardish one today. Every answer is the name of a classic TV game show, past or present. Identify the shows from their anagrams.

Ex. WHOLE FREE FUTON (5,2,7) --> WHEEL OF FORTUNE
1. DOPER JAY (8)
2. DROP SAWS (8)
3. OFF A CRATER (4,6)
4. INNOCENT ACTOR (13)
5. MANY WHISTLE (5,2,4)
6. SHOW ODORS EQUALLY (9,7)

High-Level Arrests Roil Jordan

Apr 4, 2021

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Jon Batiste On His New Album, 'We Are'

Apr 4, 2021

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

More students in the U.S. are heading back to school for in-person learning these days, but there are some who aren't that eager to return to the classroom.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

Today, two No. 1 seeds in action in the NCAA playoffs and four NBA games. Tomorrow, the first two matches of college's Elite Eight and 11 more NBA games. Are you going to watch it all or just the highlights?

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

On-air Challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each sentence contains two words that have homophones that are opposites.

Ex. Does Liv Ullmann dye her hair? --> LIVE & DIE (homophones of "Liv" and "dye")

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

On-air Challenge: Every answer today is a four-letter word that is composed of two consecutive state postal abbreviations.

Ex. Similar --> AKIN [Alaska + Indiana]
1. What a volcano spews
2. Mineral that comes in thin layers
3. Breeze
4. Like moist grass in the morning
5. Stash away
6. Arrived
7. Opera solo
8. Grand party, as a black-tie affair
9. Hotel employee who makes beds
10. Unconscious state
11. Sound of a siren
12. Interoffice note

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Sting has been busy, releasing an Audible Original and a collection of duets — some old, some new. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the importance of musical collaboration, despite the pandemic.

The Importance Of Global Vaccine Equity

Mar 21, 2021

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

The 63rd Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, but even before the winners were announced, this year's ceremony already made history. For the first time, the nominations for best rock performance and best country album were predominantly women, whether as solo artists or female leads of a band. One of those nominees was Grace Potter.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

It's been happening daily in similar ways across the world during this pandemic. And even now, as vaccines are rolling out, the phone rings, and at the other end, someone says something like this.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

On-air Challenge: Every answer today is the name of a country. I'm going to give you some words. For each one, change one letter into two letters to name the country.

Ex. BELLE --> BELIZE
1. FENCE
2. BRAWL
3. NO SAY
4. POLAR
5. BRUNT
6. MONDO
7. BELAYS
8. CANAL
9. PANDA (3 answers)

On-air Challenge: Today's puzzle is called "P B & J." I'm going to give you three words starting with the letters P, B and J. You give me a word that can follow each of mine to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

Example: Parking, Back, Job --> LOT (parking lot, back lot, job lot)

3-letter answers:

1. Penalty, Boom, Juke

2. Power, Buzz, Jig

3. Present, Birth, Judgment

4. Pill, Bed, Jitter

4-letter answers:

5. Paddle, Basket, Jump

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

PATRICK LEAHY: The yeas are 50. The nays are 49. The bill as amended is passed.

(CHEERING)

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

(SOUNDBITE OF ALICE COOPER SONG, "BILLION DOLLAR BABIES")

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

For more than 50 years, Alice Cooper has been the face of shock rock. That is rock that's just as much about the performance as it is about the music.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Joanna Rakoff is a young, aspiring writer who falls in love with New York and lands a coveted job working for the literary agency of...

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "MY SALINGER YEAR")

On-air Challenge: Today's puzzle is called A++. I'm going to give you clues for two things. Say what they are. Then put the letter "A" at the start to make a word.

Example: Prohibition / Mafia chief --> ABANDON (a + ban + don)

1. Hydroelectric facility / Insect that scurries

2. Old horse / Male sheep

3. Hot dog holder / Waltz or minuet

4. Where a scientist works / Fall flower

5. Untruth / Country or land

6. Colorado ski resort / Skill

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Why Foxes Love Shoes So Much

Feb 28, 2021

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Pages