Weekend Edition Sunday for May 17, 2020 Hear the Weekend Edition Sunday program for May 17, 2020

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday

Unemployed people wait outside the state Labor Bureau in New York City in 1933. The current economic crisis has drawn comparisons to the Great Depression, but experts say this downturn should be shorter. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

The Coronavirus Crisis

'A Lot To Be Hopeful For': Crisis Seen As Historic, Not Another Great Depression

The speed and scale of the economic crash have drawn comparisons to the Great Depression. But this downturn should be shorter, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and other economic historians say.

Hundreds Of Prisoners Have Died In U.S. From Coronavirus

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857531740/857531741" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Unemployed people wait outside the state Labor Bureau in New York City in 1933. The current economic crisis has drawn comparisons to the Great Depression, but experts say this downturn should be shorter. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

'A Lot To Be Hopeful For': Crisis Seen As Historic, Not Another Great Depression

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857149873/857531830" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sunday Puzzle NPR hide caption

toggle caption
NPR

Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle: A Game of Consonants

5 min

Sunday Puzzle: A Game of Consonants

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857554125/857561693" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

With live ceremonies canceled across the U.S., former President Barack Obama gave graduating seniors a virtual commencement address on Saturday during the virtual event Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. Getty Images for EIF & XQ hide caption

toggle caption
Getty Images for EIF & XQ

Obama, Malala, Jonas Brothers Send Off Class Of 2020 In Virtual Graduation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857512288/857531848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Signs in English and Spanish outside a hospital in West Reading, Pa., advertise visitor restrictions as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Ben Hasty / MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ben Hasty / MediaNews Group via Getty Images

Hospital Visitor Bans Under Scrutiny After Disability Groups Raise Concerns Over Care

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857531789/857531790" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The bathroom at the Glasscock house in Pensacola, Fla., where mother and daughter attempted to install a bidet. Megan Glasscock hide caption

toggle caption
Megan Glasscock

The Coronavirus Crisis

DIY During Quarantine. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Plenty

4 min

DIY During Quarantine. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Plenty

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/857327199/857531854" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Weekend Edition SundayWeekend Edition Sunday