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Weekend Edition Saturday 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. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott S

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A Portland Video Store Goes Nonprofit To Save Itself

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:29:54 -0400

Video stores are going nonprofit to survive as community archives, and the latest shop to try it is in Portland, Oregon.

Close Encounters With Congress?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:20:28 -0400

A congressional candidate in Florida has said she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was 7 years old. She does not mean at Disney World.

500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary prompted a recent meeting of his descendants to discuss the legacy Luther left when he nailed his theses on a church door.

Spain Moves To Crush Catalonia's Autonomy Bid

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

The Spanish cabinet meets today to start the process of imposing direct control over Catalonia. The move comes after Catalonia voted for independence earlier this month.

The Week In Sports: World Series Time, Sled Dog Doping

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

The Fall Classic is close. Scott Simon and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant discuss who's in and who's out of the World Series, Dusty Baker's ouster from the Washington Nationals and a doping scandal in the Iditarod.

In Virginia, Signs The Democratic Party Is Still Struggling To Reach Rural Voters

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

After last year's election losses, many Democrats said they needed to do a better job connecting with rural voters. But the Virginia governor's race suggests the party is still struggling.

U.S. Troops On North-South Korea Border Gear Up Amid War Threat

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Increasing tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang feel different from the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Col. John Mountford discusses life in the artillery brigade at Camp Casey.

Tillerson Off To Middle East And South Asia For A Round Of Diplomatic Tests

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a tough trip ahead. He's trying to heal a rift between key Arab allies, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and later in the week will head to South Asia to expand relations with India.

Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative'

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Young adult novel American Heart has been at the center of a storm on Twitter and the recommendation engine Goodreads. Kirkus Reviews had originally given the book a star, but after a controversy, removed it.

Milan And Venice Head To Polls In Push For Greater Autonomy From Italy

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Voters in Milan and Venice decide Sunday whether they want more autonomy from Italy. The non-binding poll comes on the heels of the violent secessionist effort in Spain's Catalan region.

While Homelessness Escalates In Los Angeles, A Push For Veterans Got Him Off The Street

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles. James Brown got his own home there five years ago, and reflects on his two decades living on the streets.

Why The Fall Of Raqqa Doesn't Signify The End Of The Islamic State

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

After U.S.-backed forces in Syria seized Raqqa from the Islamic State, is the terrorist organization weaker or stronger? Scott Simon speaks to Bruce Hoffman, director of the Georgetown University security studies program.

Congressman And Veteran Says Trump Has A Pattern Of Disrespecting Troops

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a retired Marine officer, about the president's calls to the families of deceased service members.

In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

Actor and one-time volunteer fireman Josh Brolin explains his role in a new movie portraying the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott, Ariz.

Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel — Er, 'Equel'

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:12:50 -0400

The fantasy world of the author's His Dark Materials series is back in The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. It's the first entry in a new trilogy.