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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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Immigration Deal Remains Sticking Point In Negotiations To Reopen Government

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:41:00 -0500

Congress is in session, hours after government funding lapsed and a partial shutdown was triggered. An unreachable compromise on immigration continues to be the main hurdle as talks resume.



Democrats Doubt Shutdown Chaos Will Hurt Them In Midterm Elections

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:30:00 -0500

The Democrats are betting that voters will blame President Trump for the government shutdown. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Democratic pollster Geoff Garin about his party's strategy.



The Shutdown And National Parks

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

The government shutdown will affect some historic sites. We have an update on what will close and what should be open.



Saturday Sports: Gymnasts Testify On Larry Nassar's Abuse

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN journalist Howard Bryant about the emotional testimonies against the former doctor of the USA Gymnastics team. How did the abuse remain hidden for decades?



A Trump Supporter And A Trump Protester Reflect On The President's First Year

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Last year, Albert Kiecke came to D.C. to celebrate President Trump's inauguration. His friend Becky Dinsmore came to protest. NPR's Scott Simon talks with them about their friendship and politics.



New York City Prepares For Women's March

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Demonstrators are marking the first anniversary of the Women's March this weekend. Marchers are gathering in New York City.



Who Stops Working When The Government Shuts Down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

What does the federal government shutdown mean for Americans? The mail will still be delivered but some national attractions could be impacted.



Blame Game Begins Over Shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

We talk about what preceded the decision to shut down the government and what happens next.



Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen On Shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other for the government shutdown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland.



Musician MILCK On The Women's March

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

When singer-songwriter MILCK performed at the Women's March last year, her song, "Quiet," went viral. Some called it the anthem of a new movement. She talks about her new EP, This Is Not The End.



How Dangerous Is Misinformation On Facebook?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Roger McNamee, a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. He believes the company threatens democracy because it has helped spread fake news.



California Mudslide Cleanup Presents New Problems

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Cleanup continues in Montecito, Calif., but it's not easy. An emergency order will let Santa Barbara County deposit some of the mud onto local beaches — even as they warn people to stay away.



A Dad Separated From His Daughter Resettles Across The Border After Deportation

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Jose Mares came to the United States from Mexico when he was 8 years old. Last year, he was deported. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mares about what it's like to be sent back to a country he hardly knew.



Out Of Prison, Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship Running For Senator

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

Now out of prison, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship says he's running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. At a town hall this week, West Virginians didn't appear to hold it against him.



National Politics Plays A Role In South Carolina Election

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

In South Carolina, a former Trump campaign staffer won a seat in the statehouse this week. Nancy Mace is also the first woman to graduate from what was once an all-male military school.