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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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Churchill Nostalgia Takes A Hold In The U.K.

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

As the British government is divided over Brexit, and Prime Minister Theresa May is criticized for weak leadership, some British citizens are nostalgic for Winston Churchill's authority and vision.

Saturday Sports: Curling, Snowboarding And Doping In Pyeongchang

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

We have an update on the biggest stories in the 2018 Winter Olympics in the past week.

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Sexual Harassment And Guns In The Capitol

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Tensions are high in the Colorado Capitol with gun violence, sexual harassment complaints and an election coming, so lawmakers are wary of a bill to allow visitors to bypass normal security screening.

On Brock Turner And The Campaign To Recall The Judge In The Case

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Stanford student Brock Turner's 2016 sexual assault conviction outraged many as too lenient, leading to a campaign to recall the judge. Retired judge LaDoris Cordell talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

What Authorities Knew About The School Shooter

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

It's been a extraordinary week in Florida. Funerals, protest rallies, gun policy proposals and new details about what authorities knew about the gunman before the Parkland shooting.

Week In Politics

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

This week in Washington we got a guilty plea from a former Trump campaign aide, questions about the security clearance of a White House staffer, and some new voices in the gun debate.

A Vermont High School Has Just 3 Students

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

A tiny high school in a rural Vermont will close at the end of the school year. Scott Simon asks freshmen Nicholas Steeventon and Hap Ingramthere what it's like attending a school with three students.

The Zoologist Barista

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Caleb Bell dreams of someday hosting a TV show about animals. But for now, he works at a Starbucks in Chapel Hill, N.C., serving up animal facts alongside lattes.

What's The Best Way To Verify Votes?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

What's the best way to safeguard elections from hackers? Good old-fashioned paper ballots, says Marian Schneider, President of Verified Voting. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

The State Of Current Gun Laws

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with James Burnett of nonprofit news site The Trace about current gun regulations in the U.S.

Rick Gates To Cooperate With Mueller

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges and will begin cooperating with federal prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the election.

David Mamet On 'Chicago': 'These Were The Stories You Grew Up With'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

The playwright and screenwriter's first novel in 20 years is set in the Windy City of the 1920s, where the mob rules, the market for sin is thriving and the dialogue is as distinctive as ever.

Massacre Of Teens In Norway Retold As A Feature Film

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Captured in one 72-minute take, U — July 22 re-enacts the 2011 murders at a summer camp through the eyes of its victims — in order to refocus the story away from the extremist killer.

Patton Oswalt On His Late Wife's Search For The Golden State Killer

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Before Michelle McNamara died in 2016, she was working on a book that aimed to bring a serial rapist and murderer to justice. I'll Be Gone in the Dark has now been published.

Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters.