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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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Playing The Royals In Netflix's 'The Crown'

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Scott Simon speaks to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith about playing young Elizabeth II and Prince Philip the Netflix series The Crown.



Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.



Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers And Golden State Warriors Face Off

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

It's the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors once again at the NBA Finals. And what to look for in the final hours of the French Open.



Pizza, From One Newspaper To Another

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The staff of The Boston Globe, who worked overtime covering the Boston marathon bombings in 2013, sent lunch to the overworked journalists at the Manchester Evening News, after the recent bombing.



Richard Dawkins On Terrorism And Religion

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Richard Dawkins, the scientist and outspoken atheist, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about terrorism, and how the world has changed since he first began talking about his opposition to religion.



In Victory For OGE, White House Will Disclose Former Lobbyist Records

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding lobbyists it has hired. The new transparency is a win for the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.



Remembering Author Denis Johnson

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Author Denis Johnson has died at the age of 67. He was best known for the short story collection Jesus' Son.



U.K.'s Anti-Terrorism Programs Under Scrutiny

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Some of the U.K. government's responses to terrorism have been controversial. Scott Simon speaks with Clive Walker of the University of Leeds, part of a team of independent policy reviewers.



Rep. Adrian Smith On Farm Subsidies And Food Stamps

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Scott Simon speaks to Rep. Adrian Smith, a Republican representing a vast rural district in Nebraska, about his views on the Trump administration's proposed cuts to food stamps and farm subsidies.



Project Rebound Helps Former Inmates Adjust To College Life

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Project Rebound helps people in California who've been incarcerated succeed in college. The program's director Jennifer Leahy and Arnold Trevino, a graduate, tell NPR's Scott Simon about the program.



Fan Calls For Safer Grandstands At Baseball Games

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

This week a boy was hit in the heat by a broken bat in Yankee Stadium, prompting calls for more extensive safety netting. One advocate is Andy Zlotnick, who was hit by a foul ball there years ago.



'Chemistry: A Novel' Is About A Scientist Whose Plans Gets Reconstituted

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Scott Simon speaks with author Weike Wang about her new book Chemistry: A Novel.



Civilians Trapped As Philippine Military Launches Airstrikes On ISIS-Allied Group

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Soldiers have been fighting ISIS-allied militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. The city has been under siege and thousands of civilians are trapped.



3 Percent Economic Growth: Is It Possible?

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

President Trump's budget is predicated on 3 percent growth in the U.S. economy. Nick Timiraos of The Wall Street Journal talks with Scott Simon about whether it's possible.



Trump's Trip Abroad: Takeaways

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about what the president accomplished on first trip abroad, the latest reports on Russia connections, and the president's budget.