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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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Samantha Hunt On Her Short Stories In 'The Dark Dark'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt about her first book of short stories, The Dark Dark, which explores the fantastical and the sorrowful in everyday life.

Kenya's Rising Political Star

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Speaking on television, Muthiora Kariara, a former pig farmer who lives in one of Nairobi's vast slums, was honest and direct and exactly the opposite of the politicians Kenyans have gotten used to.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers, The British Open

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Kyrie Irving blindsided LeBron James by talking about wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, the British Open features a new star, and the Tour de France wraps up with little fanfare.

'Nobody Kill Anybody': Working For A Pause In Baltimore's Violence

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Erricka Bridgeford about the 72-hour "cease-fire" she is trying to organize for Baltimore in August. She hopes the city can go three days without violence.

Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.

Glenn Thrush On The Trump Communications Changes

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary after President Trump named a new communications director. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times talks with Scott Simon.

A Look At Anthony Scaramucci

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Following a shake-up in the White House communications staff, the new boss is a combative New York financier, businessman and lawyer Anthony Scaramucci.

What To Watch While On Vacation

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Melanie McFarland is a television critic at She tells NPR's Scott Simon what shows he can't afford to miss while he's on vacation next week.

What It's Like To Be A 'Breakup/Divorce Coach'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Breaking up is hard to do, as the song says. If you're stuck, you can always call Natalia Juarez, a breakup expert based in Toronto. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her about her business.

Yes, Some Comics Are For Kids — And They're Big Business

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

What's the best way to get people reading comics? Hook 'em young. And comics for early readers are booming — even big publishers like DC, famed for grim and gritty, are getting in on the action.

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:15 -0400

Need some new summer jams? Our panel of public-radio music buffs recommends tracks by Nooky Jones, Juana Molina, Downtown Boys and more.

Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises.

John McCain's 2008 Concession Speech

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:14 -0400

After John McCain's cancer was announced, many people heaped praise on the senator. McCain gave a moving concession speech the night he lost the presidency to Barack Obama in 2008.

Sharing Resources Across Countries To Fight Wildfires

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Fires are burning in British Columbia. Scott Simon talks to Alan Goodwin of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, a program that shares firefighters with other countries.