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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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'John Wick 2' Director On 'Hong Kong Approach' To Filmmaking

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

Director Chad Stahelski started his career as a stuntman. He went on to found a stunt company and directed John Wick 2, after co-directing the first in the series, which was a surprise hit.

Saturday Sports: A Winning Streak And A Losing Streak

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

A weekly update on the world of sports! This week, a look at the women's basketball team with the most wins, and the team that hasn't won a single game all year.

Pence And Mattis Commit To NATO, But Ask Europe For More Help

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis talked at the Munich Security Conference this week. They reinforced the U.S. commitment to NATO and asked other countries to spend more.

Squirrel Foils Attempted Theft

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

Idaho isn't always a hot bed for news. But this week a pet squirrel scared off a would-be burglar trying to break into a gun safe.

Anonymous Leaks Gain New Prominence In Trump-Era Journalism

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

Many of the revelations about the new administration have come from leaks. Journalism outlets have taken various approaches to dealing with the onslaught of information.

Life Inches Back To Normal In East Mosul, But Worries Remain

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

As Iraqi and U.S. forces plan to attack ISIS on the western side of the city of Mosul, residents are trying to restart their lives in the freed eastern side of the city. Not everyone feels safe.

Oddisee's 'The Iceberg' Has A Trove Of Stories Beneath Its Surface

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

The hip-hop artist spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about visiting Syrian refugees, getting detained at airports and what a person's shoes can tell you about cultural difference.

Exhibition Celebrates Merce Cunningham And His Choreography Of Chance

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:30 -0500

Cunningham was always looking for new ways to move — that's why he used "chance operations" (rolling dice or tossing coins) to put a piece together.

The State Of U.S.-Russian Relations

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:29 -0500

As reports emerge about links between Trump aides and Russia, Scott Simon speaks with Jane Harman, president of the Wilson Center, about the current relationship between the two countries.

Trump To Step Back Into Familiar Territory With Rally In Florida

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:29 -0500

The president's campaign operation is staging the event, billed as a way for Trump to take his message directly to the American people. How unusual is that so early into a presidency?

'Heed The Protests' Over Obamacare, 'National Review' Editor Says

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500

Rich Lowry of the National Review has some advice for GOP leaders. He tells Scott Simon about similarities he sees between recent protests at town hall meetings and the early days of the Tea Party.

Hundreds Of Whales Get Stranded And Die On New Zealand Shore

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500

On New Zealand's Golden Bay, nearly 700 pilot whales have washed ashore and many have died. Scott Simon talks with Andrew Lamason of the New Zealand Department of Conservation about the crisis.

A Tale Of Two Kansas Towns: One Thrives As Another Struggles

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500

In Kansas, some rural towns are booming while others are dwindling. Garden City, Kan., for instance, attracts people from across the globe. The population is young, growing, and extremely diverse.

Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500

La La Land is the third collaboration between writer and director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz. Their first was actually a senior thesis that was released to critical acclaim.

When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:54:00 -0500

Reindeer are thought to face a grim future as climate change threatens lichen, a key winter food source. But on one Alaskan island, reindeer have found a new food source, making scientists hopeful.