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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

Last Build Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 13:44:00 -0400

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In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:44:00 -0400

For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.

Who's Afraid Of A Diverse Cast?

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:13:00 -0400

A new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been told that the estate of playwright Edward Albee won't allow them to use an African-American actor.

'Standard Deviation' Is A Story Of Marriage And Origami

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

A husband and wife are complete opposites. She's charming and effusive, he's a buttoned-down man of routine. Katherine Heiny tells NPR's Scott Simon about her first novel, Standard Deviation.

Don't Feed Parrots Chocolate, Despite What Happens In Minecraft

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

In the game Minecraft, a chocolate chip cookie will tame a parrot, but they're poisonous to the birds in real life. Minecraft has promised to update the game.

Soda Sellers Battle For Hearts And Minds In Philly

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

While the soda industry is taking Philadelphia to court to abolish its tax on sweetened drinks, it's also making sure that shoppers know just how much tax they're paying on every bottle.

Saturday Sports: NBA Finals, Tom Brady's Concussions

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about a possible rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, and revelations about Tom Brady's concussions.

Why Do Journalists Love Reporting On The Everglades?

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

The Florida Everglades is known for its beauty, and recently for its pythons. Efforts are accelerating to rid the ecosystem of the pesky invasive species. It's a huge story ... for journalists.

When School Vouchers Don't Offer Much Of A Choice

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

Indiana is home to the largest private school voucher program in the country, but what does that mean for students in Eminence, Ind., where the closest private school is a 40-minute drive away?

Journalism Is Deadly In Mexico

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

Respected Mexican journalist Javier Valdez was murdered this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mexican journalist Javier Garza about the dangers of reporting on gang violence in Mexico.

Small Indiana Nonprofit Falls Victim To Ransom Cyberattack

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

A small Indiana nonprofit was devastated by a malware attack earlier this year. It's still recovering after hackers stole data.

President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election In Iran

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Iranians voted for president Friday, and chose to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, who made a historic nuclear deal with the West.

The New TV Drama: As The White House Turns

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

White House press briefings — carried live by most cable news channels — are garnering the outlets unprecedented ratings. It's like a daytime soap opera, some say.

Working In The White House During An Investigation

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Scott Simon talks with Don Baer, President Clinton's White House communications director during much of the Whitewater controversy, about working in the White House during an investigation.

How The Trump-Russia Scandal Is Playing In Russia

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic about how this week's news is being received in Russia, and the state of U.S.-Russia relations.

The History And Reach Of Special Counsels

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Scott Simon talks with Yale law professor Stephen Carter about the possible outcomes — and limitations — of Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump administration's possible ties to Russia.