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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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The U.K., U.S. And Russia's Election

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 02:21:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Moscow bureau chief Andrew Roth about the Russian presidential election and how recent diplomatic blows with the U.K. and the U.S. play into the campaign.

Russian Trolling Continued After Election

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

U.S. citizens continue to be targeted by Russian operatives online. Ajah Hales was contacted by a Facebook page that promised to promote black-owned businesses like hers. She talks with Scott Simon.

Slovaks Protest After Journalist's Killing

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

The murder of a a young investigative journalist in Slovakia led to street protests and the collapse of the government. Now protesters want fresh elections to sweep away corruption.

Saturday Sports: NCAA Shocking Upset

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the latest in college basketball.

Democrats Strategize For Midterms

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Conor Lamb, a centrist Democrat, is the apparent victor in this week's Pennsylvania congressional election — a big win for Democrats going into the midterms. But can their strategy survive long term?

How A Russian Nerve Agent Got To The U.K.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

How was a nerve agent of a group called Novichok manufactured and sent into the U.K. to poison a former Russian spy? Richard Guthrie, a U.K.-based chemical weapons expert, talks with Scott Simon.

The Life Of Louise Slaughter

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.

Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

If confirmed, Gina Haspel will replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a Haspel critic, former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou.

Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.

Subway Line Could Threaten Sufi Shrine In Pakistan

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Pakistan's government is building a much-needed 16-mile metro across Lahore to ease traffic. But it passes a little too close for comfort to many of the city's historic buildings.

Oklahoma Tries A New Execution Method: Nitrogen Gas

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Oklahoma has switched to nitrogen as its primary execution method. But first, as Fordham University law professor Deborah Denno tells Scott Simon, they must figure out how to use it.

Oregon Republican Lawmakers Face Gun-Rights Backlash Over New Law

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Oregon passed the first gun restrictions after the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Lawmakers in Salem said it was a tough vote — and one that has stuck with them.

Arizona's Special Election

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic about voting patterns and issues for the upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th district on April 24.

What To Expect From Pompeo At State

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Mike Pompeo is moving from the CIA to become secretary of state. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pompeo's former staffer Jim Richardson about his old boss and how Pompeo may lead the State Department.

Why Many Russians Support Putin

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

Russia chooses a president on Sunday, but critics say the election has been carefully managed to offer voters little choice other than Vladimir Putin.