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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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Saturday Sports: Green Bay Packers, Houston Rockets

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

The NFL continues to produce drama on and off the field while the Ball family does the same for the NBA.

Insights Into The Extinction Of The Passenger Pigeon

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Scientists have been searching through passenger pigeon DNA to try to explain how such a huge, abundant population of birds could go extinct so quickly.

Lobbyist Has To Change The Way She Does Business In Era Of #MeToo

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

The growing awareness about inappropriate behavior has created awkwardness in the workplace for some people. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the matter with Jennifer Green, a lobbyist in Florida.

What's In The Tax Bill

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Republican lawmakers released their final tax overhaul bill after differences between the House and Senate versions were hashed out. We look at how will it affect Americans taxes.

A Look At RT's 'Redacted Tonight'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

The satirical program Redacted Tonight mimics the style of The Daily Show but it airs on RT America, produced by a company the Trump administration required last month to register as a foreign agent.

An Update On The Russia Investigation

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein defended Robert Mueller and his team before Congress this week. Republicans are questioning the impartiality of the Russia investigation.

Movies You Missed: 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Listener Audrey Wang watched The Muppet Christmas Carol for the first time this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about what she thought of it.

The Mystery Of The 'Oumuamua' Asteroid

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon asks the SETI Institute's Seth Shostak about what scientists have learned so far about a recently detected interstellar object.

Harvey Dumped Up To 127 Billion Tons Of Water On Texas

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Scientists say they know the amount of rain that fell on Houston during Harvey through the pressure all that water put on the Earth's crust.

TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dog Leaves Her Mark At Chicago Airport

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

A dog working security at Chicago's Midway airport is skittish around crowds. Authorities there are being patient as she nervously dirties the terminal.

Amsterdam's 'Night Mayor' On The Nightlife Balancing Act

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Mirik Milan helps oversee Amsterdam over night. NPR's Scott Simon asks him about being a "night mayor" and how he balances the needs of residents with the city's desire to have a vibrant nightlife.

U.K. Makes Progress In Brexit Plans

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

After making an agreement in Brussels, Britain and the European Union are moving on to more advanced talks about the terms of Britain's EU exit. The chaos up until now doesn't bode well.

The Democrats' Future In Alabama

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Selma's congressional district was key to the Democratic win in the special Senate election. Scott Simon talks with Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell talks about what Doug Jones' win means for Alabama.

Republicans Turn To Taxes After Alabama Defeat

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

After a big political loss in the Alabama Senate race, Republicans are focusing on securing their first major legislative victory: passing a tax overhaul bill.

Cemeteries Turn To Swamps As Alaska's Permafrost Melts

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

A cemetery in rural Alaska that was built into the permanently frozen layer of soil is at risk now that the permafrost is melting.