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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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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:42:34 -0400

First came the rain, now come the lawsuits in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners are suing local governments and the Army Corps of Engineers after water was released from two dams to reduce pressure on the structures.

What It Might Take To Stop The Data Breaches

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to technology writer and professor Zeynep Tufekci about what she describes as Equifax's unaccountability after a massive data breach.

A Boy Grows Up In Harlem In 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet'

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author David Barclay Moore about his new book, The Stars Beneath Our Feet.

Fiona Mozley On Making The Man Booker Shortlist With Her Debut Novel

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Fiona Mozley wrote her first novel, Elmet, on her phone while commuting on the train between York and London. She talks with Scott Simon about being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Saturday Sports: Cleveland's Winning Streak Ends

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN the Magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the Cleveland Indians' winning streak and the imbroglio between ESPN and the White House.

'The State' Explores Life Inside ISIS

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

The State is a fictional mini-series about people who join the Islamic State airing on the National Geographic channel. Scott Simon talks with its writer and director, Peter Kosminsky.

'Cincinnati Enquirer' Delves Into The Heroin Epidemic

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a vivid, sweeping report on the opioid crisis — a mosaic of scenes and sounds from the city's streets, homes and court rooms. Editor Peter Bhatia talks with Scott Simon.

'Lightning Men' Is A Story About Police, Race And Atlanta

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Thomas Mullen about his new novel, Lightning Men. It is the story of black and white cops in Atlanta in 1950.

Parts Of South Florida Still Underwater

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Almost a week after Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida, some neighborhoods are still underwater. In Bonita Springs, people have to use boats or high-water vehicles to get to their homes.

Juggalos: A Primer

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with pop culture writer Nathan Rabin about today's Juggalo march in Washington, D.C.

Week In Politics: Trump, Democrats And DACA

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about Trump's meeting with Democratic leaders and the DACA program.

Heart's Nancy Wilson On Love Songs, Sisterhood And Her New Supergroup

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

Wilson rocked the 1970s with her sister Ann in Heart; now, her supergroup, Roadcase Royale, is releasing its debut album. She speaks with Scott Simon about the new group and her rock 'n' roll legacy.

'Wide Open' Captures The 'Honest Emotions' Of Michael McDonald

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:14 -0400

McDonald describes his first album of originals in over 15 years as a "wide open conversation." He talks to Scott Simon about racial politics, fatherhood and backing up Chuck Berry as a teenager.

Seattle Mayor Resigns After Multiple Sexual Abuse Allegations

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:00 -0400

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned this week after a fifth accusation of sexual abuse. He has been denying similar allegations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Lewis Kamb of The Seattle Times.

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:08:00 -0400

The U.S. military has multiple systems that could potentially take down a North Korean test missile. But despite dozens of North Korean tests over the years, the U.S. hasn't taken that step.