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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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Documentary Filmmaker On The Personal Essays In 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:15 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with award-winning documentary filmmaker Sheila Nevins about her new book, You Don't Look Your Age...And Other Fairy Tales.



Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:15 -0400

Hear new music by country veteran Marty Stuart, former Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, psychedelic hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces and more in April's playlist, curated by public-radio hosts.



Saturday Sports: Layoffs At ESPN, Star High School Baseball Pitcher

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

ESPN recently let go of about 100 employees. The company faces declining subscriptions as people switch to view sports online. Also a high school pitcher is facing big expectations, maybe too big.



Examining Trump's Record On Trade

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

When the president speaks the world listens. Adam Behsudi of Politico talks with NPR's Scott Simon about how Donald Trump's outspoken commentary is affecting international trade with the U.S.



Aid Groups Criticize Italy-Libya Agreement To Help Push Back Migrants

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon asks Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration how an agreement between Italy and Libya could end up putting migrants in grave danger.



Pope Holds Mass In Cairo

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Pope Francis celebrated Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt. His visit is part of an effort to strengthen relations with the Muslim world, and to support Coptic Christians.



Trump's Foreign Policy Reversals

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has reversed course on major foreign policy issues regarding NATO, Syria and China.



Republican Rep. Tom Cole On Trump's Tax Plan And The Divided GOP

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., about President Trump's tax plan. Cole says deep tax cuts won't pay for the increased spending Trump has proposed.



Inside 'The Black Hand' Crime Wave A Century Ago

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Stephan Talty's The Black Hand tells the story of the Black Hand crime wave that gripped New York City in the early 1900s and the one policeman who took it on. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon.



'Indecent': A Play About A Play

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel is using a controversial Yiddish play more than a hundred years old as the basis for her first Broadway production.



This Man Keeps Track Of Loch Ness Monster Sightings

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Gary Campbell runs the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the lack of recent sightings.



Lebanese Photographer Visits U.S. Cities Named 'Lebanon'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram about his project to visit all the U.S. cities named "Lebanon" around the country.



Many Still Without Housing, Months After Louisiana Floods

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

After devastating floods in Louisiana eight months ago, FEMA put people in trailers and hotels. Many are still without housing and the deadline for getting FEMA assistance is near.



Hezbollah Plays Up Efforts To Oppose Israel

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Hezbollah's support of Syria's government has been controversial, so the Lebanese militant group is trying to remind people what made it popular before: fighting Israel.



A Primer On The Future Of Net Neutrality Under Trump

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

The Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to repeal regulations for Internet service providers that the FCC approved in 2015.