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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: Shaun White, The Olympics And Athletes Speak Out

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant on this week's latest in sports, including the Winter Olympics, the highs and lows.



Teens Respond To School Shooting

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Students are speaking out in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed. The young people hope their pleas for help in stopping future attacks are more effective than those in the past.



Mitt Romney Announces Candidacy For Senate

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he's running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah. Voters there want him to be an outspoken critic of the Trump administration.



Rep. Jackie Speier On Indictment Of Russians

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of California and member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictment of 13 Russian nationals.



Florida Lawmaker On Guns In Schools

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Florida State Sen. Dennis Baxley, a Republican, about his proposal to allow school officials to designate people to carry guns in schools.



Fundraising For Kids To See 'Black Panther'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

A look at why crowdfunders across the U.S. are raising money for disadvantaged youth, many of them people of color, to see the superhero movie Black Panther.



Columbine Survivor On Florida School Shooting

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the shooting in 1999. She's now director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon.



Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Takes Another Gold

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

At the Olympics, Japan finished one-two in the men's figure skating finals. And for the first time since 1952, there was a repeat Olympic champion: Yuzuru Hanyu.



Florida Shooting Update

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

We have the latest in the investigation into the school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.



Grand Jury Indicts Russians Over Election Interference

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

A grand jury handed down indictments on 13 Russians for carrying out "information warfare" on the 2016 campaign, detailing years of efforts to hack American politics.



Bernadette Peters On Fulfilling The Red Dress Of 'Hello, Dolly!'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

The Tony-Award-winning actress, the latest to play the titular role of Dolly Levi on Broadway, describes what she brought to an enduring musical.



She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.



'Piecing Me Together' Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school.



Why The Zombie Craze Still Has Our Undying Affection

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:11 -0500

Disney Channel's new high school zombie musical; The Walking Dead's ratings reign; the buzz for the new book Dread Nation: In pop culture, the undead persist after our brains.



Military Families And SNAP Benefits

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:08:00 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Amy Bushatz, reporter at Military.com, about how the White House's proposed budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program might affect military families.