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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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State Budget Cuts Hit Universities

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:01:00 -0500

Missouri is among dozens of states considering budget cuts, and state universities are likely victims since higher education often ends up on the budgetary chopping block.



Remembering Frank Delaney's 'Irish Gift Of Gab'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.



Saturday Sports: Possible Changes In Baseball

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about possible rule changes for Major League Baseball that are designed to make games shorter.



Benefits In Jeopardy For Retired Coal Miners

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Without federal intervention, retired coal miners could lose their health care and pensions at the end of April. That would devastate the miners, and their communities.



Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Scientists recently published a paper explaining why some meteors create strange sounds. NPR's Scott Simon talks with researcher Bill Sweatt about what creates this "sizzling" sound.



Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence On The Tight Race For DNC Chair

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for DNC chair. She discusses the race ahead of Saturday's vote.



Swedish Council Member Proposes Paid Breaks For Sex

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Councilman Per-Eric Muskos of Overtornea, Sweden, introduced a proposal to let municipal employees take a paid break each week to go home and have sex.



Author Lionel Shriver On Cultural Appropriation And The 'Sensitivity Police'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.



'Harmless Like You' Is A Story Of How Hurts Are Inherited

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.



Race And The Controversial History Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Historian Caroline Light says "stand your ground" laws were written for white, heterosexual, property-owning men. What happens when other people take up arms, in defense against white supremacists?



An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute paints a bleak picture of the U.S. economy. He describes millions of Americans out of work, and addicted to drugs and screens.



What To Expect In Trump's Address To Congress

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

We recap President Trump's week and his address to CPAC, and preview themes to expect in his address to Congress Tuesday.



The Ramifications Of Using A Chemical Weapon In Kim Jong Nam's Assassination

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Georgetown University Asia expert Victor Cha about the global repercussions of the deadly nerve gas attack on Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's dictator.



'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.



A New Documentary Explores The Troubled, Brilliant Life Of Pianist Bill Evans

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:28:51 -0500

Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.