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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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Monday's Debate Latest In History Of (Sometimes) Memorable Encounters

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0400

The presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York is the first of three scheduled this campaign season.

Political Trends In Medicine: How Does Election Season Affect Our Health?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with Sally Satel, a clinical psychiatrist and medical policy expert. She follows political trends in medicine.

'Lesser Bohemians' Uses Playful Language For A Classic Love Story

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0400

A young drama student comes to the big city and falls in love with a rakish older actor in Eimear McBride's new novel. She tells NPR a conservative publishing industry initally overlooked her work.

BANKS On What Happens When You Give Your Fans Your Phone Number

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0400

Social media isn't Jillian Banks' style, so she told her fans to text her instead. "Something that I'm still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up," she says.

'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0400

Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn't call Lars von Trier's film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman's experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.

For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.

The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.

The Week In Sports

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.

The Latest On New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

All week, jurors in New Jersey have been hearing about how aides to Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. We'll catch up on the trial.

How Law Enforcement Working With Regulatory Agencies To Thwart Terrorist Use Of IEDs

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

It's relatively simple for criminals to buy pressure cookers and turn them into deadly devices. William Flynn, formerly of the Department of Homeland Security, talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

How Will Bernie Sanders Supporters Vote?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Scott Simon speaks to Jeff Weaver, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders about how the Bernie coalition will vote in November.

'Let There Be Laughter': Modern Jewish Jokes Poke At Assimilation

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Michael Krasny's new book is called Let There Be Laughter. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about this treasury of great Jewish jokes, and why they matter.

Want To Get To Know The Real France? Call A 'Random' French Person

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

A tourist agency in France has established a hotline that connects callers to a random French volunteer. NPR's Oliver Dearden tested it out.

Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.

Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Ted Cruz has reversed a long held position and endorsed Donald Trump for president. Scott Simon discusses what the endorsement means with Ron Elving, senior editor for NPR's Washington Desk.