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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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Crowdfunding For French Castles

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

You too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers.

Movies You Missed: 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

For the latest installment of our Movies You Missed series, two first-time viewers of It's a Wonderful Life admit wondering for a long time why it's regarded as a Christmas movie.

Remembering John B. Anderson

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Rep. John B. Anderson, Illinois congressman, died Sunday at the age of 95. The Midwest Republican disliked big government and supported the Equal Rights Amendment.

Saturday Sports: Larry Nassar, Winter Olympics

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the former doctor with the USA Gymnastics program sentenced for child pornography and Russia's Olympics ban.

Trump Rallies For Roy Moore Ahead Of Tuesday's Election

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

John Archibald from The Birmingham News and joins NPR's Scott Simon to preview Tuesday's special election in Alabama.

California Fires Update

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Wildfires that are burning in across Southern California have killed at least one person.

How Women From The U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Genital Mutilation

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Young women from the U.S. are at increasing risk of a dangerous ritual known as female genital mutilation. Federal law enforcement has launched an awareness campaign about "vacation cutting."

Clashes, Airstrikes Follow Jerusalem Policy Change

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

We have the latest from Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:26 -0500

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

Gaming The Tax Code

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

Experts predict the new rules in the proposed tax overhaul will lead to many complexities in the tax code. And that likely means new opportunities for tax lawyers to find ways to game the system.

How Democrats And Republicans Are Responding To Sexual Misconduct

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political analysts Karine Jean-Pierre and Mary Kate Cary about the political parties' reactions to the national conversation about sexual harassment.

A Republican Donor On The State Of The GOP

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

Dan Eberhart is CEO of energy company Canary LLC and is a significant Republican donor. He joins NPR's Scott Simon for an update on how the party is doing under Trump.

What's Behind Bitcoin's All-Time High Value

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:56:00 -0500

The value of digital currency bitcoin has skyrocketed. But what is bitcoin and is it just a bubble? Timothy Lee of Ars Technica explains to NPR's Scott Simon.