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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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The Total Eclipse Of 1878

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:54 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon interviews science writer David Baron about his new book American Eclipse, the story of the total solar eclipse of 1878.

The Unconventional Poetry Of Tyehimba Jess

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:54 -0400

Tyehimba Jess, the African-American poet from Detroit, won this year's Pulitzer in poetry for a collection that shines a different light on minstrel shows.

Saturday Sports: Wimbledon, Milwaukee Brewers

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:54 -0400

Scott Simon talks about Wimbledon with Howard Bryant of They also talk about the second half of the 2017 Major League Baseball season and the dominance of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Coast Guard Works To Weed Out Hoax Distress Calls

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:54 -0400

Every year, the Coast Guard wastes valuable resources and crew on as many as 150 fraud calls. Scott Simon talks with the Coast Guard's Branch Chief Al Arsenault about using voice forensics for help.

Chinese Company Tries To Win Over Wyoming Wind Workers

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:54 -0400

There's international competition to get into Wyoming's fast growing wind energy industry. A Chinese wind company is seeking an edge by offering free training to former coal miners.

At This Summer Camp, Horn Players Of All Ages Find Community

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:54 -0400

High-school students hoping to go pro, adult amateurs and professors of the instrument all gather annually at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in New Hampshire.

102 Haitian Migrants Found At Sea

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 102 Haitians back to Haiti this week. It was the largest interdiction of Haitians at sea this year.

Malala Yousafzai Turns 20, Travels To Iraq

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai met with girls victimized by ISIS and encouraged them to overcome violence the way she did. Her trip to Iraq happened as she turned 20.

Investigators Work To Find Cause Of Crash That Killed 16

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

Investigators are struggling to identify the cause of Monday's crash of a KC-130 that killed all 16 aboard. Fifteen Marines and one sailor died.

The Floating Symphony

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

The America Wind Symphony Orchestra plays concerts around the world. Their stage is a 195-foot long boat. The orchestra's conductor, Robert Boudreau, talks about finding a new home for the ship.

Bands Prep For The Big Stage At Berklee

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

Bands and singers get tips on how to perform in front of enormous festival audiences in a program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

A Criminal Mastermind At Work

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

Prosecutors charged a man with securities fraud. They said he searched the Internet with phrases like, "how SEC detect unusual trade," and "insider trading international account."

D.C. Tries A New Method Of Rat Control

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

Like most big cities, Washington, D.C, has a major rat problem. The city also has an excess of feral cats, so a new program takes aim at both issues.

St. Louis Raised The Minimum Wage, Then Missouri Reversed It

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

The city of St. Louis recently boosted its minimum wage to $10 an hour, only to have the state legislature pass a law saying no city can exceed the state minimum wage of $7.70.

Help Transcribe Old English Spells

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:52:53 -0400

Chicago's Newberry Library has a manuscript from 17th century England in its collection called The Book of Magical Charms, which it put online to invite people to transcribe the Old English writing.