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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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Former White House Strategist Bannon Speaks Out

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:49:00 -0400

Former White House strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon spoke to conservative Christian activists in Washington, as he works to build a war machine against the GOP establishment in 2018.

When A Name Doesn't Quite Fit

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:08:00 -0400

The Hotel Group didn't seek approval from Jane Addams' family before naming the hotel.

Firefighters Make Progress In Calif. Wildfires As Death Toll Climbs

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

The wildfires spreading throughout northern California are the deadliest and most destructive series of fires in the state's history. More than 200 people remain missing.

Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Reverberate Across Corporate America

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to human resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann about how companies respond to sexual misconduct in the workplace, and why their responses often fall short.

Trump Won't Certify Iran Nuclear Deal, Gets Praise And Criticism

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

President Trump's refusal to decertify — but leave in place — the Iran nuclear deal gives Iran and other world players a wide range of possible options and reactions.

Politics In The News: Trump And Congress

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

President Trump's recent moves on the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration pile even more onto the agenda for Congress, which has been unable to get through even its top priorities.

In Jerusalem, Municipal Issues Have Political Overtones

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

Israel says they're just zoning laws, but Palestinians say the rules for building in Jerusalem lead to home demolitions intended to weaken their presence in a city claimed by both sides.

U.S. Troops Train Afghan Soldiers In Troubled Helmand Province

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

Hundreds of Marines died in Afghanistan's Helmand Province over years of fighting that ended in 2014. The Marines are back to train Afghan soldiers. One returned Marine recalls his fallen comrades.

Animals Forced To Evacuate California Wildfires Too

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

Christy Gentry evacuated to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds with her husband and 26 horses as fire threatened their ranch Sunday night. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to her about the animal rescue.

Sen. Hassan On President Trump Ending Obamacare Subsidies

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

Trump this week ended subsidies to health insurance companies. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how this will impact the Affordable Care Act.

In 'Beside Bowie,' Sideman Mick Ronson Takes The Foreground

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

A new documentary argues that David Bowie might not have become the global megastar we knew were it not for his partnership with guitarist, producer and arranger Mick Ronson.

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:52 -0400

One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.

Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs, Men's U.S. Soccer Loss

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the Major League Baseball playoffs, and the men's U.S. soccer team will not go to next year's World Cup in Russia after losing a crucial game.

White House Actions Could Undermine ACA's Insurance Markets

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

President Trump has vowed to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. But with Congress failing to do that, Trump took action this week that could hurts the program.

Movies You Missed: 'Hocus Pocus'

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0400

Movies You Missed gets into the Halloween spirit this week. A colleague we found in the elevator was wearing a Hocus Pocus pin but had never seen the movie. We decided to fix that.