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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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Carbondale's 2-Time Eclipse Plans

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

The total solar eclipse that'll pass over the United States next week is billed as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. But for southern Illinois, that's not exactly the case.



Federal Government Denies A Native American Tribe Millions

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

The federal government has shut down a Native American tribe's casino in the Pacific Northwest and taken over its health care system.



Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick, Red Sox

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Multiple sports were a mirror to the real world in the tumultuous week following Charlottesville. Football, basketball and even baseball.



UVA Student On The Community's Response

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Scott Simon talks to University of Virginia student Bryanna Miller about the community's response to the white nationalist rally and violence.



Investigation Continues Into Spanish Attacks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Authorities in Spain say a 12-member cell was behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as well as an earlier explosion.



Boston Prepares For 'Free Speech' Rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

A week after violence at a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Boston is taking measures to avoid clashes between participants in today's "Free Speech" rally and counterprotesters.



Motherhood In The Guise Of Terror In 'Fierce Kingdom'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Fierce Kingdom is about every parent's worst nightmare. A mother and her son, in the zoo at closing time, see a shooter and run. And hide. Gin Phillips talks to Scott Simon about her latest novel.



Classic Movie Review: 'Dr. Strangelove'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro had never seen Dr. Strangelove. She and NPR's Scott Simon review this old, but still relevant, film.



Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.



'Stay With Me' Is A Novel Of Commitment, Culture And The Struggle To Conceive

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child, in a society where that's what's expected of them.



A Hologram Husband Keeps Lois Smith Company In 'Marjorie Prime'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:40 -0400

Smith has been acting for more than 60 years, and she's earned rave reviews for her performance in Marjorie Prime. How does she explain her continued success? "I'm very lucky," she says.



Early Civil Rights Activist Octavius Catto Gets A Statue

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist and author Dan Biddle about early civil rights activist Octavius Catto, who is finally getting a statue erected in his honor in Philadelphia.



The Differences Between The Founding Fathers And Confederate Leaders

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

President Trump has asked if the U.S. should take down statues of slave-owning Founding Fathers. Scott Simon speaks with historian Annette Gordon-Reed about their differences from Confederate leaders.



Week In Politics: Charlottesville, Bannon

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

President Trump's chief strategist is out, and Republicans criticized the president's handling of the violence in Charlottesville — all as legislation remains stalled.



Rep. Charlie Dent On Steve Bannon's Ouster

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:11:39 -0400

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has left the White House. Republican congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania gives Scott Simon his thoughts on this most recent departure.