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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

Last Build Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

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Chronicling Ernest Hemingway's Relationship With The Soviets

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

CIA archivist Nicholas Reynolds discusses his new book, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures. It describes Hemingway's relationship with Soviet intelligence.

What A Cold Week Means For Cranberries, Blueberries And Peaches

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

After a cold week on the East Coast, Peter Oudemans, a plant pathologist at Rutgers University, explains how our changing climate is changing agriculture and the back garden.

Saturday Sports: March Madness Continues

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman talk about the big event in sports this week: March Madness!

Israelis And Palestinians 'Must Know How To Speak To Each Other'

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

In one small neighborhood in Jerusalem, a group of Israelis and Palestinians has been trying to learn each others' languages and become better neighbors.

Trump's Budget And The Mississippi Delta's Economy

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

Scott Simon talks to Chris Masingill of the Delta Regional Authority, an agency that promotes the economy of the Mississippi Delta's eight states. It would be eliminated under Trump's budget proposal.

Tillerson Talks Tough On North Korea During Asia Trip

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his visit to South Korea "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with North Korea. On Saturday, Tillerson met with Chinese officials.

How The U.S. And Russia Compare In Cybercapabilities

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Susan Hennessey of the blog Lawfare at the Brookings Institution about Russian cyberattacks and how U.S. officials have responded.

'Teletubbies' Turns 20

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

The children's show Teletubbies is celebrating its 20th anniversary. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former PBS executive Alice Cahn about the show's popularity and criticism from some parents.

Teen Drug Use Is Declining, But Why?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Wilson Compton of the National Institute on Drug Abuse about a new study that found the use of illicit substances dropped among teens last year.

The Sorry State Of South Carolina's Roads

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

The country's roadways are crumbling and transportation officials say they need plenty of money to fix what's broken. But there's not a lot of enthusiasm for dedicating money or raising taxes.

The Rise Of Secularism And The Alt-Right

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

More Americans are no longer affiliated with a religious institution. Peter Beinart of The Atlantic tells NPR's Scott Simon how that rise in secularism contributed to the rise of Donald Trump.

Is 'Fred Douglas' Park Named After Frederick Douglass?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 -0400

After decades of confusion, officials in Nashville are finally clarifying whether a park named after "Fred Douglas" was meant to honor the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, or not.

Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro On Russian Election Meddling

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro about his role on the House Intelligence Committee, which will hold a hearing Monday on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Jo Lampert Takes On Joan Of Arc

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 -0400

New York artist Jo Lampert just landed her first major role: Joan in David Byrne's new rock opera based on Joan of Arc. With her androgynous appearance and bluesy voice, Lampert seems like a good fit.

Conservative Media Divided Between Trump And GOP Lawmakers

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:00 -0400

Conservative media have begun to split. Some support the White House and some support congressional Republicans. Scott Simon talks with Michael Graham, podcast editor for The Weekly Standard.