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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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Puerto Rico Update: How One NGO Is Helping The Island Rebuild After Hurricane Maria

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:29:16 -0400

Michael Fernandez, executive director of CARAS, a nonprofit based in Puerto Rico, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon from the island, where he's aiding in the disaster recovery efforts.



A Suicide Reverberates In 'The Ninth Hour'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Alice McDermott about her new novel, The Ninth Hour. It starts with a suicide and then reveals how the kindness of faithful strangers can steer people's lives.



Saturday Sports: CTE, Aaron Hernandez And The NFL

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

We discuss NFL quarterbacks, the latest on Aaron Hernandez, and the possibility that France, Germany and Austria could withdraw from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over security concerns.



Bill Gates Regrets Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Bill Gates said this week that he wished that you didn't have to press control-alt-delete to force a frozen computer to quit, or reboot Windows software.



Trump Rallies In Alabama For Luther Strange

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist John Archibald of Alabama Media Group about the GOP primary for Alabama's open Senate seat.



Deportation As An Election Issue In Germany

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

A top campaign issue in Germany's election is the deportation of migrants who are considered dangerous or who don't qualify for asylum. Germany's broken deportation system will make that difficult.



Democratic Sen. Carper On Health Care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, a Democrat, about his opposition to the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act.



Movies We Missed: 'Titanic'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Weekend Edition Oliver Dearden had never seen Titanic. In our latest installment of Movies You Missed, he watched it and reviews it for NPR's Scott Simon.



Poetry For Kids Who Are 'Just No Good At Rhyming'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Poetry has to rhyme, doesn't it? Chris Harris talks with Scott Simon about his new book for kids called I'm Just No good at Rhyming.



Airline Safety And Smaller Seats

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Airlines are packing more and more seats onto planes, and Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast, tells NPR's Scott Simon he's concerned FAA safety tests are outdated.



Gary, Ind., Woos Amazon

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Amazon is looking for a site for its second headquarters. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Max Grinnell, who teaches urban studies at the University of Chicago, about one longshot attempt by Gary, Ind.



There's A New 'Law & Order'

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

The newest series in the Law & Order franchise is an anthology that deals with true crime. NPR's Scott Simon talks to showrunner René Balcer.



BYU Buzzing About Caffeinated Soda

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Caffeinated sodas such as Coca-Cola will be sold at Brigham Young University for the first time since the 1950s.



Trump Administration Considers Replacing Travel Ban

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

With its controversial travel ban set to expire, the White House is weighing new targeted travel restrictions. Some of the travel ban's critics see that as progress — but not all.



Electricity Outage Stymies Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400

Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, one of the strongest storms to hit in decades. Scott Simon talks with Christina Villalba of Puerto Rico's emergency management agency.