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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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Retired Stars Find Assisted Living At The Lillian Booth Home

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

The Lillian Booth Home in Englewood, N.J., is run by the Actors Fund as both a nursing facility and assisted living. Like the residents, many of the staff come from the entertainment industry.

NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

This holiday season, NPR is collecting staff members' family recipes. Arts Desk intern Vicky Diaz-Camacho shares two of her favorite Puerto Rican dishes with NPR's Scott Simon.

For Female Refugees, Attempt To Escape Is Often Fraught With Sexual Assault

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

Sarah Giles of Doctors Without Borders spent four months on a search-and-rescue boat in the Mediterranean. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that women refugees are commonly the targets of sexual assault.

The Life Of Danny Barker, Who Saw Jazz As 'A Ride On A Royal Camel'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

Barker played with everyone from Billie Holliday to Cab Calloway to Jelly Roll Morton. Scott Simon speaks with Music Inside Out host Gwen Thompkins about the late banjo player and guitarist's legacy.

Taking A Crack At A New 'Nutcracker': This One's Set At The World's Fair

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has a fresh take on the classic Christmas tale. The $4 million Joffrey Ballet production premieres Saturday, and doesn't center around a wealthy Victorian family.

At A Makeshift Iraqi Court, Harsh Justice For Those Accused Of Aiding ISIS

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:30 -0500

Working in difficult circumstances, lawyers and judges do their best to administer justice. NPR was present at a trial of a man accused of repairing ISIS vehicles. He and relatives denied ISIS links.

Report: Russian Doping Program Juiced More Than 1,000 Athletes

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

The World Anti-Doping Agency has released a report implicating Russian officials in a widespread doping program. More than 1,000 Russian athletes may have benefited from the cheating scheme.

Austrians' Timely , Unpronouncable, Lengthy Word Of The Year

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Austrians have invented a new word to describe delays this year in their presidential election. And that word has 52 — yes 52 — letters.

Economist Says Manufacturing Job Loss Driven By Technology, Not Globalization

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Michael Hicks about how most of the manufacturing jobs lost in this country are due to increased use of technology and not outsourcing to foreign countries.

Oakland Warehouse Fire: Despite Warning Signs, City Failed To Intervene

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

In Oakland, Ca., officials are trying determine the cause of a fire that killed 36 people attending a dance party in a warehouse. A litany of governmental and bureaucratic failures is emerging.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill To Halt U.S. Arms Supplies To Syrian Allies

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii introduced the "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" this week. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the bill and how it relates to US involvement in Syria.

Strange Calling Error Suggests Reporter Stumbled Upon Cuba Target Of Phone Fraud

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

When Atlantic reporter Sarah Zhang tried to call Cuba, she got an error message, followed by a recording of War of the Worlds. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, she stumbled into a kind of telecom fraud.

Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

The Trump transition team is asking which Department of Energy employees have been involved in climate change talks. A long questionnaire sent to agency employees is raising concerns.

Jury Shown Video Of Dylann Roof's Confession: 'We All Know I'm Guilty'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

Jurors in Dylann Roof's federal trial got to hear from the Charleston church shooting suspect firsthand. Prosecutors played his FBI interrogation tape that was recorded in 2015.

Actor Kirk Douglas Turns 100

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500

The actor — who played a boxer, a hard-bitten detective, a cynical reporter, Doc Holliday, Vincent Van Gogh and a French colonel — turned 100. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on Kirk Douglas' career.