NPR Programs: Weekend Edition Saturday : NPR https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7 <em>Weekend Edition Saturday</em> 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 Simon. en Copyright 2019 NPR - For Personal Use Only NPR API RSS Generator 0.94 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:53:00 -0500 https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/08/06/npr_we_podcasttile_sq-d0b832c0f79966ae164e06bf4e5d20fe52172c69.jpg?s=200 Weekend Edition Saturday https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7 no 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 Simon.]]> NPR no What's Iran Up To With Recent Rocket Launch Attempt? Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:53:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686886544/whats-iran-up-to-with-recent-rocket-launch-attempt?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686886544/whats-iran-up-to-with-recent-rocket-launch-attempt?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday What's Iran Up To With Recent Rocket Launch Attempt? NPR 195 no Iran attempted to launch a rocket carrying a satellite into space. The Trump administration believes the launch was about developing long-range weapons, but analysts say the tech used is too clunky. Theft From Fuel Pipelines Is A Rampant, Deadly Problem In Mexico Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:54:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686835080/theft-from-fuel-pipelines-is-a-rampant-deadly-problem-in-mexico?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686835080/theft-from-fuel-pipelines-is-a-rampant-deadly-problem-in-mexico?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Theft From Fuel Pipelines Is A Rampant, Deadly Problem In Mexico NPR 237 no Siphoning fuel off the pipelines powers some towns' entire economies, but has also led to major shortages and price hikes. Friday night it also sparked an explosion that killed dozens of people. Analysts: Yellow Vest Protests Sent Macron Administration Into Death Spiral Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:54:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686834588/analysts-yellow-vest-protests-sent-macron-administration-into-death-spiral?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686834588/analysts-yellow-vest-protests-sent-macron-administration-into-death-spiral?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Analysts: Yellow Vest Protests Sent Macron Administration Into Death Spiral NPR 250 no The president promised to revolutionize France when he was elected in 2017, and his plans economic overhaul seemed on track even two months ago. But many experts say Macron is already finished. Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830531/rams-saints-patriots-chiefs-will-set-super-bowl-liii?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830531/rams-saints-patriots-chiefs-will-set-super-bowl-liii?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII NPR 287 no Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NFL conference championship games on Sunday, and how concussions are limiting insurance options in the league. Senate Finds Russian Bots, Bucks Helped Push Brexit Vote Through Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830510/senate-finds-russian-bots-bucks-helped-push-brexit-vote-through?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830510/senate-finds-russian-bots-bucks-helped-push-brexit-vote-through?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Senate Finds Russian Bots, Bucks Helped Push Brexit Vote Through NPR 224 no A recent report on Russian influence operations overseas detailed large amounts of money and effort spent to influence the referendum. Scott Simon talks with The New Yorker's Jane Mayer. Ex-Chicago Police Officer Sentenced To 81 Months For Laquan McDonald Murder Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830503/ex-chicago-police-officer-sentenced-to-17-years-for-laquan-mcdonald-murder?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830503/ex-chicago-police-officer-sentenced-to-17-years-for-laquan-mcdonald-murder?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Ex-Chicago Police Officer Sentenced To 81 Months For Laquan McDonald Murder NPR 212 no A day after three officers were acquitted of trying to cover up the killing, Jason Van Dyke was sent to prison for shooting the black teen 16 times. McDonald's family argues the punishment is light. 'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830496/never-seen-morale-this-low-correctional-officers-struggle-through-shutdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830496/never-seen-morale-this-low-correctional-officers-struggle-through-shutdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday 'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown NPR 185 no NPR's Scott Simon talks to Justin Tarovisky, who works at a penitentiary in Hazelton, W.Va., about what it's been like to put in hours — including overtime and double shifts — without getting paid. The White House And Congress React To The Explosive Cohen Allegations Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830489/the-white-house-and-congress-react-to-the-explosive-cohen-allegations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830489/the-white-house-and-congress-react-to-the-explosive-cohen-allegations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday The White House And Congress React To The Explosive Cohen Allegations NPR 278 no President Trump's ex-lawyer has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Now, a Buzzfeed report says he told investigators that Trump asked for that lie. 'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830482/heartbeat-of-wounded-knee-demystifies-the-modern-native-experience?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830482/heartbeat-of-wounded-knee-demystifies-the-modern-native-experience?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday 'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience NPR 411 no David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular perception, they're fully integrated in U.S. life. In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686658131/in-holy-lands-a-tale-of-family-drama-and-pig-farming-in-israel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686658131/in-holy-lands-a-tale-of-family-drama-and-pig-farming-in-israel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel NPR 428 no The epistolary novel from author Amanda Sthers, newly available in English and now adapted into a feature film, is a story of reconciliation (and raising swine among Jews). On Broadway, 'Network' Goes From Satire To Tragedy Network struck a nerve with its darkly comic predictions about celebrity news anchors and the rise of infotainment. Now, a stage adaptaion is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway.]]> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/684472791/on-broadway-network-goes-from-satire-to-tragedy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/684472791/on-broadway-network-goes-from-satire-to-tragedy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday On Broadway, 'Network' Goes From Satire To Tragedy NPR Network struck a nerve with its darkly comic predictions about celebrity news anchors and the rise of infotainment. Now, a stage adaptaion is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway.]]> 342 no The 1976 movie <em>Network </em>struck a nerve with its darkly comic predictions about celebrity news anchors and the rise of infotainment. Now, a stage adaptaion is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. She Wanted To Be The Perfect Mom, Then Landed In A Psychiatric Unit Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500 https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/01/19/681603052/she-wanted-to-be-the-perfect-mom-then-landed-in-a-psychiatric-unit?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/01/19/681603052/she-wanted-to-be-the-perfect-mom-then-landed-in-a-psychiatric-unit?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday She Wanted To Be The Perfect Mom, Then Landed In A Psychiatric Unit April Dembosky 401 no Postpartum psychosis is rare but very real, doctors say. And, unlike in some countries, U.S. moms who need inpatient psychiatric care can't bring along their babies, adding to the trauma. Morphine, And A Side Of Grief Counseling: Nursing Students Learn How To Handle Death Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830475/morphine-and-a-side-of-grief-counseling-nurses-learn-how-to-handle-death?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830475/morphine-and-a-side-of-grief-counseling-nurses-learn-how-to-handle-death?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Morphine, And A Side Of Grief Counseling: Nursing Students Learn How To Handle Death Blake Farmer 169 no Research has found that university curriculum often goes light on one of life's universal experiences — dying. So some colleges have gone to new lengths to make the training more meaningful. Immigration Courts Have A Huge Backlog. The Shutdown's Making It Worse Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830468/immigration-courts-have-a-huge-backlog-the-shutdowns-making-it-worse?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830468/immigration-courts-have-a-huge-backlog-the-shutdowns-making-it-worse?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Immigration Courts Have A Huge Backlog. The Shutdown's Making It Worse Farida Jhabvala Romero 195 no Hundreds of thousands of cases are awaiting hearings, but many are being canceled until the shutdown is resolved. For a Filipina mom in California, that means her seven-year-long wait will go on. 'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830461/if-i-have-to-go-to-100-marches-i-will-do-that-womens-activism-2-years-later?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830461/if-i-have-to-go-to-100-marches-i-will-do-that-womens-activism-2-years-later?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday 'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later NPR 306 no Jenny Mills and Vanessa De Leon have participated in past women's marches. NPR's Scott Simon asks them how they feel about marching today, and about the progress women have made in the Trump era. Government Calls Back Furloughed Aviation Workers, But Gaps Will Remain Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830444/government-calls-back-furloughed-aviation-workers-but-gaps-will-remain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830444/government-calls-back-furloughed-aviation-workers-but-gaps-will-remain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Government Calls Back Furloughed Aviation Workers, But Gaps Will Remain NPR 180 no From inspecting planes to controlling air traffic, the federal government touches every aspect of air travel. Now a lot of that work isn't getting done because of the government shutdown. This Week, The State Of Our Union Was Retaliatory Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830437/this-week-the-state-of-our-union-was-retaliatory?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830437/this-week-the-state-of-our-union-was-retaliatory?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday This Week, The State Of Our Union Was Retaliatory NPR 230 no There's still no end in sight for the partial shutdown of the government — or the line of politicians considering a presidential run in 2020. NPR's Ron Elving examines the latest political news. Mueller Team Breaks Usual Silence To Dispute Buzzfeed's Cohen Perjury Report Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830430/mueller-team-breaks-usual-silence-to-dispute-buzzfeeds-cohen-perjury-report?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830430/mueller-team-breaks-usual-silence-to-dispute-buzzfeeds-cohen-perjury-report?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Mueller Team Breaks Usual Silence To Dispute Buzzfeed's Cohen Perjury Report NPR 244 no The special counsel's office, normally tight-lipped, issued a rare statement Friday night, saying the story — which said the president ordered Cohen to lie to Congress — mischaracterized the evidence. Opinion: Volunteers Step Up To Care For Furloughed Federal Workers Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686763339/opinion-volunteers-step-up-to-care-for-furloughed-federal-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686763339/opinion-volunteers-step-up-to-care-for-furloughed-federal-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Opinion: Volunteers Step Up To Care For Furloughed Federal Workers NPR 170 no Around the country, Americans are pitching in to help out government employees who aren't being paid during the shutdown, offering free meals, free haircuts, interest-free loans, and more. In 2017, Women Marched In Solidarity; 2019 Finds A Fractured Movement Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830517/in-2017-women-marched-in-solidarity-2019-finds-a-fractured-movement?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686830517/in-2017-women-marched-in-solidarity-2019-finds-a-fractured-movement?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday In 2017, Women Marched In Solidarity; 2019 Finds A Fractured Movement NPR 233 no For the third year in a row, women will march in Washington, D.C., and other cities in the name of social change. But some of the messaging is being lost amid controversy surrounding march leaders. Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/18/686468742/defying-trump-administration-calif-offers-federal-workers-unemployment-benefits?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/18/686468742/defying-trump-administration-calif-offers-federal-workers-unemployment-benefits?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits Ben Adler 110 no California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the Department of Labor's guidance that states not allow furloughed workers to collect unemployment "jaw-dropping." Ex-FBI Agent Puts 'New York Times' Report On Trump In Perspective The New York Times report that the FBI formally investigated President Trump for working against American interests.]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:10:33 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684924612/ex-fbi-agent-puts-new-york-times-report-on-trump-in-perspective?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684924612/ex-fbi-agent-puts-new-york-times-report-on-trump-in-perspective?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Ex-FBI Agent Puts 'New York Times' Report On Trump In Perspective NPR The New York Times report that the FBI formally investigated President Trump for working against American interests.]]> 237 no NPR's Scott Simon asks former FBI agent Clint Watts about <em>The New York Times</em> report that the FBI formally investigated President Trump for working against American interests. Saturday Sports: NBA Western Conference Superteams Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748503/saturday-sports-nba-western-conference-superteams?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748503/saturday-sports-nba-western-conference-superteams?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Saturday Sports: NBA Western Conference Superteams NPR 220 no NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about which teams will make the NBA postseason. U.S. Chamber Of Commerce CEO Urges White House, Congress To End Shutdown Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748489/u-s-chamber-of-commerce-ceo-urges-white-house-congress-to-end-shutdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748489/u-s-chamber-of-commerce-ceo-urges-white-house-congress-to-end-shutdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday U.S. Chamber Of Commerce CEO Urges White House, Congress To End Shutdown NPR 269 no NPR's Scott Simon talks to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue about his annual address on the state of the American business. Secretary Of State Pompeo Slated To Meet With Gulf Allies On Countering Iran, Terrorism Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748482/secretary-of-state-pompeo-slated-to-meet-with-gulf-allies-on-countering-iran-ter?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748482/secretary-of-state-pompeo-slated-to-meet-with-gulf-allies-on-countering-iran-ter?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Secretary Of State Pompeo Slated To Meet With Gulf Allies On Countering Iran, Terrorism NPR 240 no Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Gulf allies to try and keep the region focused on the U.S. goals of fighting terrorism and countering Iran. Migrants Waiting To Apply For U.S. Asylum Up Against Ongoing Shutdown Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748475/migrants-waiting-to-apply-for-u-s-asylum-up-against-ongoing-shutdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748475/migrants-waiting-to-apply-for-u-s-asylum-up-against-ongoing-shutdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Migrants Waiting To Apply For U.S. Asylum Up Against Ongoing Shutdown NPR 182 no National focus has been on the border, but what about migrants still waiting for asylum? NPR's Scott Simon talks to attorney Cristian Sanchez, who is helping an LGBTQ migrant group apply for asylum. Poll: Majority Of Americans Frustrated With Shutdown And State Of Politics In General Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748468/poll-majority-of-americans-are-frustrated-with-shutdown-and-state-of-politics-in?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748468/poll-majority-of-americans-are-frustrated-with-shutdown-and-state-of-politics-in?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Poll: Majority Of Americans Frustrated With Shutdown And State Of Politics In General NPR 243 no A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 7 in 10 Americans say the government shutdown is going to hurt the country and that Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government now while budget talks continue. Privacy Concerns Largely Ignored At Annual Consumer Electronics Show Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748454/privacy-concerns-largely-ignored-at-annual-consumer-electronics-show?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748454/privacy-concerns-largely-ignored-at-annual-consumer-electronics-show?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Privacy Concerns Largely Ignored At Annual Consumer Electronics Show NPR 243 no NPR's Scott Simon talks with tech writer Pete Pachal about the issue of privacy and user data being on display — or not — at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show. Private Landowners Along Trump's Proposed Border Wall Risk Losing Property Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748447/private-landowners-along-trumps-proposed-border-wall-risk-losing-property?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748447/private-landowners-along-trumps-proposed-border-wall-risk-losing-property?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Private Landowners Along Trump's Proposed Border Wall Risk Losing Property NPR 264 no NPR's Scott Simon asks ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller about past efforts to build walls along the Southern border and how private land could be seized in the process. Week In Politics: Longest Government Shutdown In U.S. History Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748440/week-in-politics-longest-government-shutdown-in-u-s-history?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748440/week-in-politics-longest-government-shutdown-in-u-s-history?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Week In Politics: Longest Government Shutdown In U.S. History NPR 261 no The longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues to dominate the news out of the nation's capital. But the Mueller investigation also looms over Washington, D.C. How One Arizona Mother Used Crowdsourcing To Make Ends Meet Amid Government Shutdown Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748433/how-one-arizona-mother-used-gofundme-to-make-ends-meet-amid-lingering-government?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748433/how-one-arizona-mother-used-gofundme-to-make-ends-meet-amid-lingering-government?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday How One Arizona Mother Used Crowdsourcing To Make Ends Meet Amid Government Shutdown NPR 235 no Federal employees went without their first paycheck since the partial government shutdown began. Jo Ann Goodlow, a mother of three from Phoenix, turned to crowdsourcing for help. Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684687441/opinion-the-strange-silence-over-chinas-muslim-crackdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684687441/opinion-the-strange-silence-over-chinas-muslim-crackdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown NPR 149 no NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims. Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie' Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:56 -0500 https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2019/01/12/684211259/finding-god-love-and-the-meaning-of-life-in-messiaens-turangal-la-symphonie?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2019/01/12/684211259/finding-god-love-and-the-meaning-of-life-in-messiaens-turangal-la-symphonie?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen's 'Turangal?la-Symphonie' NPR 484 no Baltimore Symphony music director Marin Alsop traces her discovery of the rollicking 75-minute symphony and the man behind the music. The Escalating Attack On Press Freedoms In Nicaragua Confidencial editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro about the Nicaraguan government's brutal crackdown on press freedoms. ]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748496/the-escalating-attack-on-press-freedoms-in-nicaragua?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748496/the-escalating-attack-on-press-freedoms-in-nicaragua?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday The Escalating Attack On Press Freedoms In Nicaragua NPR Confidencial editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro about the Nicaraguan government's brutal crackdown on press freedoms. ]]> 324 no NPR's Scott Simon talks to <em>Confidencial </em>editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro about the Nicaraguan government's brutal crackdown on press freedoms. 'Bluff City' Captures Photographer Ernest Withers During Civil Rights Movement Bluff City author Preston Lauterbach about the undisclosed life of Ernest Withers, a celebrated civil rights photographer and FBI informant.]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748461/bluff-city-captures-photographer-ernest-withers-during-civil-rights-movement?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684748461/bluff-city-captures-photographer-ernest-withers-during-civil-rights-movement?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday 'Bluff City' Captures Photographer Ernest Withers During Civil Rights Movement NPR Bluff City author Preston Lauterbach about the undisclosed life of Ernest Withers, a celebrated civil rights photographer and FBI informant.]]> 390 no NPR's Scott Simon asks <em>Bluff City</em> author Preston Lauterbach about the undisclosed life of Ernest Withers, a celebrated civil rights photographer and FBI informant. Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684704052/gospel-music-industry-leaders-must-speak-out-against-r-kelly-writer-says?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684704052/gospel-music-industry-leaders-must-speak-out-against-r-kelly-writer-says?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly NPR 302 no Despite allegations of sexual abuse, the musician still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for leaders to speak up. A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684607600/a-critic-of-turkey-the-knicks-enes-kanter-speaks-out-about-his-fears-for-his-lif?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684607600/a-critic-of-turkey-the-knicks-enes-kanter-speaks-out-about-his-fears-for-his-lif?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life NPR 245 no The NBA star says he fears that if he travels to London for an upcoming game against the Washington Wizards, he might be killed for speaking out against Turkey's president. A Celebrated Chinese Novelist Dreams Up A Nightmare Sci-Fi Allegory The Day the Sun Died is now available in English in the United States. "Certainly it's a very sharp critique of contemporary society," he says.]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684545371/a-celebrated-chinese-novelist-dreams-up-a-nightmare-sci-fi-allegory?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684545371/a-celebrated-chinese-novelist-dreams-up-a-nightmare-sci-fi-allegory?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday A Celebrated Chinese Novelist Dreams Up A Nightmare Sci-Fi Allegory NPR The Day the Sun Died is now available in English in the United States. "Certainly it's a very sharp critique of contemporary society," he says.]]> 437 no Yan Lianke's newest book <em>The Day the Sun Died</em> is now available in English in the United States. "Certainly it's a very sharp critique of contemporary society," he says. On The Navajo Nation, 5,000 Workers Dependent On A Federal Paycheck Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:07:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684468202/on-the-navajo-nation-5-000-workers-dependent-on-a-federal-paycheck?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/12/684468202/on-the-navajo-nation-5-000-workers-dependent-on-a-federal-paycheck?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday On The Navajo Nation, 5,000 Workers Dependent On A Federal Paycheck Laurel Morales 222 no Native American tribes are more dependent on federal dollars than many other communities. As the shutdown continues, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is asking Congress to exempt tribes. Women Entering A Sacred Temple Spark Protests In India Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394209/women-entering-a-sacred-temple-spark-protests-in-india?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394209/women-entering-a-sacred-temple-spark-protests-in-india?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Women Entering A Sacred Temple Spark Protests In India NPR 222 no Protests erupted across south India after women sneaked into a temple that banned females old enough to menstruate. The temple is part of a debate between gender equality and religious freedom. Saturday Sports: The Bears And The Lady Bears Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394202/saturday-sports-the-bears-and-the-lady-bears?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394202/saturday-sports-the-bears-and-the-lady-bears?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Saturday Sports: The Bears And The Lady Bears NPR 277 no We have a roundup of the week in sports, including the latest on the Chicago Bears, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team. The Bolsonaro Era Begins In Brazil Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394188/the-bolsonaro-era-begins-in-brazil?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394188/the-bolsonaro-era-begins-in-brazil?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday The Bolsonaro Era Begins In Brazil NPR 235 no We have the latest on the big political changes taking shape in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the first week of his new administration. Texas Migrant Tent City To Close By End Of January Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394181/texas-migrant-tent-city-to-close-by-end-of-january?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394181/texas-migrant-tent-city-to-close-by-end-of-january?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Texas Migrant Tent City To Close By End Of January NPR 193 no A tent camp housing migrant children in Texas is due to shut down by the end of January as the federal government releases more detained children to their families. Nancy Pelosi Reclaims The Speaker's Gavel Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394174/nancy-pelosi-reclaims-the-speakers-gavel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394174/nancy-pelosi-reclaims-the-speakers-gavel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Nancy Pelosi Reclaims The Speaker's Gavel NPR 294 no Nancy Pelosi once again became speaker of the House this week as Democrats took control. She made history as the first female speaker in 2007 and her sharp political skills helped her hold onto power. For Military Members, An Elusive Search For Fashion That Conforms Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394110/for-military-members-an-elusive-search-for-fashion-that-conforms?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394110/for-military-members-an-elusive-search-for-fashion-that-conforms?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday For Military Members, An Elusive Search For Fashion That Conforms Zachariah Hughes 223 no Every article of clothing, every accessory worn by a member of the military must conform to regulation. But there are gaps in compliant clothing available to service members, particularly women. Is The Economy Booming Or About To Bust? Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394089/is-the-economy-booming-or-about-to-bust?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394089/is-the-economy-booming-or-about-to-bust?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Is The Economy Booming Or About To Bust? NPR 241 no NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist Megan Greene about the health of the economy and what indicators she's keeping an eye on. Week In Politics: The Shutdown Continues Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394082/week-in-politics-the-shutdown-continues?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682394082/week-in-politics-the-shutdown-continues?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Week In Politics: The Shutdown Continues NPR 273 no Amid the ongoing government shutdown, a new era of divided government kicked off in Washington as Democrats formally took control of the House of Representatives. Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682361470/opinion-louis-c-k-can-say-what-he-wants-but-at-least-be-funny?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682361470/opinion-louis-c-k-can-say-what-he-wants-but-at-least-be-funny?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny NPR 147 no "I don't think Louis C.K. is funny," NPR's Scott Simon says. A comic can be edgy, but one that's not funny "is no more interesting than any other muttering blowhard who craves attention." A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/681996272/a-new-novel-makes-the-sugar-run-out-of-jail-and-back-to-west-virginia?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/681996272/a-new-novel-makes-the-sugar-run-out-of-jail-and-back-to-west-virginia?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia NPR 402 no Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "difficult to love," but loved with "extra fierceness." The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities' Sat, 05 Jan 2019 07:56:15 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/681996078/the-spirit-tells-the-story-in-orchestra-of-minorities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/681996078/the-spirit-tells-the-story-in-orchestra-of-minorities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities' NPR 413 no Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian spirit that refers to Obioma's protagonist as its host.