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, 16 Feb 2019 19:44:16 -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 Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:44:16 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695494292/talkin-birds-the-great-backyard-bird-count?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695494292/talkin-birds-the-great-backyard-bird-count?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count NPR 400 no Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research. Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695422007/pope-defrocks-theodore-mccarrick?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695422007/pope-defrocks-theodore-mccarrick?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick NPR 246 no Pope Francis has defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has been accused of sex abuse. Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain' Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The book threads the history of Thailand with the modern world. ]]> Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420288/pitchaya-sudbanthad-on-bangkok-wakes-to-rain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420288/pitchaya-sudbanthad-on-bangkok-wakes-to-rain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain' NPR Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The book threads the history of Thailand with the modern world. ]]> 381 no NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pitchaya Sudbanthad about his novel <em>Bangkok Wakes to Rain. </em>The book threads the history of Thailand with the modern world. Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420281/universities-scour-yearbooks-after-northam?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420281/universities-scour-yearbooks-after-northam?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam NPR 232 no After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive. Making Money As A Rent-A-Goalie Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420272/making-money-as-a-rent-a-goalie?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420272/making-money-as-a-rent-a-goalie?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Making Money As A Rent-A-Goalie NPR 118 no Keith Hamilton of Toronto talks about what it's like to be a rent-a-goalie for amateur ice hockey teams. Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick And Kareem Hunt Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420265/saturday-sports-colin-kaepernick-and-kareem-hunt?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420265/saturday-sports-colin-kaepernick-and-kareem-hunt?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick And Kareem Hunt NPR 241 no Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL after alleging collusion to deprive him employment. Meanwhile, the league is keeping Kareem Hunt in its ranks. 30 Years After Departure, Russian Veterans Remember Afghan War Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420258/30-years-after-departure-russian-veterans-remember-afghan-war?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420258/30-years-after-departure-russian-veterans-remember-afghan-war?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday 30 Years After Departure, Russian Veterans Remember Afghan War NPR 237 no Thirty years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russian veterans of that disastrous war muse on their service and the U.S. as it contemplates its own pullout. U.S. National Debt Passes $22 Trillion Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420251/u-s-national-debt-passes-22-trillion?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420251/u-s-national-debt-passes-22-trillion?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday U.S. National Debt Passes $22 Trillion NPR 312 no The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan why and what the long-term consequences could be. Gunman Kills 5 In Aurora, Ill. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420244/gunman-kills-5-in-aurora-ill?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420244/gunman-kills-5-in-aurora-ill?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Gunman Kills 5 In Aurora, Ill. Patrick Smith 245 no A mass shooting in Aurora, Ill., has left six people, including the gunman, dead. Week In Politics Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420237/week-in-politics?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420237/week-in-politics?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Week In Politics NPR 212 no The president declared a national emergency in order to supplement the border security funding provided by Congress this week. The question of an emergency will likely end up at the Supreme Court. Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon On Border Wall Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420230/nebraska-rep-don-bacon-on-border-wall?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420230/nebraska-rep-don-bacon-on-border-wall?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon On Border Wall NPR 279 no NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., about his stance on the president's national emergency declaration and funding for border security. Tax Exemptions For Art In Rhode Island Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420223/tax-exemptions-for-art-in-rhode-island?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420223/tax-exemptions-for-art-in-rhode-island?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Tax Exemptions For Art In Rhode Island NPR 238 no NPR's Scott Simon asks Rhode Island author Paul Caranci about a provision in his state's tax code that exempts certain works of art from sales tax. Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace Jr. On Going Back To The Daytona 500 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420216/darrell-bubba-wallace-jr-on-going-back-to-the-daytona-500?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420216/darrell-bubba-wallace-jr-on-going-back-to-the-daytona-500?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace Jr. On Going Back To The Daytona 500 NPR 223 no NPR's Scott Simon talks to NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace. Wallace returns to Daytona International Speedway for his second Daytona 500 this weekend. If The U.S. And China Don't Reach A Trade Deal, Consumers Will Soon Feel The Impact Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420209/if-the-u-s-and-china-dont-reach-a-trade-deal-consumers-will-soon-feel-the-impact?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420209/if-the-u-s-and-china-dont-reach-a-trade-deal-consumers-will-soon-feel-the-impact?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday If The U.S. And China Don't Reach A Trade Deal, Consumers Will Soon Feel The Impact Grant Gerlock 199 no So far, the U.S. trade war with China hasn't affected consumers much. But without a deal soon, tariffs on thousands of products will more than double. SPLC On Suing Trump Over Asylum-Seeker Policy Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420202/splc-on-suing-trump-over-asylum-seeker-policy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420202/splc-on-suing-trump-over-asylum-seeker-policy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday SPLC On Suing Trump Over Asylum-Seeker Policy NPR 270 no NPR's Scott Simon asks the Southern Poverty Law Center's Melissa Crow about challenging a policy requiring asylum-seekers at the Southern border to remain in Mexico while their cases are considered. The Power Of Congress After Trump's Emergency Declaration Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420195/the-power-of-congress-after-trumps-emergency-declaration?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420195/the-power-of-congress-after-trumps-emergency-declaration?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday The Power Of Congress After Trump's Emergency Declaration NPR 268 no The president circumvented Congress by declaring a national emergency. James Wallner of the conservative R Street Institute tells NPR's Scott Simon that lawmakers failed to take action to stop Trump. Nigeria Delays Elections Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420188/nigeria-delays-elections?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420188/nigeria-delays-elections?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Nigeria Delays Elections NPR 235 no Nigerians were to vote on Saturday, but the election was postponed by a week. The leading presidential contenders are two men are in their 70s in a nation where the median age is 18. Former CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske On Trump's Border Declaration Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420181/former-cbp-commissioner-gil-kerlikowske-on-trumps-border-declaration?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695420181/former-cbp-commissioner-gil-kerlikowske-on-trumps-border-declaration?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Former CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske On Trump's Border Declaration NPR 243 no NPR's Scott Simon asks former drug czar and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske about President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the border. Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695293679/opinion-good-night-oppy-a-farewell-to-nasas-mars-rover?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695293679/opinion-good-night-oppy-a-farewell-to-nasas-mars-rover?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover NPR 207 no NASA's admission this week that the agency has lost contact with a Mars rover brings an end to a compelling story of usefulness and resilience. Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical Science magazine's "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, presents the 2018 winner, Pramodh Senarath Yapa. He won over judges with his choreographic rendition of some chaotic electrons.]]> Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:14:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695119872/ph-d-student-breaks-down-electron-physics-into-a-swinging-musical?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695119872/ph-d-student-breaks-down-electron-physics-into-a-swinging-musical?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical NPR Science magazine's "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, presents the 2018 winner, Pramodh Senarath Yapa. He won over judges with his choreographic rendition of some chaotic electrons.]]> 302 no John Bohannon, founder of <em>Science </em>magazine's "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, presents the 2018 winner, Pramodh Senarath Yapa. He won over judges with his choreographic rendition of some chaotic electrons. As More Electric Cars Arrive, What's The Future For Gas-Powered Engines? Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/694303169/as-more-electric-cars-arrive-whats-the-future-for-gas-powered-engines?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/694303169/as-more-electric-cars-arrive-whats-the-future-for-gas-powered-engines?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday As More Electric Cars Arrive, What's The Future For Gas-Powered Engines? NPR 271 no The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market — albeit not as quickly as environmental activists might like. Hungry Deer May Be Changing How Things Sound In The Forest Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:01:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/13/693905954/hungry-deer-may-be-changing-how-things-sound-in-the-forest?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/13/693905954/hungry-deer-may-be-changing-how-things-sound-in-the-forest?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Hungry Deer May Be Changing How Things Sound In The Forest NPR 189 no Sound travels differently through open fields than the woods. When deer eat up bushes, small trees and other forest plants, it affects the transmission of bird calls and other natural sounds. How Racism Has Manifested Itself In Schools, As Recalled By Listeners Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955877/listeners-share-stories-of-racism-at-school?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955877/listeners-share-stories-of-racism-at-school?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday How Racism Has Manifested Itself In Schools, As Recalled By Listeners NPR 308 no Recent stories about high-profile politicians in Virginia having worn blackface have caused many people to recount their own experiences and how it made them feel unwelcome, or unsafe. Former 'Enquirer' Spokesman On Bezos Allegations National Enquirer, about allegations that American Media Inc. tried to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.]]> Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955870/former-enquirer-spokesman-on-bezos-allegations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955870/former-enquirer-spokesman-on-bezos-allegations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Former 'Enquirer' Spokesman On Bezos Allegations NPR National Enquirer, about allegations that American Media Inc. tried to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.]]> 266 no NPR's Scott Simon talks to Stu Zakim, former spokesman for the <em>National Enquirer,</em> about allegations that American Media Inc. tried to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Paradise, Calif., Holds Memorial For 85 Killed In Fire Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955863/paradise-calif-holds-memorial-for-85-killed-in-fire?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955863/paradise-calif-holds-memorial-for-85-killed-in-fire?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Paradise, Calif., Holds Memorial For 85 Killed In Fire NPR 234 no A community-wide memorial service was held on Friday for the 85 people who died in November's Camp Fire. One man whose father died in the fire is trying to figure out where his family goes from here. Saturday Sports: NBA Trades, Baseball's Free Agents Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955856/saturday-sports-nba-trades-baseballs-free-agents?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955856/saturday-sports-nba-trades-baseballs-free-agents?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Saturday Sports: NBA Trades, Baseball's Free Agents NPR 234 no NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the stark differences between Major League Baseball and the NBA when it comes to free agents. Rethinking Traffic Stops Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955849/rethinking-traffic-stops?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955849/rethinking-traffic-stops?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Rethinking Traffic Stops NPR 187 no Scott Simon talks with Frank Baumgartner of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about how police are rethinking traffic stops, which often disproportionately target African-Americans. Protesters Oppose Border Wall In Mission, Texas Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955842/protesters-oppose-border-wall-in-mission-texas?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955842/protesters-oppose-border-wall-in-mission-texas?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Protesters Oppose Border Wall In Mission, Texas NPR 174 no We go to Mission, Texas, on the Southern border, where protests have sprung up against a proposed border wall. An Overview Of State Abortion Laws Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955835/an-overview-of-state-abortion-laws?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955835/an-overview-of-state-abortion-laws?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday An Overview Of State Abortion Laws NPR 270 no Scott Simon talks to Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about new abortion laws in state legislatures across the country. Update On Sexual Assault Allegations Against Virginia's Lieutenant Governor Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955828/update-on-sexual-assault-allegations-against-virginias-lieutenant-governor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955828/update-on-sexual-assault-allegations-against-virginias-lieutenant-governor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Update On Sexual Assault Allegations Against Virginia's Lieutenant Governor NPR 228 no We have an update on the political situation in Virginia after a second allegation of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. A Fake Orchestra Performance In 'Sounds Like Titanic' Sounds Like Titanic, raises questions about identity and reality.]]> Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955821/a-fake-orchestra-performance-in-sounds-like-titanic?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955821/a-fake-orchestra-performance-in-sounds-like-titanic?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday A Fake Orchestra Performance In 'Sounds Like Titanic' NPR Sounds Like Titanic, raises questions about identity and reality.]]> 450 no Scott Simon talks with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman about playing with an orchestra that played to sounds from a CD. Her memoir, <em>Sounds Like Titanic,</em> raises questions about identity and reality. Democrats Court Iowa's Rural Voters Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955814/democrats-court-iowas-rural-voters?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955814/democrats-court-iowas-rural-voters?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Democrats Court Iowa's Rural Voters Clay Masters 234 no Many Democrats with presidential ambitions in 2020 are already making trips to Iowa. And some of them are trying hard to win over rural supporters the party lost in 2016. Parkland Students Speak, One Year Later Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955807/parkland-students-speak-one-year-later?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955807/parkland-students-speak-one-year-later?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Parkland Students Speak, One Year Later NPR 418 no NPR's Scott Simon speaks with activists Matt Deitsch and Charlie Mirsky about their efforts to end gun violence in the wake of last year's shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Where Dictators Go After Losing Power Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955800/where-dictators-go-after-losing-power?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955800/where-dictators-go-after-losing-power?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Where Dictators Go After Losing Power NPR 245 no If Venezuela ousts its president, Nicolas Maduro, where would he go? NPR's Scott Simon asks columnist Moisés Naím what options dictators and strongmen have once they're cast out. Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955793/whitaker-says-he-hasnt-interfered-in-mueller-probe?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692955793/whitaker-says-he-hasnt-interfered-in-mueller-probe?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe NPR 225 no Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe. Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:57:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/09/692819105/defying-parents-a-teen-decides-to-get-vaccinated?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/09/692819105/defying-parents-a-teen-decides-to-get-vaccinated?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated NPR 263 no Ethan Lindenberger had never received vaccines for diseases like polio or measles because his mom is anti-vaccine. Now he's 18, he's finally getting his shots. How To Demand A Medical Breakthrough: Lessons From The AIDS Fight Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:38:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/09/689924838/how-to-demand-a-medical-breakthrough-lessons-from-the-aids-fight?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/09/689924838/how-to-demand-a-medical-breakthrough-lessons-from-the-aids-fight?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday How To Demand A Medical Breakthrough: Lessons From The AIDS Fight NPR 434 no When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history. In 'The Night Tiger,' Fantastic Beasts Of Colonial Malaysia Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:33:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692822948/in-the-night-tiger-fantastic-beasts-of-colonial-malaysia?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692822948/in-the-night-tiger-fantastic-beasts-of-colonial-malaysia?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday In 'The Night Tiger,' Fantastic Beasts Of Colonial Malaysia NPR 391 no Yangsze Choo's second novel features a disembodied finger, Chinese dancehalls of the 1930s and weretigers. For the author, it's a book of parallel worlds: the supernatural and the real. Video Clips Of Oil Train Disaster Used In Netflix Sci-Fi Films Anger Canadians Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:32:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692826776/video-clips-of-oil-train-disaster-used-in-netflix-sci-fi-films-anger-canadians?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692826776/video-clips-of-oil-train-disaster-used-in-netflix-sci-fi-films-anger-canadians?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Video Clips Of Oil Train Disaster Used In Netflix Sci-Fi Films Anger Canadians Brian Mann 167 no In 2013, an American-owned oil tanker train exploded in the Quebec city of Lac-Megantic and killed 47 people. Canadians are furious that video of the disaster is being used by Netflix in sci-fi films. Bobbie Gentry's 'The Delta Sweete' Gets A Much-Belated Tribute Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.]]> Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:32:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692443686/bobbie-gentrys-the-delta-sweete-gets-a-much-belated-tribute?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692443686/bobbie-gentrys-the-delta-sweete-gets-a-much-belated-tribute?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Bobbie Gentry's 'The Delta Sweete' Gets A Much-Belated Tribute NPR Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.]]> 507 no Scott Simon discusses a star-studded reimagining of Gentry's 1968 cult classic with two of its contributors, country artist Margo Price and <em>Rolling Stone</em> editor David Fricke. Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them? Führer.]]> Sat, 09 Feb 2019 07:31:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692855767/opinion-paintings-by-adolf-hitler-are-unremarkable-so-why-forge-them?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/09/692855767/opinion-paintings-by-adolf-hitler-are-unremarkable-so-why-forge-them?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them? NPR Führer.]]> 202 no NPR's Scott Simon reflects on why someone would create a forgery of a painting by Adolf Hitler after German police raided an art house in Nuremberg with suspected counterfeits painted by the <em>Führer.</em> Calls For Virginia Gov. Northam To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges Sat, 02 Feb 2019 17:30:00 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/691020444/calls-for-virginia-gov-northam-to-resign-after-racist-photo-emerges?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/691020444/calls-for-virginia-gov-northam-to-resign-after-racist-photo-emerges?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Calls For Virginia Gov. Northam To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges NPR 227 no After a page from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook was published online, Shermichael Singleton, a republican political consultant, tells NPR's Scott Simon that Northam has to go. Executive Producer Of 'Horror Noire' Documentary Shares 3 Must-See Black Horror Films Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She gives NPR's Scott Simon her recommendations for films featured in the documentary. ]]> Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916833/executive-producer-of-horror-noire-documentary-shares-3-must-see-black-horror-fi?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916833/executive-producer-of-horror-noire-documentary-shares-3-must-see-black-horror-fi?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Executive Producer Of 'Horror Noire' Documentary Shares 3 Must-See Black Horror Films NPR Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She gives NPR's Scott Simon her recommendations for films featured in the documentary. ]]> 259 no Tananarive Due is an executive producer on the new Shudder documentary, <em>Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror</em>. She gives NPR's Scott Simon her recommendations for films featured in the documentary. The History Behind The Highs And Lows Of The Marginal Tax Rate Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916819/the-history-behind-the-highs-and-lows-of-the-marginal-tax-rate?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916819/the-history-behind-the-highs-and-lows-of-the-marginal-tax-rate?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday The History Behind The Highs And Lows Of The Marginal Tax Rate NPR 273 no There was shock this week at the suggestion of a 70 percent tax rate. But law professor Dorothy Brown explains to NPR's Scott Simon that the U.S.'s marginal tax rate has been as high as 94 percent. Success Of Venezuela's Opposition Campaign Depends On The Country's Security Forces Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916788/success-of-venezuelas-opposition-campaign-depends-on-the-country-s-security-forc?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916788/success-of-venezuelas-opposition-campaign-depends-on-the-country-s-security-forc?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Success Of Venezuela's Opposition Campaign Depends On The Country's Security Forces NPR 421 no Venezuela's embattled president still retains the support of the armed forces, but for how much longer? A high-ranking veteran member of the security forces struggles with whether to abandon his post. Done Or Dormant? Council On Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Says ISIS Remains A Force Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916781/done-or-dormant-council-on-foreign-relations-senior-fellow-says-isis-remains-a-f?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916781/done-or-dormant-council-on-foreign-relations-senior-fellow-says-isis-remains-a-f?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Done Or Dormant? Council On Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Says ISIS Remains A Force NPR 251 no The Trump administration says ISIS is no longer a threat. But Gayle Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations disagrees. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that ISIS remains dangerous across Syria and Iraq. 'The Lost Girls of Paris' Fictionalizes True Tale Of Female Spies During World War II The Lost Girls of Paris. It's the story of a group of British female spies sent to France during World War II.]]> Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916774/the-lost-girls-of-paris-fictionalizes-true-tale-of-female-spies-during-world-war?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916774/the-lost-girls-of-paris-fictionalizes-true-tale-of-female-spies-during-world-war?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday 'The Lost Girls of Paris' Fictionalizes True Tale Of Female Spies During World War II NPR The Lost Girls of Paris. It's the story of a group of British female spies sent to France during World War II.]]> 302 no NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pam Jenoff about her new novel, <em>The Lost Girls of Paris.</em> It's the story of a group of British female spies sent to France during World War II. Pope Francis Set To Make Historic Trip To Arabian Peninsula Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916767/pope-francis-set-to-make-historic-trip-to-arabian-peninsula?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916767/pope-francis-set-to-make-historic-trip-to-arabian-peninsula?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday Pope Francis Set To Make Historic Trip To Arabian Peninsula NPR 220 no Pope Francis travels to the United Arab Emirates, where he will be the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula, known as the cradle of Islam. The UAE is home to one million Catholics. As More States Legalize Marijuana Use, NFL Wrestles With Whether They Should Too Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916760/as-more-states-legalize-marijuana-use-nfl-wrestles-with-whether-they-should-too?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916760/as-more-states-legalize-marijuana-use-nfl-wrestles-with-whether-they-should-too?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday As More States Legalize Marijuana Use, NFL Wrestles With Whether They Should Too Esteban Bustillos 234 no As more states legalize marijuana, there are growing calls from professional football players to let them use pot to manage and alleviate their pain. New Court Documents Reveal OxyContin Manufacturer's Marketing Tactics Sat, 02 Feb 2019 08:06:06 -0500 https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916746/new-court-documents-reveal-oxycontin-manufacturers-marketing-tactics?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday https://www.npr.org/2019/02/02/690916746/new-court-documents-reveal-oxycontin-manufacturers-marketing-tactics?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nprprogramsweekendeditionsaturday New Court Documents Reveal OxyContin Manufacturer's Marketing Tactics Deborah Becker 190 no Court documents released show that Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, sought to push doctors to prescribe the painkiller even though the company knew it was addictive and dangerous.