Weekend Edition Saturday
Weekend Edition Saturday

U.S. Open Starts Monday, Basketball Says Goodbye To Darryl Dawkins

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the U.S. Open, the legendary Darryl Dawkins, and, yes, a little baseball.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Egypt Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3-Year Prison Terms

Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 3 years and 6 months in prison in a controversial case that's dragged on for nearly 2 years.

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Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts

A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.

Weekend Edition Saturday

What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size

Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire's Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

Weekend Edition Saturday

As Heroin Addiction Grows, Maine Focuses On Drug Enforcement

A cap on the number of opiate addiction patients that doctors can treat means many who want to take Suboxone can't get access to it. In Maine, the governor has reduced funding for the treatment.

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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Randy Adams Still Counts His Blessings

To mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, NPR's Scott Simon checks back in with New Orleans resident Randy Adams who he first spoke with right after the hurricane hit.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Prep School Rape Trial Puts Spotlight On High School Assaults

A male prep school graduate in New Hampshire has been acquitted of felony rape of a freshman girl, but convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault of a minor.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China

As the Chinese stock market dramatically tumbled, the country's state-run news media remained largely silent on the turmoil.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.

Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Months After Deadly Quake, Climbers Again May Go Up Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest has reopened to climbers for the first time since the April earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Outside Magazine editor Grayson Schaffer.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Tragic Stories Throw A Harsh Light On Europe's Migration Crisis

A truck filled with bodies in Austria highlighted the perils of the epic refugee flow into Europe. Hungarian journalist Istvan Szekeres tells NPR's Scott Simon about their journey.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them.

Weekend Edition Saturday

'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

A deft career pivot turned the British artist from a backup dancer for pop videos into a multimedia auteur, with a hand in nearly every aspect of her music career. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

Weekend Edition Saturday

The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

Weekend Edition Saturday

A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

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