Weekend Edition Saturday
Weekend Edition Saturday

Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball

Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball.

Weekend Edition Saturday

At Aging Conference, Old Is The New Black

For the first in a series of regular discussions about aging, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Ina Jaffe from the Aging in America Conference in Chicago.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies

Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Birder Finds Panama Packed With Species, But No Harpy Eagles

There are more species of birds in Panama than all of North America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ray Brown, host of the radio program Talkin' Birds, who just returned from the country.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees

In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Singer And Composer Goes Home To Make Brazilan Music

For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, Made in Brazil.

Weekend Edition Saturday

In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

Weekend Edition Saturday

The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off.

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