FEED - Weekend Edition Saturday

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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 Simon.
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New Novel Follows Undocumented Mother's Journey Through U.S. Immigration System

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Aaron Bobrow-Strain about his new book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, which documents the life of a young Mexican woman journeying through the U.S. immigration system.

Categories: Syndicated

Nepal, Home To The World's Largest Seder, Puts On Massive Passover Celebration

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Nepal has long been a favorite destination of young Israeli tourist backpackers – so much so that the organization Chabad there puts on a huge Passover celebration to accommodate them.

Categories: Syndicated

'Physically And Mentally Draining': The Economic Hardships U.S. Dairy Farmers Face

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Penny Berg and her son, Mark Berg, tell NPR's Scott Simon about the current economic difficulties facing American dairy farmers.

Categories: Syndicated

Saturday Sports: The Injury That Sidelined One Of WNBA's Best Players

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports reporter Tom Goldman about the injury affecting one of the WNBA's best players. Plus, they discuss a new initiative aimed at making racing less deadly for horses.

Categories: Syndicated

Yellow Vest Protestors In Paris Mix With Notre Dame Cathedral Mourners

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Yellow Vest protestors plan their weekly demonstrations in the wake of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and calls for unity from the French president.

Categories: Syndicated

Thousands Of Stop And Shop Employees In New England Strike For New Contract

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Grocery workers in New England are striking to preserve pensions and other benefits. Their employer, Stop and Shop, says it can't compete unless it brings down costs.

Categories: Syndicated

Mueller Report: Law Professor On Prosecuting An Obstruction Of Justice Case

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon asks New York University law professor Ryan Goodman why he thinks the redacted Mueller report points to collusion and what he feels the odds of an obstruction of justice case are.

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Mueller Report: Ex-Prosecutor On Why An Obstruction Of Justice Case Has Weak Odds Of Success

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon asks former prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg why he thinks a case against President Trump for obstruction of justice has weak odds of success.

Categories: Syndicated

'Link Link Circus' Explores Deep Connection Between Animals And Humans

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon asks actress Isabella Rossellini about her new one-woman, one-dog show, "Link Link Circus."

Categories: Syndicated

Iconic Helvetica Font Gets First Redesign In Decades

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Charles Nix, Mitch Goldstein, and Sarah Hyndman talk to NPR's Scott Simon about a recent face-lift to the typeface Helvetica, which recently got its first redesign in 35 years.

Categories: Syndicated

Chris Mullin's Novel Projects Britain's Post-Brexit Woes

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Chris Mullin about Brexit, migration, and his new novel, The Friends of Harry Perkins. It's a follow-up to Mullin's 1982 hit book, A Very British Coup.

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'Baseball Brit' Hopes To Attend 162 MLB Games This Season

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Joey Mellows from Portsmouth, England, who is currently traveling around the U.S. hoping to attend 162 baseball games –– the equivalent of a Major League schedule.

Categories: Syndicated

Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.

(Image credit: Christophe Petit Tesson/AP)

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100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.

(Image credit: Stephanie Berger/Courtesy of Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Categories: Syndicated

Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? A Parent's 'Last Resort' Has Consequences

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.

(Image credit: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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60 Years Ago, 'Fidelmania' Took New York City By Storm

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

On April 21, 1959, Fidel Castro arrived in New York to a crowd of 20,000 people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Tony Perrottet about the Cuban leader's historic U.S. visit.

Categories: Syndicated

Democrats Divided Over Pursuing Impeachment

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Democrats are pressing ahead with their own inquiry over the Mueller investigation, issuing a subpoena for the full report and underlying evidence. They're divided over pursuing impeachment.

Categories: Syndicated

Opinion: A Showcase Of 'Uncaged Art' By Children Once Detained

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon explores an art exhibit in El Paso, Texas, by unaccompanied minors detained at the now-closed Tornillo Children's Detention center.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Frontera Studio)

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How Shrinking Newsrooms Impact Local Politics

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

A study in Urban Affairs Review found shrinking newsrooms can potentially impact the number of candidates who run for mayor. NPR's Scott Simon talks to professor Meghan Rubado, co-author of the study.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs, Baseball Season Begins

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

ESPN's Howard Bryant talks with Scott Simon about the start of the NBA playoffs and some of the story lines from the early days of baseball season.

Categories: Syndicated