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Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program 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. 

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Episodes

  • Connections In Hate Between NZ And Norway Shooters

    The man arrested for the shooting in New Zealand is thought to have been inspired the the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. Melissa Block speaks with Åsne Seierstad, who wrote a book about him.

  • 5 New National Monuments

    President Trump signed a sweeping land conservation bill into law on Tuesday, giving the Untied States five new national monuments.

  • With Planes Grounded, Boeing Considers Its Next Steps

    The FAA has ordered airlines to stop flying certain Boeing models after two crashes. Boeing is still making the planes but they're not going to customers and a bottleneck may be brewing.

  • Beto O'Rourke Visits Iowa

    Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced he is running for president. And he is making his first campaign swing through Iowa.

  • Beats By Arthur Dubois

    Arthur Dubois went viral this week after videos of his trap music beats started circulating. The 72-year-old self-taught music producer talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his newfound fame.

  • How Easy It Is To Identify Strangers With Google

    NPR's Scott Simon asks St. John's University law school's Kate Klonick about her assignment asking students to identify strangers in public and what they may learn about obscurity and privacy.

  • Military Seeks Tech Talent In New Ways

    The U.S. military is struggling to recruit tech talent. One approach is a program that partners with universities to involve students, who have no intention of enlisting, in solving military problems.