Weekend Edition Saturday


    

This refreshing combination of news, analysis and features provides wrap-ups and perspectives on the week's events, as well as a taste of what makes weekends special-from sports and gardening to entertainment. Saturday 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Weekend Edition Saturday

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Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports
With the basketball season underway, NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN.com's Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.

Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats
The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.

What We Learn When Find Silence
From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.

Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures
Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.

Another Deadline Looms in Iran Nuclear Talks
As the deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal nears, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan
President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.

London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'
NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

Asians — Not Just Latinos — Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action
President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.


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