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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424 Steps To Happiness: A Father's Journey Beyond 'The Fall'
A son with cerebral palsy inspires a new way to think about imperfection, exaltation and love in a new memoir by Brazilian novelist and screenwriter Diogo Mainardi.
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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes
Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.
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Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series
The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.
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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.
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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'
Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
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Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election
The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.
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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town
A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.
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American Soldier, Iraqi Interpreter: From Strangers To 'Brothers'
When Sgt. Paul Braun was serving in Iraq, his company was assigned an interpreter they called Philip. At first the two men were wary of each other; later, Braun worked to bring Philip to the states.
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Chinese Find Number URLs Easier Than Letters
Chinese characters don't readily work with the English-centric internet. The New Republic's Chris Beam tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chinese use numbers that when pronounced, sound like words.
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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets
Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.
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