Weekend Edition Saturday

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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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  • 9:57am Mar 17, 2013
    World News World News National Politics & Government

    Reading The Tea Leaves Of Obama's Mideast Trip

    President Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when he travels to the Middle East next week. Host Scott Simon talks with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Bloomberg View about the president's upcoming trip.
  • 7:46am Mar 16, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    What's Changed: From Brady Bill To Current Gun Control Push

    Host Scott Simon speaks with Sarah Brady about current attempts to pass gun control legislation. Brady has been active in promoting additional gun control since her husband, former presidential press secretary James Brady, was shot in the head during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.
  • 7:46am Mar 16, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Bright Beginnings, Sad Endings In Sports News

    Spring's around the corner, and baseball's back in full swing with spring training and the World Baseball Classic entering the elimination stage. While the Miami Heat have been on a tear, Grambling State just completed the opposite: a winless season at 0-28. Host Scott Simon is joined by Howard Bryant of ESPN.
  • The noisy film is mostly wordless, with animals and nature filling in the blanks between its strangely stark images.
    The Cinema Guild
    7:46am Mar 16, 2013
    Arts Arts

    'Leviathan': The Fishing Life, From 360 Degrees

    Leviathan is a new film that's a documentary, and yet not quite a documentary. The mostly wordless art piece uses tiny cameras and dramatic soundscaping to probe the edges of human-animal interaction off the coast of New England. The filmmakers explain their unusual production process.
  • 8:47am Mar 10, 2013
    World News World News

    When Insects Go Biblical: Swarms Head Toward Israel

    A plague of locusts has recently moved from the Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Larry Abramson about the swarms that have arrived just a few weeks ahead of the Passover holiday.
  • Chavez celebrates a new oil refinery with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in 2007. Nicaragua repays Venezuela for its oil with sugar, coffee and other goods.
    AFP/Getty Images
    2:06pm Mar 09, 2013
    World News World News

    Venezuelan Oil Subsidies Still Buoy Neighbors, For Now

    Late President Hugo Chavez helped out ideological peers in Latin America, as well as key U.S. allies in the Caribbean. But with Venezuela's own financial challenges and an upcoming presidential election, many of those countries are worried their vital oil lifeline is about to be shut off.
  • Luke and Mark Radlinski reunite at the airport after Mark's deployment in 2007.
    Courtesy of Luke Radlinski
    12:29pm Mar 09, 2013
    National National

    Returning From Duty, Finding Families' Embrace

    For Navy Lt. Mark Radlinski, coming home from Iraq was both the best and worst day. But his brother had no mixed emotions — it was all positive. When Felicia Banks deployed with the Army, her children were not as aware of what was going on. They knew they were thrilled to have her back, though.
  • 8:18am Mar 09, 2013
    National National

    Found At Sea, Civil War Sailors Buried In Arlington

    Friday, two Civil War sailors were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Host Scott Simon talks with Anna Holloway, curator of the USS Monitor Center in Newport, Va., about the two sailors whose bodies were discovered in the turret of a wrecked ship in 2002.