Weekend Edition Saturday
Weekend Edition Saturday

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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Italy is spending hundreds of millions to save dying villages. Will it work?

Using pandemic recovery funds from the European Union, Italy is trying to bring back one dying village in each of its regions. The villages will each get $20 million.

Superorganism reaches into all the musical corners of the Earth on 'World Wide Pop'

NPR's Daniel Estrin talks with Superorganism's singer, Orono, about the band's latest album, "World Wide Pop."

Books We Love: 3 recommendations for a non-fiction read

A summer edition of NPR's Books We Love. Today, we hear recommendations from our staff for three non-fiction titles: "Making Videogames," "The Nineties," and "Korean American."

Saturday sports: Serena Williams to retire; Fernando Tatis Jr. 80-game suspension

NPR's Daniel Estrin talks with Howard Bryant of Meadowlark Media about Serena Williams' retirement announcement and a baseball all-star's 80-game suspension.

The Nez Perce tribe resumes annual powwows after pandemic hiatus

The Nez Perce tribe has resumed its annual powwows after canceling them for the pandemic. They are an important way for the tribe to assert its presence in northeastern Oregon.

What daily life in Afghanistan looks like, 1 year after the Taliban takeover

A look at what ordinary Afghans have lost, and gained, since August 15, 2021, when the Taliban abruptly took over the country.

Democrats pass major climate, health and tax bill

The House provided final approval to the Democrats' bill that calls for historic climate investments, curbs to prescription drug costs, changes to corporate taxes and more.

Unsealed documents tell the what and why of the FBI's search of Trump's property

The FBI recovered classified information in its search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property this week. Unsealed court filings are offering clues about the investigation.