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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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'The Nutcracker' With An Alaskan Twist

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

In Sitka, the local production of The Nutrcracker is uniquely Alaskan. Father Herring replaces Mother Ginger; the Mosquito Queen reigns instead of the Mouse King.

(Image credit: BJordan)

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An Author Addresses A Young Santa Skeptic — Her Daughter

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

Martha Brockenbrough's new children's book Love, Santa answers potentially delicate questions. "This source of magic that so enraptures us around this time of year — well, it's us," she says.

(Image credit: Arthur A. Levine Books )

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'Bollywood Kitchen': A Celebration Of Indian-American Cuisine

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

A new cookbook aims to capture the blended cuisine of second-generation Indian-Americans. It pairs recipes with Bollywood movies, for an added taste of home.

(Image credit: Josh Loock/NPR)

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She Escaped The Shooter's Bullets In Las Vegas, But Her Mental Scars Remain

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Melissa Barham went to the Jason Aldean concert with her family. They all escaped without physical injury, but Barham is wrestling with the emotional aftereffects, especially during the holidays.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Melissa Barham)

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The Dominican Sisters Of Mary Shares The 'True Beauty' Of Christmas With New Album

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. convent perform in the NPR studios and discuss their holiday album.

(Image credit: De Montfort Music)

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Cemeteries Turn To Swamps As Alaska's Permafrost Melts

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

A cemetery in rural Alaska that was built into the permanently frozen layer of soil is at risk now that the permafrost is melting.

(Image credit: Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK)

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Republicans Turn To Taxes After Alabama Defeat

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

After a big political loss in the Alabama Senate race, Republicans are focusing on securing their first major legislative victory: passing a tax overhaul bill.

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Saturday Sports: Green Bay Packers, Houston Rockets

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

The NFL continues to produce drama on and off the field while the Ball family does the same for the NBA.

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Insights Into The Extinction Of The Passenger Pigeon

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Scientists have been searching through passenger pigeon DNA to try to explain how such a huge, abundant population of birds could go extinct so quickly.

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The Future Of Polar Bears

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven Amstrup if the animals can survive if sea ice continues to melt.

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Lobbyist Has To Change The Way She Does Business In Era Of #MeToo

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

The growing awareness about inappropriate behavior has created awkwardness in the workplace for some people. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the matter with Jennifer Green, a lobbyist in Florida.

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Residents File Lawsuits Against Utilities As Wildfires Continue

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

The massive wildfire in California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties continues to burn and destroy. Now residents are bringing lawsuits claiming utility companies are to blame.

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What's In The Tax Bill

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Republican lawmakers released their final tax overhaul bill after differences between the House and Senate versions were hashed out. We look at how will it affect Americans taxes.

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A Look At RT's 'Redacted Tonight'

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

The satirical program Redacted Tonight would be at home on Comedy Central, but it airs on RT America, produced by a company the Trump administration required last month to register as a foreign agent.

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An Update On The Russia Investigation

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein defended Robert Mueller and his team before Congress this week. Republicans are questioning the impartiality of the Russia investigation.

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Movies You Missed: 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Listener Audrey Wang watched The Muppet Christmas Carol for the first time this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about what she thought of it.

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The Mystery Of The 'Oumuamua' Asteroid

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

NPR's Scott Simon asks the SETI Institute's Seth Shostak about what scientists have learned so far about a recently detected interstellar object.

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Harvey Dumped Up To 127 Billion Tons Of Water On Texas

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Scientists say they know the amount of rain that fell on Houston during Harvey through the pressure all that water put on the Earth's crust.

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TSA Bomb-Sniffing Dog Leaves Her Mark At Chicago Airport

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

A dog working security at Chicago's Midway airport is skittish around crowds. Authorities there are being patient as she nervously dirties the terminal.

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Amsterdam's 'Night Mayor' On The Nightlife Balancing Act

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:48am

Mirik Milan helps oversee Amsterdam over night. NPR's Scott Simon asks him about being a "night mayor" and how he balances the needs of residents with the city's desire to have a vibrant nightlife.

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