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Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour morning news magazine covers hard news, a wide variety of news makers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.

Scott Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news. There are fresh reports from a cross-section of NPR correspondents on topics from religion to health to food to politics. Simon's interviews with key artists, authors, performers and personalities are always memorable.

For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth
The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need
Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.
A Study Of Gods And Human Nature In 'Tiberius'
Under Tiberius is a new novel about deceit and crime. The main character is the man who came to be known as Jesus Christ. NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Nick Tosches.
MLB Trade Deadline, Deflategate Fallout: The Week In Sports
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about football's deflategate fallout, baseball's trade deadline and Scott's own childhood hero.
Police-Community Collaboration Has Helped Kept Peace In Cincinnati
A 2001 agreement between Cincinnati police, the police union and community groups is credited with keeping protests peaceful there after the killing of an unarmed black motorist by a police officer.
France Refuses To Sell Two Warships To Russia
The dispute follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The 1.6 billion euro helicopter carriers are sitting in French dockyards.
SuperPac Filings, Candidates' Forums: The Week In Politics
Hillary Clinton released her medical report, her tax returns, and a cache of unseen emails on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with senior editor Ron Elving.
At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough
Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness
Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.
To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland
In 2000, the country launched a campaign that seized thousands of white-owned farms. The move helped send Zimbabwe into an economic tailspin. But now, some of those farmers may get that land back.
Kerry Aims To Repair Relations With Egypt
Secretary of State John Kerry visits Egypt on Sunday as the two countries intensify ties, despite the concerns of human rights advocates.
Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics
Kazakhstan lost its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, but a number of Kazakhs see this as an opportunity, not a loss.
Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal
The military deal reached by the United States and Turkey is an attempt to refocus the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Frank Ricciardone.
Candidates Discuss Race And Cities At Urban League
Five presidential candidates spoke at the National Urban League's annual conference on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Urban League President Marc Morial about what the candidates had to say.
Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?
How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

WBHM Interviews

INTERVIEW: US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan
INTERVIEW: Recovering Heroin Addict Brad Blount On A Dark Time, And How He Escaped It
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On State Supreme Court Upholding Alabama Accountability Act
INTERVIEW: State Senator Del Marsh On New Charter School Bill
UA BOT Member On Dr. Ray Watts, UAB Football Controversy
Carsen And Lindley Talk Alabama Schools' Low Test Scores
Federal Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Same-Sex Marriage Decision
UAB Faculty Senate Could Vote For Reassessment of Sports And "No-Confidence"on Watts
INTERVIEW: Big-Picture Perspective On Colleges Ending Football Programs
Protestors Demand Assurances UAB Football Will Not Be Cut
A College For Inmates, And An Interview With Its President
INTERVIEW: Inmate And Horticulture Student Timothy Brown
INTERVIEW: Trisha Powell Crain On Alabama's Low NAEP Ranks
INTERVIEWS With "Make Them Listen" Anti-Illegal-Immigration Protesters
Interview: Nick Patterson, Author of "Birmingham Foot Soldiers: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement"
INTERVIEW: New Jefferson County Schools Chief Craig Pouncey
Life After Prison: Interview With Robin, Student And Tutwiler Inmate
Interview: U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance on Alabama's Heroin Problem
Interview: Reporter Alex Walsh on Alabama's Prison Budget
'Coming Back With Wes Moore' Explores the Struggles of Returning Combat Veterans
Interview: Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power's New CEO
INTERVIEW: James Willig On The 'Gamification' Of Medical Education
AL.com, WBHM Event Yields Frank Talk On Hoover School Bus Fees
INTERVIEW: Rick Vest, Counseling Coordinator Of Two-Year College For Prisoners
Interview: Dr. Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Alabama Native
Tornado Slams Small Alabama Town
Interview: Reporter Brian Lawson Discusses Inmate Healthcare
Interview: Birmingham Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson
INTERVIEW: Arnold Shober On The Importance Of School Board Leadership

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