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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.

U.S. Open Starts Monday, Basketball Says Goodbye To Darryl Dawkins
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the U.S. Open, the legendary Darryl Dawkins, and, yes, a little baseball.
Egypt Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3-Year Prison Terms
Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 3 years and 6 months in prison in a controversial case that's dragged on for nearly 2 years.
Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts
A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.
What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size
Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire's Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!
As Heroin Addiction Grows, Maine Focuses On Drug Enforcement
A cap on the number of opiate addiction patients that doctors can treat means many who want to take Suboxone can't get access to it. In Maine, the governor has reduced funding for the treatment.
10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Randy Adams Still Counts His Blessings
To mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, NPR's Scott Simon checks back in with New Orleans resident Randy Adams who he first spoke with right after the hurricane hit.
Prep School Rape Trial Puts Spotlight On High School Assaults
A male prep school graduate in New Hampshire has been acquitted of felony rape of a freshman girl, but convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault of a minor.
Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China
As the Chinese stock market dramatically tumbled, the country's state-run news media remained largely silent on the turmoil.
Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.
Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.
Months After Deadly Quake, Climbers Again May Go Up Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest has reopened to climbers for the first time since the April earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Outside Magazine editor Grayson Schaffer.
Tragic Stories Throw A Harsh Light On Europe's Migration Crisis
A truck filled with bodies in Austria highlighted the perils of the epic refugee flow into Europe. Hungarian journalist Istvan Szekeres tells NPR's Scott Simon about their journey.
Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century
The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.
Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man
More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them.
'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control
A deft career pivot turned the British artist from a backup dancer for pop videos into a multimedia auteur, with a hand in nearly every aspect of her music career. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?
Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

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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