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Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon offers news, analysis and features Saturday mornings.

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Document 'John Wick 2' Director On 'Hong Kong Approach' To Filmmaking
Director Chad Stahelski started his career as a stuntman. He went on to found a stunt company and directed <em>John Wick 2</em>, after co-directing the first in the series, which was a surprise hit.
Document Saturday Sports: A Winning Streak And A Losing Streak
A weekly update on the world of sports! This week, a look at the women's basketball team with the most wins, and the team that hasn't won a single game all year.
Document Life Inches Back To Normal In East Mosul, But Worries Remain
As Iraqi and U.S. forces plan to attack ISIS on the western side of the city of Mosul, residents are trying to restart their lives in the freed eastern side of the city. Not everyone feels safe.
Document Pence And Mattis Commit To NATO, But Ask Europe For More Help
Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis talked at the Munich Security Conference this week. They reinforced the U.S. commitment to NATO and asked other countries to spend more.
Document Anonymous Leaks Gain New Prominence In Trump-Era Journalism
Many of the revelations about the new administration have come from leaks. Journalism outlets have taken various approaches to dealing with the onslaught of information.
Document Squirrel Foils Attempted Theft
Idaho isn't always a hot bed for news. But this week a pet squirrel scared off a would-be burglar trying to break into a gun safe.
Document Oddisee's 'The Iceberg' Has A Trove Of Stories Beneath Its Surface
The hip-hop artist spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about visiting Syrian refugees, getting detained at airports and what a person's shoes can tell you about cultural difference.
Document Exhibition Celebrates Merce Cunningham And His Choreography Of Chance
Cunningham was always looking for new ways to move &mdash; that's why he used "chance operations" (rolling dice or tossing coins) to put a piece together.
Document The State Of U.S.-Russian Relations
As reports emerge about links between Trump aides and Russia, Scott Simon speaks with Jane Harman, president of the Wilson Center, about the current relationship between the two countries.
Document Trump To Step Back Into Familiar Territory With Rally In Florida
The president's campaign operation is staging the event, billed as a way for Trump to take his message directly to the American people. How unusual is that so early into a presidency?
Document Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer
<em>La La Land</em> is the third collaboration between writer and director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz. Their first was actually a senior thesis that was released to critical acclaim.
Document 'Heed The Protests' Over Obamacare, 'National Review' Editor Says
Rich Lowry of the <em>National Review</em> has some advice for GOP leaders. He tells Scott Simon about similarities he sees between recent protests at town hall meetings and the early days of the Tea Party.
Document A Tale Of Two Kansas Towns: One Thrives As Another Struggles
In Kansas, some rural towns are booming while others are dwindling. Garden City, Kan., for instance, attracts people from across the globe. The population is young, growing, and extremely diverse.
Document Hundreds Of Whales Get Stranded And Die On New Zealand Shore
On New Zealand's Golden Bay, nearly 700 pilot whales have washed ashore and many have died. Scott Simon talks with Andrew Lamason of the New Zealand Department of Conservation about the crisis.
Document When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging
Reindeer are thought to face a grim future as climate change threatens lichen, a key winter food source. But on one Alaskan island, reindeer have found a new food source, making scientists hopeful.

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