Weekend Edition Saturday

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Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program 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. Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door.

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Finally, time for sports.

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Chicago's Underground Snow Cone Economy

Aug 17, 2019

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Nothing says summer like a snowball stand.

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Remembering Peter Fonda

Aug 17, 2019

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Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79. He made some good films. See "Ulee's Gold," where he plays a beekeeper. But he'll always be known as the pot-puffing Captain America on his star-spangled motorcycle in the 1969 film "Easy Rider."

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