Weekend Edition Saturday
Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.
As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.
With the airlines packing more people into planes, "recliner rage" is on the rise. Is it a problem of entitled passengers, or just too many of us squeezed into small spaces?
The Skeleton Twins is a new movie starring comedian Bill Hader as the estranged twin of Kristen Wiig. Hader talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his serious movie.
Baseball teams head toward the playoffs and the top tennis players chase U.S. Open titles. NPR's Scott Simon talks to ESPN's Howard Bryant from the U.S. Open.
Wearable devices are strutting down fashion week runways. NPR's Scott Simon talks with a fashion forecaster, Rachel Arthur, about whether the new trend will last.
NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.
The first wave of the Ebola virus struck Liberia's northern Lofa County back in March. Correspondent Ofeibia Quist Arcton traveled to Lofa, and speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the current situation.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Institute about how the Islamic State is using social media to gain power and attention.
Cholesterol worries have waned as margarine's trans-fats became the new bogeyman, leading more Americans back to the real deal.
The late Laura Nyro penned hits, including "And When I Die" and "Save the Country." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with composer Billy Childs about his new album of tributes, Reimagining Laura Nyro.
Fiona Maye holds the power of life and death in her hands. She's a family court judge at the center of Ian McEwan's new novel. NPR's Scott Simon talks to McEwan about his book, The Children Act.
A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.
Simon Redfeld of Cambridge is a volcano researcher who is literally scooping up lava at the active volcano in Iceland. NPR's Scott Simon talks to him about whether Bardarbunga is ready to blow.
President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approved a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to China Forbes and Thomas Lauderdale of the band Pink Martini, and Sofia, August, Melanie, and Amanda von Trapp about their collaborative album and upcoming performances.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director and writer of the new hard-hitting British film set in a prison for violent offenders.
A university library without books? What is higher education coming to? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kathryn Miller at Florida Polytechnic University about the school's new bookless library.
The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
Animal rights groups say Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.