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'Scandal' Finale: Judy Smith, The Inspiration For Olivia Pope

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

The ABC Network series ended its seven-year run this week. NPR's Michel Martin talks to the PR executive on which the show was based — co-executive producer Judy Smith.

Former George H. W. Bush Speechwriter Remembers Barbara Bush

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush about Saturday's funeral services for his wife Barbara Bush, who died this week at 92.

DNC's Lawsuit Against Russia, Trump And WikiLeaks

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

Embattled former Democratic National Committee Communications Director Luis Miranda talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the DNC's new lawsuit alleging a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:34pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Robert Costa of the Washington Post about Mike Pompeo's nomination battle for Secretary of State, and President Trump's continuing legal troubles.

Barbara Bush Is Laid To Rest In Texas

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:35pm

Guests gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the former first lady. She died Tuesday at age 92.

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'Smallville' Actress Charged With Sex Trafficking

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:27am

Women in a secret group in a female mentorship organization operated as "slaves" with "masters," say federal prosecutors. Actress Allison Mack is alleged to have played a big role in the operation.

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Prediction

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Our panelists predict now that mayochup has arrived, what will be the next big food.

Remembering Carl Kasell

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Our Remembrance of Carl Kasell, our Judge and Scorekeeper Emeritus, who passed away this week at the age of 84.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Wooly Wonder, Go To The Light and Stinky Clean.

Panel Questions

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Dating 101; Pizza, pizza, everywhere.

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Our panelists read three stories about someone getting a big break in an unusual way, only one of which is true.

Panel Questions

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Senator Tammy's Duck-ling.

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "James and The Giant Orange," " Fox Fixer" and "Not So Hot Sauce."

Not My Job: We Ask 'Sopranos' Star Edie Falco 3 Questions About Tenors

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:02am

Falco gained fame and a boatload of awards playing Carmela on HBO's The Sopranos. She followed that up by creating the iconic role of Nurse Jackie on Showtime. Her new movie is Outside In.

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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:01am

Traditional advertising is on the decline, but billboards targeting Hollywood's elite are shining. Tech and entertainment companies have boosted spending to keep their brands in conspicuous places.

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Fresh Air Weekend: James Comey; 'Atlanta' Actor Brian Tyree Henry

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:00am

Comey defends the FBI against charges of partisanship. Critic Ken Tucker reviews John Prine's The Tree of Forgiveness. Henry talks about his Atlanta character Alfred, aka the rapper "Paper Boi."

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'The Only Story': An Old Man Recalls His Young Love For An Older Woman

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Julian Barnes about his new novel The Only Story. It's about an aging Englishman and the memory of the only woman he ever loved.

Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.

How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 6:36am

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

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