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New Western Wall Rules Break Down Barriers For Jewish Women

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 8:12am

Israel has made a deal to create an area at Judaism's holiest site where women and men can pray together. But some say creating a government-supported egalitarian prayer space undermines unity.

Fresh Air Weekend: Bassem Youssef; 'Homegrown Terrorists'; Baby's First Food

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 8:00am

Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," brings his act to America. Peter Bergen discusses Americans who are drawn to jihad. Bee Wilson examines how early feeding patterns influence the a child's palate.

Times Have Changed; What Should We Call 'Old People' ?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

NPR's Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn't kept up.

Years Without A Squeak, Vintage Museum Artifact Still Works

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon notes an item from the week in which a present-day mouse found its way into a mousetrap so old it's a museum item.

This Week In Sports: Super Bowl Talk

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR's Tom Goldman.

U.S. To Amp Up NATO Presence Against Russia

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO's eastern edge. Russia's neighbors are pleased.

A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.

A Fearless Soprano's Case For Contemporary Music

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

With more than 80 world premieres to her credit, Barbrara Hannigan, an intrepid soprano and conductor, has a knack for making modern music sound effortless and approachable.

Adnan Syed Hearing Wrap-up

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the "Serial" podcast. He is seeking a new trial.

After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?

Former New Hampshire Governor Talks Primary Candidates

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon talks New Hampshire politics with John Sununu, former governor and White House chief of staff.

Weekend Edition's Scott Simon Will Take A Leave Of Absence

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.

Man Booker Prize Awardee Recasts Complex 'Merchant of Venice' Character

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.

Would You Put Money On It? Test Your Super Bowl Trivia

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Got a football know-it-all in your crowd? A.J. Jacobs from Esquire Magazine joins Scott Simon with some trivia, from why a football's called a pigskin to which president meddled with a Super Bowl.

GOP Front-Runners Gear Up For New Hampshire Primary

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

NPR's Ron Elving gives Scott Simon a preview of Saturday night's GOP debate and an analysis of the presidential race.

Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?

DEA Arrests Connect Hezbollah Militants To South American Cartels

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Scott Simon asks scholar Matthew Levitt about links between South American drug cartels and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.




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