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More Than Ever, Americans Are Dying By Accident

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 8:00am

Accidental deaths are up by more than 15 percent from a decade ago. Safety officials point to opioids and heroin, but also to falls. Car crashes aren't killing as many people as they did a decade ago.

Fresh Air Weekend: Producer Scott Rudin; William Bell's New Album; 'Silicon Valley'

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 8:00am

Rudin discusses his career as a Broadway producer. Ken Tucker reviews Bell's new record. Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg and actor Thomas Middleditch discuss the HBO show, Silicon Valley.

#NPRreads: Take An Adventure With These 3 Stories This Weekend

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:59am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Two Deadly Blasts Near Holy Shrine Outside Damascus Kill At Least 12 People

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:53am

At least 12 people were killed and 55 injured in twin bombings near a revered shrine, Syrian state media reports. The Sayyida Zeinab shrine is seen as a symbolic stronghold of the regime.

How Ousting The Judge In The Stanford Sexual Assault Case Could Impact Future Cases

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:49am

Judge Aaron Persky is under fire for sentencing Brock Turner, convicted of raping an unconscious woman, to just six months. A law professor leading the recall effort says Presky misapplied state law.

Prediction

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Our panelists predict what Bernie Sanders will do next.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Bill reads three news-related limericks...Cemetary Chardonney, Home of the Original Ding Dong, Thumblargement Syndrome

Panel Round Two

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

More questions for the panel...FitBit NitPicks; Metro Babies

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Our panelists tell three stories about someone trying to save print journalism in a unique way, only one of which it true.

Panel Round One

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news...Dr. Muffet's Behavioral Therapy

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...First Lady: Candidate-in-Training, The Boy Who Grew Old

Not My Job: The Blue Man Group Turns 25

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

In the early 1990s, Chris Wink and Phil Stanton were two underemployed guys in New York City. So they came up with an idea: They'd shave their heads, paint themselves blue and put on a show.

Euro 2016 Fans Brace For Heightened Security

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

The European soccer championship is second only to the World Cup in TV viewership. But this year's events might be more subdued than usual. Security fears could keep the crowds down in many cities.

The Week In Sports

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

The Golden State Warriors took game 4 of the NBA finals Friday night, going up 3-1 in the series over the Cleveland Cavaliers. NPR's Tom Goldman joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about he game, and the Stanley Cup finals.

The Future Of Cuban Sci-Fi Is 'Super Extra Grande'

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 6:00am

In Super Extra Grande, Cuban sci-fi author Yoss imagines a world where faster-than-light travel has brought humanity into contact with a vast array of strange and marvelous intergalactic creatures.

See What The 'Cool People' Are Wearing In Four Cities In Africa

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 6:00am

They're wearing the diverse fashions of Africa — but they're not wearing African fashion. A new book explains the difference.

Muhammad Ali Kissed Me Once

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 5:00am

It wasn't what you think, but it was certainly a story. I was lucky enough to meet him a few times over several decades, but the first time was the most memorable.

Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 5:00am

Women are finally at the top of a major-party presidential ticket, but they're still far underrepresented among lawmakers.

Jury Convicts Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard On 12 Felony Ethics Charges

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 1:50am

After the jury found Hubbard guilty of more than half of the 23 charges, he's been stripped of his leadership position, and could face up to 20 years in prison for each felony count.

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