Dead Pitches: How Do You Count Top Olympic Medal Winners? Weekend Edition works hard to bring you the stories that matter. But they have to sift out the ones that don't. Sometimes they're still worth a mention, like this week's Olympics-themed dead pitch.
Interview With Jonah Hill And Todd Phillips On New Film 'War Dogs' Jonah Hill and Todd Phillips talk with Rachel Martin about their "War Dogs," which tells the mostly-true story of two pot-smoking 20-year-olds who win a $300 million U.S. government weapons contract.
The Financial Trials Of Child Care For Working Families It can be a major budget item for families. Rachel Martin talks to Rebecca Resman, a mother of two, who after trying out several different child care options, decided she couldn't afford to work.
The Journalist Who Blew The Whistle On Russia's Alleged State-Run Doping Program More than 100 Russian athletes were banned from the Rio Olympics. Rachel Martin speaks to German TV journalist Hajo Seppelt, who helped break the story of the program in Russia in a documentary.
Trump's Appeal To Black Voters May Repeat Past Mistakes Of GOP Outreach Speaking for "the party of Lincoln" before mostly white crowds, Trump's focus on crime and poverty may have another benefit if it doesn't boost support from African-American voters.
Louisiana Ignored Dire Forecasts And Flash Flood Warnings Tens of thousands in Louisiana were surprised by floods last week. In a changing climate, what more can be done to warn communities that the weather can do things they aren't used to?
'Carry On' Tells The Story Of Unlikely Bond Between 2 Athletes That Changed 3 Lives NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Lisa Fenn, the author of "Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family," and the two athletes Fenn profiled, Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton.
Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs Social media feeds have been peppered with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs for the past few weeks. NPR's Rachel Martin shares her list, from store window mannequin to English teacher in Japan.
In Drought-Stricken California, There's No Longer A Fire 'Season' The state now sees wildfires that are on average bigger than ever and that burn through more of the year. Cal Fire's Southern Region information officer Michael Mohler speaks to Rachel Martin.