Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

As President Trump came to the big finish at a recent rally, his supporters crowded into the Kansas Expocentre shouted along with his 2016 catchphrase. Voices bounced off the walls saying "we will make America great again" as the Rolling Stones swelled through the sound system.

Donald Trump — now the president and not on the ballot himself — is on tour again, performing his greatest hits at fairgrounds and airport hangars and imploring his supporters to vote for someone other than himself.

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Health Care As An Election Issue

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President Trump can be stinging and sarcastic. It's part of his charm, for those who find it charming. He has the audacity of discourtesy, if you please, whether calling a woman "Horseface," as he did this week, or ridiculing African nations as ... something I quoted on the air only once.

But the president reveals a softer side when he talks about strongmen and dictators.

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News and Features from APM and PRI

What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

14 hours ago

My Economy tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy.

Proctor & Gamble posted its strongest quarterly sales growth after five years of no growth. Some savvy rebranding of old, familiar products and the introduction of organics has helped pull in younger customers. The company also trimmed its marketing budget worldwide, and there's been a lot of growth in the subscription Gillette Shave Club.

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What goes up must come down. In the case of the Chinese economy, what grows like an economic weed inevitably starts to slow down. Today we learned China grew by a mere 6.5 percent the latest quarter. The country’s lowest growth since the Great Recession. You might be tempted to blame that on China's current trade tensions with the U.S. But, things are a little more complicated — and a little more domestic — than we might think.

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Bad data killed the video star

18 hours ago

China’s economic growth hit a 10-year low in the third quarter, the lowest since the financial crisis. Consumers are showing signs of consuming less. We'll look at what that means for the economy at large. Plus, we hear from an Irish farmer at the Northern Ireland border about how Brexit affects him. Then we'll tell you everything you need to know about Facebook's scandal involving a pivot to video. But first, we'll recap the rest of the week's business and economic news.

How much economic influence do you think tech companies have?

19 hours ago

When I say tech companies, you say ... ?

According to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, 78 percent of Americans think financial institutions and big tech companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google have a good amount or great deal of impact on the United States economy.


South Carolina Military and Veterans

Stories about South Carolina veterans, the history of the conflicts in which they served, and those on the home front.

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The South Carolina Lede

Gavin Jackson and guests break down state political news and go inside the legislative happenings that could affect you, your family, and your pocketbook.

Walter Edgar's Journal

Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. All Stations: Fri at noon | News & Talk Stations: Sun at 4pm

ETV Endowment Internship Program

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 ETV Endowment Internships at ETV and South Carolina Public Radio

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