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Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.
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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 7:44pm

Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research.

(Image credit: Courtesy of August Davidson-Onsgard)

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Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pitchaya Sudbanthad about his novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain. It's a collection of short stories that thread the history of Thailand with the modern world.

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Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive.

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Making Money As A Rent-A-Goalie

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Keith Hamilton of Toronto talks about what it's like to be a rent-a-goalie for amateur ice hockey teams.

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Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick And Kareem Hunt

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL after alleging collusion to deprive him employment. Meanwhile, the league is keeping Kareem Hunt in its ranks.

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Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Pope Francis has defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has been accused of sex abuse.

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30 Years After Departure, Russian Veterans Remember Afghan War

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Thirty years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russian veterans of that disastrous war muse on their service and the U.S. as it contemplates its own pullout.

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U.S. National Debt Passes $22 Trillion

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan why and what the long-term consequences could be.

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Gunman Kills 5 In Aurora, Ill.

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

A mass shooting in Aurora, Ill., has left six people, including the gunman, dead.

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Week In Politics

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

The president declared a national emergency in order to supplement the border security funding provided by Congress this week. The question of an emergency will likely end up at the Supreme Court.

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Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon On Border Wall

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., about his stance on the president's national emergency declaration and funding for border security.

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Tax Exemptions For Art In Rhode Island

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Rhode Island author Paul Caranci about a provision in his state's tax code that exempts certain works of art from sales tax.

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Darrell 'Bubba' Wallace Jr. On Going Back To The Daytona 500

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to NASCAR driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace. Wallace returns to Daytona International Speedway for his second Daytona 500 this weekend.

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If The U.S. And China Don't Reach A Trade Deal, Consumers Will Soon Feel The Impact

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

So far, the U.S. trade war with China hasn't affected consumers much. But without a deal soon, tariffs on thousands of products will more than double.

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SPLC On Suing Trump Over Asylum-Seeker Policy

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon asks the Southern Poverty Law Center's Melissa Crow about challenging a policy requiring asylum-seekers at the Southern border to remain in Mexico while their cases are considered.

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The Power Of Congress After Trump's Emergency Declaration

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

The president circumvented Congress by declaring a national emergency. James Wallner of the conservative R Street Institute tells NPR's Scott Simon that lawmakers failed to take action to stop Trump.

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Listeners Share Stories Of Racism At School

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Listeners Beth Patin, Brett Chapman, Lily Lee and Corynne Jones share stories about racism at school — either recently or in the past.

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Former 'Enquirer' Spokesman On Bezos Allegations

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Stu Zakim, former spokesman for the National Enquirer, about allegations that American Media Inc. tried to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Paradise, Calif., Holds Memorial For 85 Killed In Fire

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

A community-wide memorial service was held on Friday for the 85 people who died in November's Camp Fire. One man whose father died in the fire is trying to figure out where his family goes from here.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Trades, Baseball's Free Agents

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the stark differences between Major League Baseball and the NBA when it comes to free agents.

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