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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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Working On A Cathedral, Roofer Finds His Grandfather's Message In A Bottle

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

A roofer in Germany found a bottle with a message hidden in a roof of a cathedral by his grandfather in 1930. NPR's Scott Simon tells the story.

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W.Va. Plan Would Allow Some Service Members To Vote Via Smartphone

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

That state is experimenting with allowing service members deployed overseas to vote using an app on their smartphone. But there are some big security concerns about the app.

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Red Sox Win AL East, Browns Win A Game And Vontae Davis Retires

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine about Boston's win, Cleveland's first win in two years, a mid-game NFL retirement — plus more from this week in sports.

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First Debate Held In Surprisingly Close Texas Senate Race

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

In the first of three debates, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz confronted challenger Democrat Beto O'Rourke Friday night in Dallas. They'll face off again Sept. 30 in Houston and Oct. 16 in San Antonio.

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Sen. Grassley Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time To Consider Options

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's path to confirmation hit a roadblock after allegations of sexual assault decades ago. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants Christine Blasey Ford to testify.

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Ex-Sawdust Factory Is Transformed Into A NYC Musical Venue

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

The non-profit in Brooklyn functions as performance space, record label and artist incubator. Despite its small size, it has a foundation with a $450,000 fund to develop new work.

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Ashley Toliver's 'Spectra' Is Her First Major Book Of Poems

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ashley Toliver about her collection of poems entitled Spectra. It examines the writer's experiences with relationships, giving birth and living with cancer.

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Retired NASA Agent Aims To Account For All 50 Moon Rocks

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NASA investigator Joe Gutheinz about his quest to track down missing moon rocks brought back to Earth by the Apollo 11 mission.

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Deal Struck For Demilitarized Zone In Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jan Egeland, senior adviser to the U.N., to understand the latest deal agreed to that would avert a looming military offensive in Syria's contested region of Idlib.

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Hurricane's Aftermath Floods Hog Lagoons In North Carolina

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

Hog lagoons have overflowed in the wake of Florence. Mark Rice of North Carolina State tells NPR's Scott Simon about why farmers use lagoons to collect pig waste, and what happens when they fail.

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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

President Trump praised the Cajun Navy during a visit to North Carolina. But federal emergency managers say volunteers can put themselves and others in danger if they don't go through proper channels.

(Image credit: Maddalena Richards/NPR)

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Opinion: A Very Winning Play?

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon wonders whether the most remarkable play of this college football season so far was really a win for the athletes.

(Image credit: Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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San Diego Rhino Finds A New Home In Tanzania

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

An 8-year-old eastern black rhino bull, born and raised in San Diego, recently made a 68-hour journey to Tanzania where he will eventually be released into the wild.

(Image credit: Mike Veale/San Diego Zoo Safari Park)

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As West Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

Despite the growth of population in the western U.S., water use in cities such as Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix is going down. The reason? High-tech, low-flow toilets.

(Image credit: Luke Runyon/Freelance)

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Veterans Struggling After Sexual Assault Increasingly Turn To Service Dogs

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

Though the VA provides veterinary benefits for service dogs assigned to people with physical disabilities, it does not currently recognize psychiatric service dogs for treatment.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:54am

The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of which are more potent.

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A Minneapolis Theater 'Prop God' Retires

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

Linus Vlatkovich, longtime "Prop God" of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, has retired.

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Saturday Sports: End Of Baseball Season

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon talk with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the end of baseball season and the beginning of the hockey and football seasons.

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Cajun Navy Volunteer Rescuer On Responding To Storm

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Todd Terrell of the volunteer rescue group the Cajun Navy about his group's response to Tropical Storm Florence.

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Typhoon Slams Philippines

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

A powerful typhoon is making its way from the Philippines to China. The storm is expected to remain strong as it enters the South China Sea.

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