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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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5 New National Monuments

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

President Trump signed a sweeping land conservation bill into law on Tuesday, giving the Untied States five new national monuments.

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

The groundbreaking novel Speak told the story of Melinda, a teen who stopped speaking after a sexual assault. In her poetry memoir, Shout, Anderson opens up about being raped when she was 13.

(Image credit: Randy Fontanilla/Penguin Random House)

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At 83, Mary Lane Upholds The Blues Tradition: 'I Still Got It'

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

The Arkansas-born blues singer looks back on her career and discusses Travelin' Woman, her first album in more than 20 years.

(Image credit: Collin Susich /Courtesy of the artist)

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Week In Politics: Trump Responds To NZ Attack, Veto Over Border Wall

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

We look at President Trump's reaction to the attack in Christchurch and how President Trump deals with rebukes from Congress over his policies.

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New Zealand Latest

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

Marc Greenhill, news director at Stuff.co.nz, talks with NPR's Melissa Block about the latest following an attack at two mosques in New Zealand.

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Connections In Hate Between NZ And Norway Shooters

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

The man arrested for the shooting in New Zealand is thought to have been inspired the the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. Melissa Block speaks with Åsne Seierstad, who wrote a book about him.

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Beto O'Rourke Visits Iowa

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced he is running for president. And he is making his first campaign swing through Iowa.

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With Planes Grounded, Boeing Considers Its Next Steps

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

The FAA has ordered airlines to stop flying certain Boeing models after two crashes. Boeing is still making the planes but they're not going to customers and a bottleneck may be brewing.

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U.S. Muslims Search For Solace After New Zealand Attack

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

American Muslims are talking about where to stand and pray in their own mosques in case what happened in New Zealand were to happen here. They're also thinking about how to talk to their children.

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The Tight Community Of Muslims In New Zealand

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with journalist Mohamed Hassan, a Muslim who grew up in New Zealand, about his reaction to the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch that left 49 dead.

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Pete Kaiser On His First Iditarod Win

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

NPR's Melissa Block gets the reaction of this year's Iditarod winner, Pete Kaiser. Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win.

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Remembering W.S. Merwin

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

W.S. Merwin died Friday at the age of 91. He was one of the United States' most prolific poets — he won the Pulitzer Prize twice.

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Sandy Hook Father Responds To Court Ruling Against Remington

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with David Wheeler. His son was killed in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Victims' families are suing the manufacturer of the weapon used in the attack.

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Recapping The Busy Week In The Russia Investigation

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

Paul Manafort was sentenced for the second time, Roger Stone appeared in court and a key investigator is leaving the team.

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The Efforts To Misdirect In Shooter's Screed

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:38am

NPR's Melissa Block asks Robert Evans, who's reported on extremists online, what he noted and what he ignored in the screed posted by the man who claimed responsibility for the New Zealand attacks.

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Veronica Miller Jamison On 'A Computer Called Katherine'

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon asks illustrator Veronica Miller Jamison about A Computer Called Katherine, the new illustrated book for young readers about Hidden Figures lead character Katherine Johnson.

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Saturday Sports: Women's Soccer Lawsuit, LeBron James, Celtics

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon talks about this week's sports headlines with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

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Beats By Arthur Dubois

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 8:21am

Arthur Dubois went viral this week after videos of his trap music beats started circulating. The 72-year-old self-taught music producer talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his newfound fame.

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How Easy It Is To Identify Strangers With Google

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon asks St. John's University law school's Kate Klonick about her assignment asking students to identify strangers in public and what they may learn about obscurity and privacy.

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California Lawmakers Say There's More To Be Done On Data Privacy

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 8:21am

California's landmark privacy law doesn't even go into effect until next year, but already lawmakers are pushing to make it even stronger.

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