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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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Georgia Puts 53,000 Voter Applications On Hold Weeks Before Election

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Civil rights groups are suing the secretary of state, who is also the Republican candidate for governor, after tens of thousands of voter applications were held up. Most are from African-Americans.

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Michael Recovery: Apalachicola, Fla., Begins To Rebuild

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

The Florida Panhandle is coping with historic damage to homes and businesses after Hurricane Michael struck.

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Trump Expected To Welcome Andrew Brunson, Pastor Who Was Held Captive In Turkey

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Turkish authorities arrested the American pastor after the failed coup in 2016. President Trump made the cause a key issue in his administration's dealings with Turkey.

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Trump's Ohio Rally: President Revs Up Rhetoric As Midterms Approach

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

President Trump's rally came after nearly a week of good news, including Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court and the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish custody.

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Tim Kaine On Disappearance Of Jamal Khashoggi And Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., member of the Foreign Relations Committee, about Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and what it could mean for U.S.-Saudi relations.

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NPR's Scott Simon Meets Musician Scott Simons

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Simon talks with Simons about his career in Los Angeles, including his work on shows like "America's Got Talent," and having such similar names.

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Remembrance: George Taliaferro, NFL's First Black Player

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon recalls the life of Taliaferro, who died this week at a nursing home in Mason, Ohio. He was 91.

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'Heavy': Kiese Laymon's Memoir Examines How People Absorb Trauma

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kiese Laymon about his relationship with his mother as well as his addiction to food and gambling. Both are documented in his new book, "Heavy: An American Memoir."

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As Small Towns Get Smaller, High School Football Teams Reduce Their Squads

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Football is a way of life in many small towns. But as some populations shrink, teams are forced to also shrink. Reporter Emily Russell looks at the growth of small-squad high school football.

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U.S. Plans To Expand Tent Camp In Texas For Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe talks about recently announced plans by the federal government to expand a tent camp for unaccompanied migrant children in Tornillo, Texas.

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After Cardinal's Resignation, Parishioner Shares His Struggle With Catholic Church

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been accused of covering up sex abuse scandals during his tenure in Pittsburgh. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a Catholic who still believes in God but questions the church.

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The Actor Behind 'Robocop' On Detroit And Art History

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Peter Weller about his career in art, from playing the titular character in 1987's RoboCop to getting a doctorate in art history.

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Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the American League playoffs in baseball.

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Sans Forgetica: A Font To Remember

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with typography lecturer Stephen Banham of RMIT University about a new font he helped develop to assist people in remembering what they've read.

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West Virginia Anti-Kavanaugh Protester On Manchin

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Kayla Wilson, in Washington this week protesting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, about her feelings now that he's all but assured to be confirmed.

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U.S. Backs Kurds And Arabs In Push To Oust ISIS Remnants From Syria

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

In the fight to take the last land held by ISIS, U.S. forces in Syria are supporting local Kurds and Arabs who face hardened fighters amid roads and houses seeded with bombs.

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Senate To Vote On Kavanaugh

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

Brett Kavanaugh secured enough votes for his confirmation to the Supreme Court and the Senate is expected to narrowly approve him Saturday. The bitter political fight shifts now to the midterms.

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Senators Say Yes To Kavanaugh

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

The few U.S. senators who appeared to waver on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have made their feelings known.

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New York Vs. Boston Books

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

This week the New York public library and the Boston public library made a friendly wager over baseball.

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The Implications Of Bloomberg's China Hacking Report

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

Bloomberg reported that Chinese government operatives planted minuscule microchips into servers created by an American company called Supermicro, whose products are used by Amazon and Apple.

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