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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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There Is A Competition To Avoid Learning Who Won The Super Bowl, For Some Reason

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

About a dozen people are among the last standing in a competition against modern technology. They don't know who won the Super Bowl and they're trying to go as long as possible without finding out.

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Saturday Sports: Olympics Begin

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

We have the latest on the Olympic Games in South Korea.

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Pennsylvania Proposes New Districts

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Pennsylvania Republicans have unveiled a new map for congressional districts after a court order.

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The Stock Market's Week

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Wages are up but stocks are on a roller coaster. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former Obama administration economist Jason Furman.

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50 Years Since The Orangeburg Massacre

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Fifty years ago this week, three people were killed and more than 20 wounded during a demonstration against racial segregation in Orangeburg, S.C.

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Week In Politics: John Kelly And Rob Porter

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, the man who was meant to bring calm to the stormy seas of the Trump White House — has found himself at the center of the Rob Porter scandal.

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Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier On The Democrats' Memo

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rep. Jackie Speier of California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, about a classified Democratic memo on FBI surveillance.

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In 'Catnip,' Love And Loss Sketched Out In Cat Cartoons

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Michael Korda's new book Catnip: A Love Story collects the doodles that he created based on his wife's cats in order to comfort her during her battle with a malignant brain tumor.

(Image credit: Michael Korda/Countryman Press)

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10 Years After She Went Missing, A Black Lab Is Returned To Her Owners

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Ten years ago, black Lab mix Abby ran away from home. Now, she's been reunited with her owner Debra Suierveld, who tells NPR's Scott Simon that Abby has fit right back in with the family.

(Image credit: Image by Debra Suierveld)

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A New Monologue For Eve Ensler, Re-Enacting Life With Cancer

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

The playwright and activist behind The Vagina Monologues stars in the new one-woman show In The Body Of The World, which explores her efforts to empower women in Africa amid her own health struggles.

(Image credit: Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist)

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Katie Roiphe On 'The Other Whisper Network'

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Katie Roiphe about her essay on the #MeToo movement in this month's Harper's Magazine. It's called "The Other Whisper Network."

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What The Budget Deal Means For Medicare Drug Prices

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

The new budget will likely lower the cost of expensive prescription drugs for Medicare patients. Elisabeth Rosenthal of Kaiser Health News talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Graduate Students At Columbia Try To Bargain As A Union

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

A year after graduate students at Columbia University formed a union, the administration refuses to bargain with them. Julie Kushner of the United Auto Workers talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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In An Era Of Fake News, Advancing Face-Swap Apps Blur More Lines

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:37am

The ease of AI-assisted face-swapping apps lets users apply the technology to an eerie new trend: pasting the faces of celebrities onto actors in pornographic videos. And the law can't keep up.

(Image credit: RobinOlimb/Getty Images)

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Making Space Food With Space Poop

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:33am

One of the difficult aspects of getting humans to Mars is the need to bring food. Researchers are experimenting with a way to make edible "microbial goo" with help from human waste.

(Image credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Ida Lupino's 100th Birthday

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with commentator Murray Horwitz about the life and accomplishments of groundbreaking actress and director Ida Lupino. Lupino would have turned 100 this Sunday.

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Saturday Sports: Super Bowl Time

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about what's happening in the world of sports — including Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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The Nunes Memo And Parallels To Watergate

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:07am

The House released a controversial memo about the FBI's Russia probe. Scott Simon talks with John Dean, former counsel to Richard Nixon who became the star witness in the Watergate investigation.

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Republican Rep. Jim Banks On Controversial Memo

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Jim Banks, Republican of Indiana, about why he supported the release of a controversial memo written by GOP staff members of the House Intelligence Committee.

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Stock Market Takes A Plunge

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 8:07am

After a series of record increases, the stock market took a serious tumble this week. The main cause appears to be new worries about inflation.

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