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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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The Man Putin Wants To Interrogate

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Kyle Parker of the U.S. Helsinki Commission about Vladimir Putin's attempts to question him and other Americans in return for allowing U.S. authorities to question Russians.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill On Russian Hack Attempt And Trade

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., about a Russian attempt to hack her political campaign and about the effects of trade wars on Missouri farmers.

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The 'Downwinders' From Atomic Testing Get Deserved Attention

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

The Santa Fe Opera is inviting "downwinders," locals affected by radiation from the testing of the first atomic bombs, on stage during performances of Dr. Atomic.

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Priest Describes Attack On Church In Nicaragua

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

Vice President Pence is accusing Nicaragua's leader of waging war against the Catholic Church. We hear from a priest whose parish came under siege.

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What Ranchers Think Of The Endangered Species Act

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon asks South Dakota rancher Bill Kluck what cattle and sheep producers would like to see in legislation to allow more local say in Endangered Species Act protections.

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Understanding Friday's Economic News

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

The United States' economy is experiencing a period of growth, and President Trump says he is responsible. Scott Simon talks to Harvard's Kenneth Rogoff about what's causing the current economic boom.

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Spotlight On Michael Cohen

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

Michael Cohen was Donald Trump's loyal lawyer for years. That has changed. NPR's Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter William Rashbaum, who has profiled Cohen.

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Branson Mayor Karen Best Reacts To Tragic Duck Boat Accident

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:26pm

NPR's Scott Simon talks to the mayor of Branson, Missouri about the boat accident that killed more than a dozen people this week.

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Turkey's Crackdown On Suspected Opponents Continues 2 Years After Attempted Coup

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:53am

Two years after a military uprising attempted to topple Turkey's leader from power, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated more power than ever.

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:36am

NPR's Scott Simon recounts an act of bravery in the World Cup championship game that happened in President Putin's Russia.

(Image credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

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After Trump's Helsinki Comments, Ohio County GOP Chairman Resigns With 'No Regrets'

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

Chris Gagin, former chairman for the Republican Party in Ohio's Belmont County, stands by his choice to resign after President Trump appeared to back Russian President Putin at a Helsinki conference.

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A Superstar In China, Daniel Wu Emerges In His Native California

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

The Chinese-American actor became an action movie mainstay abroad over the last 20 years. Thanks to his leading role in the TV series Into the Badlands, he's finally getting noticed in the U.S.

(Image credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

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A Road Trip In 'America For Beginners'

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Leah Franqui about her new book, America for Beginners.

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Saturday Sports: NFL Anthem Protest Policy Update

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

The NFL is struggling to handle players who want to protest during the national anthem and Ohio State is facing a sexual abuse scandal. We hear about those stories and more sports news.

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Grappling With Native American Homelessness

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

Native Americans make up an outsized percentage of the homeless in places like New Mexico.

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The Current State Of ISIS

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

ISIS appears to reforming in areas of northern Iraq and has launched attacks in Afghanistan. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Jennifer Cafarella of the Institute for the Study of War.

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Bernie Sanders On U.S. Foreign Policy

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, a critic of U.S. involvement overseas, about President Trump's "America First" foreign policy and about Russian interference in U.S. elections.

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Reports: Cohen Taped Conversation With Trump About Paying McDougal

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

Former federal prosecutor Nick Akerman speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about reports that Trump aide Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with Trump.

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Attorney Robert Driscoll Defends Client Maria Butina

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Robert Driscoll, attorney for accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

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Finding Happiness In 'Far From The Tree'

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 8:15am

Andrew Solomon and Loini Vivao join NPR's Scott Simon to talk about Far from the Tree, the documentary based on Solomon's book of the same name, and the most important key to happiness: love.

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