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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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My Signature Song: 'Jesus Dropped The Charges'

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

Listener Sue Cochrane shares her signature song, "Jesus Dropped the Charges," and explains how it helped get her to sobriety, influenced her work life and helped her deal with illness.

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Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

The government wants to withhold flu shots from migrants in detention centers even though doctors advise vaccinations for all detainees promptly upon arrival.

(Image credit: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)

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John Williams And Anne-Sophie Mutter, 2 Geniuses For The Price Of One

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

John Williams is an honored film composer, but he began as an arranger. Williams is now arranging again, this time with the acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on the album Across the Stars.

(Image credit: Prashant Gupta/Courtesy of the artist)

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The Birds: Nesting Impedes Construction In Virginia

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

Crews in Virginia are preparing for that state's largest construction project, but they face an unusual obstacle — 25,000 seabirds nesting on their staging area.

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Attendance Drops For College Football

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

Thousands of fans may tailgate in college football stadium parking lots, but fewer are making it into the stands. What's leading to drops in attendance even as the sport's popularity is strong?

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Remembering Car Spy Photographer Jim Dunne

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

Michelle Krebs, director of automotive relations for AutoTrader.com, tells NPR's Scott Simon about her late friend, automotive spy photographer Jim Dunne.

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Marking 400 Years Since Arrival Of Enslaved Africans

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

In Virginia this weekend, officials are marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the United States.

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Trump's Track Record On Family Detentions

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

This week the Trump administration published rules that would allow the indefinite detention of migrant children with their parents. Critics say family detention centers have a bad track record.

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Markets Fall After Trump Tweets

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

President Trump lashed out at China and the Federal Reserve and said he's ordering U.S. companies to find suppliers outside of China. There was a sharp sell-off on Wall Street.

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'Official Secrets' And The Iraq War

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 8:30am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Katharine Gun and Martin Bright about the new movie, Official Secrets.

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Bassey Ikpi On 'I'm Telling The Truth, But I'm Lying'

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author and spoken-word artist Bassey Ikpi on her essays about growing up and dealing with mental illness.

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Government Checks Addresses To Prepare For Census

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

Census Bureau workers are spreading out across the U.S. to make sure they have a list of every home address for next year's head count. Getting left out could lead to an inaccurate 2020 census.

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Saturday Sports: Women's Soccer Team, Jay-Z

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

This week talks between U.S. Soccer and 28 female players broke down. Also, Jay-Z signed a deal with the NFL to be the league's "live music entertainment strategist."

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Chicago's Underground Snow Cone Economy

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

On Chicago's West Side, from the first hot day of spring until the end of summer, snow cone and candy stands sprout up to form a sweet, underground summertime economy.

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Remembering Peter Fonda

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

Actor Peter Fonda died at the age of 79. He was part of one of the most famous acting families in Hollywood and known for his role in the counterculture classic, Easy Rider.

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Project Pluto And Nuclear-Powered Missiles

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon hears from Rand Corporation researcher Edward Geist about attempts by Russia and the U.S. to develop nuclear-powered missiles.

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Repercussions Of Family Separations Continue

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

The children in one Guatemalan family who spent three months in detention last year under President Trump's family separation policy have returned home but they are still dealing with repercussions.

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Understanding Kashmir

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Suvir Kaul, a historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, about India's move to assert itself in Kashmir.

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Hundreds Mourn El Paso Shooting Victim

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

Margie Reckard was one of 22 people killed in the Walmart shootings in El Paso, Texas. Her husband, Antonio Basco, said he had no other family and invited the public to attend.

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Wall Street's Wild Week

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:00am

Mixed economic signals have economists concerned about a recession, something President Trump is trying to factor into his reelection bid.

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