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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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Rachel Weisz And Rachel McAdams Talk 'Disobedience'

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play childhood friends who become lovers in the new movie Disobedience. NPR's Scott Simon talks with them about the film and their lives before acting.

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Alabama Newspaper Reckons With Its Past

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bro Krift of the Montgomery Advertiser about its editorial board's recent apology to its readers for the newspaper's past coverage of lynchings.

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Saudis Excited And Nervous About Societal Changes

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

The dramatic social changes being ordered from the top-down in Saudi Arabia — like allowing music in public or letting women drive — have some Saudis excited but others nervous and confused.

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Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil And Colombia

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

People fleeing the chaos in Venezuela have been congregating in camps along the Colombia-Venezuela border. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Geoff Ramsey of Washington Office on Latin America.

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Explaining The Possible Changes To Public Housing

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

People who receive federal housing subsidies might be required to pay more of their rent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Tracy Jones of Atlanta's Housing Authority for her reaction.

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What's Next After Koreas Summit

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

The two Korean leaders met yesterday for a summit that yielded a historic joint agreement. It sets the stage for a summit between the U.S. and North Korea.

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Marcia Ball Looks Back On Her Blues Legacy: 'I'm Perfectly Suited For The Job'

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.

(Image credit: Mary Bruton/Courtesy of the artist )

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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen — returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

(Image credit: Duke University Archives)

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Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects a string of recent — and suspicious — deaths of Russian journalists and dissidents.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.

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How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

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$1 Billion Fine Levied Against Wells Fargo Over Loan Abuses

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean about the $1 billion fine that Wells Fargo will have to pay for overcharging its customers on home and auto loans.

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After ISIS Was Driven Out, Syrian City Of Raqqa Remains In Rubble

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Tamer El-Ghobashy, Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post about the city of Raqqa, which is still in a state of destruction.

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Trump's Criticisms May Have Helped Comey's Book Sales

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, about his take on former FBI Director James Comey's publicity blitz. Comey's new book is called, A Higher Loyalty.

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North Korea Will Suspend Nuclear Tests To Focus On Its Economy

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Kang, a professor at the University of Southern California, about North Korea's announcement that it will shut down its nuclear test site and suspend missile tests.

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Laura Veirs' 'The Lookout' Is A Soundtrack For Turbulent Times

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura Veirs of Portland, Ore., about her new album, The Lookout. She says it addresses the fleeting beauty of life in a chaotic post-election America.

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Talking With Author Sam J. Miller About 'Blackfish City: A Novel'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

The new book Blackfish City tells of a near future that's both dystopian and utopian all at once. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sam J. Miller about his story and about the influence of his father.

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Carl Kasell, Voice Of Authority And Soul Of Irreverence, Dies

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon pays his respects to Carl Kasell. The beloved NPR newscaster and "public radio ambassador" died earlier this week. He was 84.

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In Maine, It's A Boom Year When It Comes To Fishing For Baby Eels

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Each spring, a few lucky Maine fishermen have the chance to make a lot of money catching baby eels, known as elvers, to sell to eel farms in Asia. This year, the prices are some of the highest ever.

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Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Alaska has a sexual assault rate 3 times the national average and a child sex assault rate 6 times. NPR's Scott Simon discusses that with Alexander Hirsch of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

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