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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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Palestinians And Israelis React To Tlaib's Canceled Trip

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

Politics in the U.S. and Israel are often intertwined and that was illustrated in dramatic fashion this week.

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What One Attendee Remembers From Woodstock

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

The late NPR music librarian Robert Goldstein was at Woodstock. We offer his "Parable of the Hot Dogs" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the festival.

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Fighting Seagulls In Ocean City, N.J.

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

Seagulls have gotten aggressive on the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J. NPR's Scott Simon talks to local business owner Randy Levchuk about a new plan to tame the gulls.

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German Group Aims To Use Soccer To Empower Female Athletes

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

A German group gets women from around the world to play soccer — something that's not so easy for those coming from Iran and other places where it's considered a male pastime.

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Teaching To Protect The Hopi Language

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

Hopi is an endangered language. The Hopi Nation in Arizona is working to preserve it with a summer program that teaches the language to preschoolers and, in some cases, to their parents.

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Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience

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

The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.

(Image credit: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images)

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Latest On Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:52pm

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Michael Gold of the New York Times about Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide this morning in Manhattan.

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Jeffrey Epstein Lawsuit Documents Released

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 11:35am

Host Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown about the release of documents in a lawsuit related to Epstein's alleged crimes.

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Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead In New York Jail

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 11:35am

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell Saturday morning. NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Michael Gold of the New York Times about the death.

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My Signature Song: Frank Sinatra's 'Cycles'

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

Tanti Brownley of Newport News, Va., shares her "signature song": "Cycles," performed by Frank Sinatra.

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The Lasting Impact Of 'Dora The Explorer'

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

Dora the Explorer, the first Nickelodeon show to feature a Latino character as a protagonist, helped the rise of multicultural children's programming in the U.S. This weekend it hits the big screen.

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Julie K. Brown On Latest Jeffrey Epstein Documents

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Miami Herald reporter Julie K. Brown about the release of documents in a lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes.

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Michelle Williams On Economic Inequality In Her New Movie — And Her Career

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

In After the Wedding, she plays the head of an orphanage who is clearly uncomfortable around wealth. In her own life, she's dealt with a controversy where she was paid much less than a male co-star.

(Image credit: Kevin Nunes/Sony Pictures Classics)

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Chicago Inmates Compete In Online Chess

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

Inmates from the Cook County jail in Chicago just competed in the first international online chess tournament of its kind. NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with their coach, Mikhail Korenman.

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Former NFL Player Chris Borland Asks Catholic Church To Take Stand On Gun Control

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

Former NFL player Chris Borland grew up Catholic in Dayton. He talks with host Sacha Pfeiffer about his call for the church to take a stronger stand for gun control and against white supremacy.

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Saturday Sports: Yankees, Simone Biles

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks about the growing role of personal politics in sports and more with Howard Bryant of ESPN.

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Hong Kong Protests Latest

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

Hundreds of activists have taken over the airport in ongoing protests in the territory.

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Latinos Divided On Trump After El Paso

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

More than a quarter of Latinos identify as Republican. The attack in El Paso targeting the largest ethnic minority in the U.S. is forcing new conversations in families and friendships.

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Democrats Talk Gun Control At Iowa State Fair

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have traveled to Iowa for the annual state fair, where gun control is dominating conversation.

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Bobby Rush On Being A 'Bluesman'

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 8:34am

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with bluesman Bobby Rush about his new album, Sitting on Top of the Blues.

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