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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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Bonnie And Clyde's Poems Go Up For Auction

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

Original poems by the gangsters Bonnie and Clyde are going up for auction. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Don Ackerman, the consignment director for Heritage Auctions.

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Galactic's Funk Sound Finds Permanent Home In Legendary New Orleans Club

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

As Mardi Gras approaches, the music of New Orleans is in the air. The band Galactic not only has a new album, Already Ready Already, but the members bought the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina's.

(Image credit: Melissa Stewart/Courtesy of the artist)

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Hozier Issues 'A Squeeze Of The Hand' To Humanity With 'Wasteland, Baby!'

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hozier about his latest album, Wasteland, Baby!

(Image credit: Rachael Wright/Courtesy of the artist)

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For Better Or Worse, New Novel Shows 'A Woman Is No Man'

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

Etaf Rum's new novel draws from her own experiences of arranged marriage and early motherhood in the close-knit Palestinian American community where she grew up — and which she eventually left.

(Image credit: Petra Mayer/NPR)

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Albert Woodfox On Serving More Than 40 Years In Solitary Confinement

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

Albert Woodfox served more than 40 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana's Angola Prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Woodfox about his new book, Solitary.

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Arizona Lawmakers Consider Loosening Vaccination Requirements

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

Measles outbreaks have prompted some states to consider tightening up laws that allow exemptions from vaccines for personal or philosophical reasons. But in Arizona, lawmakers are going the other way.

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Week In Politics

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

We have a recap of the week in politics, including Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress and a failed nuclear summit with North Korea.

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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi On Cohen Testimony

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 8:23am

Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight and House Intelligence committees this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Illinois Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, who sits on both committees.

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Nina Totenberg Heads To The Oscars

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Nina Totenberg is headed to the Academy Awards this weekend. She appears in a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG.

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Irvine Welsh On 'Dead Men's Trousers'

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Irvine Welsh about his new novel, Dead Men's Trousers. It picks up the adventures of the crew we first met in Welsh's 1993 book, Trainspotting.

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Saturday Sports: Robert Kraft, Zion Williamson

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the week in sports, including criminal charges facing Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Zion Williamson's injury on the basketball court.

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Big Pharma Heads To Capitol Hill

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

The heads of the largest pharmaceutical companies will defend their pricing before the Senate next week. STAT reporter Nicholas Florko tells NPR's Scott Simon that this will be a televised crucible.

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British Parliamentarians Form New Centrist Group

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to U.K. Member of Parliament Chris Leslie about his recent decision to leave the Labour Party. Leslie has criticized the party's leadership over its handling of Brexit.

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Trump Administration Moves To Overhaul Family Planning Program

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

The Trump administration has issued a new rule that dramatically changes the nation's federal family planning program, Title X, including barring abortion providers from receiving the funds.

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Reporter Jim DeRogatis On R. Kelly Charges

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Jim DeRogatis has been doing tough reporting on R. Kelly for almost 20 years. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the singer's arrest.

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Jack Davidson On Breaking An NCAA Free Throw Record

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jack Davidson, a student at Wabash College. He broke the NCAA record for all-time consecutive free throws. He made 95 consecutive free throws, breaking a 22-year-old record.

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The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate change and women's safety.

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Nigerians Vote After Delay

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Eighty-four million Nigerians are registered to vote for president in Saturday's elections. But the week's delay of the vote could affect turnout for the next leader of Africa's largest economy.

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Cities Laredo And Nuevo Laredo Maintain Close Relationship Despite Border Separation

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, celebrate their annual "Abrazo Bridge Ceremony" on Saturday. It has special resonance in an era of heightened anti-immigrant and border security rhetoric.

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A Showdown Over Aid In Venezuela

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Venezuela's president is refusing to allow tons of U.S. humanitarian aid to enter the country. But thousands of volunteers are trying to bring it in from Colombia.

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