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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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Listeners Remember Toni Morrison With Her Words

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

Toni Morrison, a Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, meant so much to so many. Listeners honor her legacy by reading their favorite Morrison quotes.

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Sarah M. Broom On 'The Yellow House'

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

Sarah M. Broom's debut memoir The Yellow House tells the sprawling tale of a family in New Orleans East and the home that was wiped away by Hurricane Katrina. She talks with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer.

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Inside Saudi Arabia's Disinformation Campaign

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

A new investigation finds that Saudi Arabia is behind a disinformation campaign aimed at discrediting its enemies. NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks to the report's researcher of Bellingcat.

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Guatemalan Voters Head To The Polls

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

Sunday's elections in Guatemala are leaving voters with a choice between two unpopular candidates. It's emblematic of the conditions that are driving thousands of Guatemalans north.

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Changing Position On Impeachment

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 12:46pm

A majority of House Democrats are now calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., about why she decided to add her name to that list.

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Filmmakers On Nature Documentary 'Serengeti'

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Simon Fuller and John Downer about their new nature documentary series, Serengeti.

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Rapper A$AP Rocky Released From Jail In Sweden

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

American rapper A$AP Rocky has been released from jail in Sweden after being held in custody for a month on assault charges. Unusually, President Trump sent a hostage negotiator to intervene.

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Saturday Sports: Yankees And Red Sox, Concussions In Football

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant about the Red Sox and the Yankees battling this weekend, the Astros, and the death of an NFL great that's renewing concern about concussions.

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The Dangers Of Environmental Activism In The Philippines

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

The Philippines is the deadliest country for environmental activists, according to a watchdog group. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to environmental activist Leon Dulce about the violence in that country.

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Race And Politics This Week

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

President Trump continued attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., this week as Democratic presidential primary candidates stressed their commitments to minority communities.

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What New Tariffs Mean For Shoppers

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

Once again, economists and retailers warn that the prices customers see in stores might go up in the months ahead.

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My Signature Song: 'No Scrubs'

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

Karan Nevatia of California shares his Signature Song, "No Scrubs," by TLC.

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The Try Guys Try Interviewing Laura Hillenbrand

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

The Try Guys are four YouTube stars who'll try almost anything, including Scott Simon's job. Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld and Eugene Lee Yang interview author Laura Hillenbrand.

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From Auto Mechanic To Doctor

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

Carl Allamby was a successful car mechanic and small business owner when he decided at the age of 40 to go to medical school. Now a doctor, he talks with host Scott Simon about his experience.

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U.S.-Russia Arms Control Treaty Ends

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

A landmark arms control treaty signed by the U.S. and the Soviet Union three decades ago expired on Friday. The Kremlin and the Trump administration blamed each other for its demise.

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Growing Up In Appalachia Is 'The Great Riddle Of My Life,' Says 'Marilou' Author

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

A 14-year-old loner named Cindy finds her own maternal figure in Sarah Elaine Smith's first novel, set in the part of rural Pennsylvania where the author grew up.

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To Aid Minority Representation, California Cities Change How They Elect City Councils

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

California has improved minority representation on city councils by moving from at-large seats to district elections. It's a change that came about because of lawsuits over voter rights.

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Puerto Rico's New Governor Is Sworn In

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

Puerto Rico's embattled governor stepped down as promised and the Washington insider he chose to succeed him was sworn in. Still, the uncertainty and mistrust lingers.

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Week In Politics

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Molly Ball, national political correspondent for Time magazine, about the week's political developments.

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Speaking Out Against FGM

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon asks female genital mutilation survivor Maryum Saifee why she wishes Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., had seized on an opportunity to advocate for FGM survivors.

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