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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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The Power Of Congress After Trump's Emergency Declaration

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

The president circumvented Congress by declaring a national emergency. James Wallner of the conservative R Street Institute tells NPR's Scott Simon that lawmakers failed to take action to stop Trump.

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Listeners Share Stories Of Racism At School

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Listeners Beth Patin, Brett Chapman, Lily Lee and Corynne Jones share stories about racism at school — either recently or in the past.

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Former 'Enquirer' Spokesman On Bezos Allegations

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Stu Zakim, former spokesman for the National Enquirer, about allegations that American Media Inc. tried to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Paradise, Calif., Holds Memorial For 85 Killed In Fire

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

A community-wide memorial service was held on Friday for the 85 people who died in November's Camp Fire. One man whose father died in the fire is trying to figure out where his family goes from here.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Trades, Baseball's Free Agents

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the stark differences between Major League Baseball and the NBA when it comes to free agents.

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Rethinking Traffic Stops

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Scott Simon talks with Frank Baumgartner of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about how police are rethinking traffic stops, which often disproportionately target African-Americans.

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Protesters Oppose Border Wall In Mission, Texas

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

We go to Mission, Texas, on the Southern border, where protests have sprung up against a proposed border wall.

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An Overview Of State Abortion Laws

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Scott Simon talks to Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, about new abortion laws in state legislatures across the country.

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Update On Sexual Assault Allegations Against Virginia's Lieutenant Governor

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

We have an update on the political situation in Virginia after a second allegation of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

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A Fake Orchestra Performance In 'Sounds Like Titanic'

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Scott Simon talks with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman about playing with an orchestra that played to sounds from a CD. Her memoir, Sounds Like Titanic, raises questions about identity and reality.

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Democrats Court Iowa's Rural Voters

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Many Democrats with presidential ambitions in 2020 are already making trips to Iowa. And some of them are trying hard to win over rural supporters the party lost in 2016.

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Parkland Students Speak, One Year Later

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with activists Matt Deitsch and Charlie Mirsky about their efforts to end gun violence in the wake of last year's shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger about getting vaccinated despite his parents' disapproval.

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Where Dictators Go After Losing Power

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

If Venezuela ousts its president, Nicolas Maduro, where would he go? NPR's Scott Simon asks columnist Moisés Naím what options dictators and strongmen have once they're cast out.

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Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.

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How To Demand A Medical Breakthrough: Lessons From The AIDS Fight

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:38am

When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history.

(Image credit: Tim Clary/AP)

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Calls For Virginia Gov. Northam To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 5:30pm

After a page from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook was published online, Shermichael Singleton, a republican political consultant, tells NPR's Scott Simon that Northam has to go.

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Executive Producer Of 'Horror Noire' Documentary Shares 3 Must-See Black Horror Films

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Tananarive Due is an executive producer on the new Shudder documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She gives NPR's Scott Simon her recommendations for films featured in the documentary.

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Super Bowl LIII Matches The New England Patriots Against The Los Angeles Rams

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The New England Patriots play against the Los Angeles Rams for the 53rd Super Bowl. NPR's Tom Bowman regales Scott Simon with football lore.

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The History Behind The Highs And Lows Of The Marginal Tax Rate

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

There was shock this week at the suggestion of a 70 percent tax rate. But law professor Dorothy Brown explains to NPR's Scott Simon that the U.S.'s marginal tax rate has been as high as 94 percent.

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