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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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He Led A Platoon Of Artists Who Fooled The Germans: 'Imagination Is Unbelievable'

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 8:20am

At 104 years old, Gilbert Seltzer remembers his time in a secret Army unit in World War II, helping deceive the enemy with rubber artillery and the recorded sounds of rumbling tanks.

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In Rural West Texas, Illegal Border Crossings Are Routine For U.S. Citizens

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 8:20am

In some remote border towns in Texas along the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens cross back and forth for medical care in Mexico. It's a technically illegal reality that local Border Patrol acknowledges.

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Why Corned Beef Sandwiches — And The Rest Of The Universe — Exist

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 8:20am

Somehow, at the beginning of time, there was an imbalance of matter and antimatter. That's how all the stuff in the universe came about. Scientists think they may find an answer by studying neutrons.

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Assange, Free Speech And The Espionage Act

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 8:20am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to analyst Asha Rangappa about the indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act and why she believes that free speech is not an adequate defense.

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Week In Politics

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 8:20am

Legislation to provide disaster relief is hung up in the House. State legislatures are restricting abortion rights. And the Supreme Court blocked new congressional maps for Michigan and Ohio.

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Short Stories In 'Orange World'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell about her new, otherworldly, collection of short stories, Orange World.

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The Therapy Dogs Of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

Therapy dogs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got their own yearbook page this year.

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Tilda Swinton And Joanna Hogg On 'The Souvenir'

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg, who are childhood friends, about their new film, The Souvenir. The movie is part memoir and based on a personal relationship of Hogg's.

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Eurovision 2019 Concludes

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

Europe's favorite music competition, the Eurovision Song Contest, concludes tonight. NPR's Scott Simon talks with William Lee Adams, founder of the Eurovision fan site Wiwibloggs, about the contest.

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Saturday Sports: NBA, WNBA, Preakness, Ohio State

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

We have the latest on the NBA, the new commissioner leading the WNBA, and the investigation of an Ohio State University doctor's sexual abuse of students.

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Microsoft Updates Old System To Respond To New Threat

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Brian Barrett, editor at Wired magazine, about the latest Windows XP patch and how an operating system abandoned by Microsoft is still used by millions worldwide.

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The Trump Administration's Record On Immigration

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

President Trump unveiled a plan to overhaul immigration. This has been a key issue for the president. A look back at the administration's track record on immigration reform.

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Whats Polls Say About Abortion Views

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

As restrictive abortion laws gain traction in Alabama and Missouri, how do Americans generally feel about abortion? Ariel Edwards-Levy, a reporter with HuffPost, breaks it down for NPR's Scott Simon.

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Candidates Fight Early For Pennsylvania

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

Pennsylvania is the single biggest, must-win battleground state in the 2020 general election. Even though the primary is held in April, candidates are already campaigning like the vote is soon.

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Iran Debate Intensifies

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

Does the hawkish rhetoric about Iran threaten to turn into an open conflict? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to former national security adviser Susan Rice about the internal tensions inside the White House.

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The Chateau Marmont's Place In Hollywood History

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

NPR's Scott Simon discusses the glamorous LA hotel Chateau Marmont with Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset.

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Widows Of Police Suicide Speak Out

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

More police officers now die by suicide than in the line of duty. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the widows of four officers who took their own lives about losing their husbands to suicide.

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Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas made by Cuban emigrés in Miami.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Latin American Library, Tulane University)

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Germans Stand Out In Support Of European Union

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

NATO and the EU have given post-war Germany an identity and framework in which to thrive. With nationalism fraying alliances, Europe's heavyweight finds itself uncomfortable in an unpredictable world.

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Week In Politics: Iran, Tariffs

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:12am

From Iran to immigration, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Anita Kumar, who is a White House correspondent for Politico, about the week in politics.

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