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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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Explaining The Possible Changes To Public Housing

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

People who receive federal housing subsidies might be required to pay more of their rent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Tracy Jones of Atlanta's Housing Authority for her reaction.

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What's Next After Koreas Summit

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

The two Korean leaders met yesterday for a summit that yielded a historic joint agreement. It sets the stage for a summit between the U.S. and North Korea.

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Marcia Ball Looks Back On Her Blues Legacy: 'I'm Perfectly Suited For The Job'

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:54am

With five decades in show business, blues musician Marcia Ball talks about her latest album Shine Bright and the perks of life on the road.

(Image credit: Mary Bruton/Courtesy of the artist )

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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen — returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

(Image credit: Duke University Archives)

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Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects a string of recent — and suspicious — deaths of Russian journalists and dissidents.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs And Major League Baseball

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant. They'll cover the surprises of the NBA playoffs so far and the historically hot start by baseball's Boston Red Sox.

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How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

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$1 Billion Fine Levied Against Wells Fargo Over Loan Abuses

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean about the $1 billion fine that Wells Fargo will have to pay for overcharging its customers on home and auto loans.

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After ISIS Was Driven Out, Syrian City Of Raqqa Remains In Rubble

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Tamer El-Ghobashy, Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post about the city of Raqqa, which is still in a state of destruction.

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Trump's Criticisms May Have Helped Comey's Book Sales

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, about his take on former FBI Director James Comey's publicity blitz. Comey's new book is called, A Higher Loyalty.

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North Korea Will Suspend Nuclear Tests To Focus On Its Economy

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Kang, a professor at the University of Southern California, about North Korea's announcement that it will shut down its nuclear test site and suspend missile tests.

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Laura Veirs' 'The Lookout' Is A Soundtrack For Turbulent Times

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura Veirs of Portland, Ore., about her new album, The Lookout. She says it addresses the fleeting beauty of life in a chaotic post-election America.

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Talking With Author Sam J. Miller About 'Blackfish City: A Novel'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

The new book Blackfish City tells of a near future that's both dystopian and utopian all at once. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sam J. Miller about his story and about the influence of his father.

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Carl Kasell, Voice Of Authority And Soul Of Irreverence, Dies

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon pays his respects to Carl Kasell. The beloved NPR newscaster and "public radio ambassador" died earlier this week. He was 84.

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In Maine, It's A Boom Year When It Comes To Fishing For Baby Eels

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Each spring, a few lucky Maine fishermen have the chance to make a lot of money catching baby eels, known as elvers, to sell to eel farms in Asia. This year, the prices are some of the highest ever.

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Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Alaska has a sexual assault rate 3 times the national average and a child sex assault rate 6 times. NPR's Scott Simon discusses that with Alexander Hirsch of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

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New Book 'Windrush' Sheds Light On Multi-Racial Britain

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Trevor Phillips, co-author of: Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain. The U.K. is roiled by revelations of the Windrush generation of immigrants.

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Reduced U.S. Embassy Staff In Havana Hinders Travel By Cubans

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

The chilled relations between Cuba and the White House has left the U.S. embassy running on a shoe-string operation. Cubans hoping to travel to the U.S. must now apply in a third country for visas.

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This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.

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It's Been A Dramatic Week Of Concessions From North Korea

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

North Korea has agreed to suspend missile tests, close its major nuclear-testing site and to drop demands that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea. It comes ahead of a historic North-South summit.

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