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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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What Hong Kong's Turmoil Means For Taiwan

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

Hong Kong's turmoil reverberates among Taiwanese. Many have a sense dread that as Hong Kong goes, so goes Taiwan. Others are less bothered, believing that China will leave well enough alone.

Categories: Syndicated

Climate Policies Of 2020 Democrats

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

Climate change has emerged as a key issue among the Democratic presidential candidates, several of whom have detailed plans.

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Hundreds Arrested At Moscow Protest

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 12:51pm

Hundreds of people have been arrested at a protest in Moscow. Scott Simon talks with Evan Gershkovich of the Moscow Times, who's been covering the rally.

Categories: Syndicated

Sports Roundup: Boxing Deaths, Olympic Swimming And The WNBA

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Two boxing deaths in one week, a preview of Olympic swimming, and a check-in about the WNBA: Host Scott Simon gets an update from NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

Categories: Syndicated

Grindr Has Left A Cultural Impact On The LGBTQ Community. But Can The App Survive?

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Once a mainstay of queer culture, Grindr is slipping at representing all aspects of LGBTQ people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to journalist Mathew Rodriguez about why.

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New Maine Law Aims To Restore Internet Privacy Protection Rolled Back By Trump Administration

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Lawmakers in Maine have passed a bill to restore internet privacy protections — protections that were rolled back by the Trump Administration and Congress.

Categories: Syndicated

10-Year-Old Girl Who Penned Letter To Yo-Yo Ma Gets A Response

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

When 10-year-old Anyi Kesler couldn't get in to a free Yo-Yo Ma concert, she wrote a letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune. Yo-Yo Ma read the letter and responded.

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Opened A Door With North Korea. Will 2020 Candidates Follow?

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Trump's meetings with North Korea's dictator has led to a new level of engagement with Pyongyang. Any Democrat who manages to win in 2020 has to decide whether to keep that relationship going.

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Rural Wireless Carriers Are Challenging T-Mobile And Sprint Merger

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

A group of states and wireless carriers are still challenging the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, despite the merger's approval from the Justice Department.

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After Gov. Rossello's Resignation, Political Turmoil In Puerto Rico Continues

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Puerto Rico's governor resigned after days of massive protests. He steps down next week, but the cabinet official in line to replace him is already sparking new protests.

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Rep. Andy Levin Discusses Growing House Support For Trump Impeachment Proceedings

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

To impeach or not to impeach? Democrats have been arguing about this since taking control of the House. Host Scott Simon talks with Representative Andy Levin, who wants impeachment proceedings.

Categories: Syndicated

Author Caitlin Horrocks Explores Brilliance of Composer Erik Satie In 'The Vexations'

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Caitlin Horrocks about her debut novel, The Vexations. It's about French composer Erik Satie and his siblings.

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A Group Of Women Are Riding The Tour De France Route — One Day Ahead Of The Men

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Before the men cycle across the finish line at the Tour de France, a group of women riders will finish the route. Host Scott Simon talks with Sara Beck, a member of the InternationElles team.

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Instagram Is Testing Hiding Number Of Likes On Posts In 7 Countries

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Instagram is taking away the "likes" in some countries as part of a test. Host Scott Simon talks with Australian journalist Kumi Taguchi about how that's affecting the user experience.

Categories: Syndicated

Opinion: Is Anything More Urgent Than The Temperature Of Our Planet?

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Our earth is in the middle of what may be the hottest summer on record. Scorching new records were set all over Europe this week. What could be more urgent news than the temperature of our planet?

(Image credit: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Lucy Lawless: To Fans, 'I'm A Really Cute Walking Dinosaur'

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Everyone's favorite Warrior Princess is back on the small screen as a retired police detective solving crimes in the new series My Life is Murder. She says she's gratified that fans are so friendly.

(Image credit: Acorn TV)

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Declared Dead At War, He Returned Alive To Find His World Had Moved On Without Him

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

After three wars, two marriages, and 30 months as a POW, Walter Dixon says he's proud of his time served in the military. "I'd do it again," he says in an interview for StoryCorps.

(Image credit: Modupeola Oyebolu/StoryCorps)

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Isolated And Struggling, Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

The golden years are thought to be a well-earned, carefree time in life. But adults 65 and older now account for almost 1 in 5 suicides in America.

(Image credit: Jovelle Tamayo for NPR)

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Massive Protests Continue To Roil Hong Kong

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

Thousands in Hong Kong continue to protest, demanding direct elections and a dissolution of the current legislature. Host Scott Simon talks with Washington Post reporter Shibani Mahtani.

Categories: Syndicated

New Study Examines The Role Of Private Equity In Dismantling Retail Businesses

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

A new study shows that private equity firms have hastened the failure and liquidation of retail businesses. Host Scott Simon talks with its co-author, Maggie Corser.

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