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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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Norman Eisen On Prague's 'Last Palace'

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Norman Eisen about his new book, The Last Palace. Eisen lived in a palace in Prague during his tenure as former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic.

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Washington Gathers For McCain Memorial

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

A service for Sen. John McCain in Washington caps days of tributes and poignant bipartisan displays — with eulogies from two former presidents.

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The Legal Challenges In Investigating Church Abuse

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Soares, district attorney of Albany County, about the legal hurdles to investigating the Catholic Church and child sex abuse in New York state.

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U.S. And Canada To Continue Trade Negotiations

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Canada and the U.S. haven't come to an agreement over a new trade deal. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Gordon Ritchie, a former ambassador for trade negotiations for Canada.

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Musicians Honor Roger Miller

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dean Miller, son of the late musician Roger Miller, who has put together a tribute album to his father.

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The Defunding Of Grand Canyon Science

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

The federal government is defunding scientific research programs in the Grand Canyon/Colorado River region, leaving longstanding projects and lots of jobs in limbo.

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A Funeral Fit For A 'Queen'

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

The star-studded funeral for Aretha Franklin gave family, friends and fans the chance to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul. It ended a week of events that aimed to celebrate the singer's life.

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The Wait To Become A U.S. Citizen Lengthens

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Immigrant advocates claim the Trump administration is building a "second wall" to keep immigrants out of this country. That wall is the lengthy and time-consuming process to become a U.S. citizen.

(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

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Insulin's High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Alec Raeshawn Smith was 23 when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and 26 when he died. He couldn't afford $1,300 per month for his insulin and other diabetes supplies, so he tried to stretch the doses.

(Image credit: Bram Sable-Smith for NPR)

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Transgender Killings Spur Calls For Police Reform

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Three transgender women have been murdered in Jacksonville, Fla., so far this year. Activists want more police training and better relationship between police and the LGBTQ community.

(Image credit: Lindsey Kilbride/WJCT)

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Elite Wildland Firefighters Are The Pride Of The Blackfeet Reservation

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

No drinking, no drugs, no tardiness, and they have to run a seven-minute mile. They're the Chief Mountain Hotshots, the all-Native firefighting crew from Montana's Blackfeet Reservation.

(Image credit: Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio)

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Sen. Chris Murphy On U.S. Involvement In The War In Yemen

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about his call to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen.

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After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa's Undocumented Workers

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Napa Valley's wine industry relies heavily on immigrants, but the undocumented are often ineligible for services when disaster strikes. An artist depicts how the 2017 fires impacted this community.

(Image credit: Rachael Bongiorno for NPR)

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Qatar's Influence Campaign

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Julie Bykowicz of The Wall Street Journal about a novel lobbying strategy employed by Qatar to influence U.S. policies.

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The 'Dangerous Times' For The NFL

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

A drop in football viewership, dangerous concussions to players, embroiled in politics and race: Scott Simon talks with Mark Leibovich about his book Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.

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Elderly Mexican Parents See Their Children In The U.S. For The First Time In Decades

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

A program started by a Mexican state has been reunifying elderly parents with their children living illegally in the U.S. Recently more than 30 families were reunited near Austin.

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'A River Of Stars' Is An Asian-American, 'Pregnant Thelma & Louise'

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

Vanessa Hua's debut novel follows two women at a secret California maternity center where rich Chinese send expectant mothers to give birth to U.S. citizens. Then they run away.

(Image credit: Emily Bogle/NPR)

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Tesla To Stay Public

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

More than two weeks ago, Tesla's Elon Musk said he was considering taking his company private. Now Musk and the company's board say Tesla will remain publicly owned.

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Saturday Sports: Baseball

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon talks baseball with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. There's a little over a month left of regular-season baseball.

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Talkin' Birds: The Damage Of Plastics

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

Single-use plastics like bags and straws are doing damage to the world's oceans and marine life. Ray Brown from Talkin' Birds tells NPR's Scott Simon that such plastics pose danger to birds as well.

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