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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 World Of Paris Publishing In 'Non-Fiction'

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Non-Fiction is being billed as a comedy of adultery in the publishing industry. But it poses some serious questions about the effects of the digital age on all of us.

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Which W: Walgreens Or Washington?

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

The logo for the Washington Nationals baseball team might look familiar even if you don't follow the team. Especially if you shop at Walgreens.

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Saturday Sports: Red Sox At White House, NHL, NBA Playoffs

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk NBA and NHL playoffs, as well as discuss the politics of team celebrations at the White House.

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The End Of A Massachusetts Magic Institution

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Magicians in New England are mourning the end of an era. A beloved Massachusetts magic store has closed its doors. For years, it was a place to trade tricks and swap stories.

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What It Means When Students Become 'Heroes'

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with licensed professional counselor Melissa Glaser about her advice for parents and students on students fighting back during a school shooting.

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Business Owner On Impact Of Missouri Floods

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Andy Dallwitz, a business owner in St. Charles County, Mo., about the recent flooding there.

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Trade Talks End With No Agreement

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Trade talks between the U.S. and China ended Friday with no agreement. But both sides said the negotiations were constructive. The U.S. imposed higher tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.

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Where Camels Become Beauty Queens: Inside Mongolia's Biggest Camel Festival

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Two-humped Bactrian camels were domesticated thousands of years ago to carry goods and people across Asia. One festival in Mongolia annually celebrates this gentle giant.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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Craig Ferguson On Recovery, Philosophy And A Lifetime Of 'Riding The Elephant'

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

The comedian and former talk show host's new book is a collection of essays about what he's learned over decades of being a bouncer, a drummer, a TV personality — and a recovering alcoholic.

(Image credit: Beth Novey/NPR)

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Former Trump Adviser Dan DiMicco On China Tariffs

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dan DiMicco, a former senior trade adviser to Donald Trump in 2016, about the president's trade policies, including his use of tariffs.

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When Mozart Makes You Say 'Wow'

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

A 9-year-old who attended a performance of "Masonic Funeral Music" at the Boston Symphony Hall last Sunday expressed his exuberance at the end.

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French Telecom Executives On Trial Over 'Moral Harassment'

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Prosecutors have charged executives at the biggest telecom company in France with "moral harassment." Labor advocates say the work environment was so hostile, it was the reason for worker suicides.

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Opinion: One Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

This week, the U.N. issued the summary of a report warning of unprecedented declines in biodiversity. Scott Simon makes the case for humankind to assume responsibility for protecting the vulnerable.

(Image credit: James Warwick/Getty Images)

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Cuban Diva Omara Portuondo Feels As Strong As Ever On 'Last Kiss' World Tour

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Now 88 years old, Cuba's musical matriarch wants to perform for audiences until she dies. "What I have left to live for is smiles," Portuondo says.

(Image credit: Johann Sauty/Courtesy of the artist)

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In 'The British Are Coming,' Rick Atkinson Turns His Gaze To The American Revolution

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says there are lessons from the Revolution that hold true even today, 244 years after the shot heard 'round the world.

(Image credit: Tony Luong for NPR)

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The Dangers Of 'Zombie Deer Disease'

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Chronic wasting disease is an illness that's spreading in deer, elk and moose and there are at least three bills being considered at the national level to provide funds to research and fight it.

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Waging 'The Good Fight' Against Censorship

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

CBS censored a segment of The Good Fight because of a critical segment that took aim at Chinese censorship. NPR's Scott Simon spoke with Steve Angel, the animator of the segment.

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Europe And The Iran Deal

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Pierre Vimont of Carnegie Europe about how European countries should approach Iran's latest announcement that it would resume some nuclear activities it had halted earlier.

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Week In Politics: Congressional Democrats Vs. The White House

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:16am

Another week of standoffs between the executive and legislative branches.

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Steeped In Fantasy, 'Westside' Novel Follows A Young Detective's Quest For Clues

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with professional writer W.M. Akers about his debut novel, Westside.

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