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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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Jon Hamm On 'Beirut'

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Jon Hamm about his new film, Beirut. Hamm plays a former American diplomat who's called back into service to help negotiate the release of a kidnapped CIA agent.

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The Humanitarian Impact Of Airstrikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the human impact of the alleged chemical attack in Syria and the U.S.-led airstrikes with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Valerie Plame On 'Scooter' Libby Pardon

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

President Trump pardoned Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice related to the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

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Black Muslims Step Into Spotlight

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

Black Muslims in America are reclaiming and highlighting their traditions. In Los Angeles, Jihad Saafir is converting his father's storefront mosque into a vibrant community center and school.

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View From Paris

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

France was one of the three countries involved in launching airstrikes on targets in Syria overnight.

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Germany Car Crash Leaves Several Injured

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 2:08pm

A vehicle crashed into the town Muenster in Germany injuring a number of people.

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'You Couldn't Get Elected Dogcatcher!' No, Seriously

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:45am

We have an update on dogcatcher Zeb Towne of Duxbury, Vt. He was America's only elected dogcatcher. That changed after our story aired.

(Image credit: Amy Kolb Noyes/Vermont Public Radio)

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The Grass Is Always Greener At The Baseball Field

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

Baseball players have all of spring training to get ready, but for the groundskeeper, Opening Day brings a lot of pressure. We meet John Tornour, the Washington Nationals' head groundskeeper.

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Saturday Sports: Tiger Woods And The Masters

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

We get some of the week's sports highlights, including the much-anticipated return of Tiger Woods to the Masters.

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Gaza Protests Continue; At Least 8 Palestinians Killed Friday

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

There's been fresh protests and clashes in Gaza, near the border fence with Israel. Gaza officials say Israeli troops killed at least eight Palestinians Friday.

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Lula Defies Order To Turn Himself In

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

In Brazil, an extraordinary scene is underway. The country's former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is defying a judge's order to turn himself in and start a prison sentence for corruption.

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Oklahoma Teachers Continue Strike

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

Oklahoma lawmakers approved $40 million in new money for public schools on Friday. But the state's teacher's union says it's still not enough and that it won't end teacher walkouts across the state.

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Explaining The New Russia Sanctions

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

NPR's Scott Detrow talks with Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute about the Trump administration's new round of economic sanctions against Russian oligarchs and officials.

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Rep. Ro Khanna On Silicon Valley And Facebook

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg heads to Congress next week. NPR's Scott Detrow talks to Rep. Ro Khanna, Democrat of California, who represents Silicon Valley.

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The Ethics Of Tech

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

NPR's Scott Detrow talks with former Google engineer Yonatan Zunger. He argues the tech industry should operate with a "higher standard for care."

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Russia's Inroads In Africa

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

The U.N. recently allowed Russia to start selling weapons to the Central African Republic. It's just one way Russia is trying to build up influence on the continent again, as the U.S. turns inward.

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Why Hondurans Risk The Trip To The U.S. Border

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with Lester Ramirez of Transparency International about why hundreds of people from Honduras have joined a "caravan" of migrants en route to the Mexico-U.S. border.

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China And Intellectual Property

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

NPR's Scott Detrow speaks about intellectual property theft and tariffs with Dan Eberhart, CEO of Canary, an oilfield services company. It manufactures precision valves in the U.S. and China.

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Week In Politics: Tariffs And Pruitt

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

The week in Washington was filled with talk of tariffs and the many controversies that have dogged EPA head Scott Pruitt.

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'Just As True': Johnny Cash's Poems Set To Music For New Album

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 8:11am

Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, helps to immortalize his father's poems with a new album called Johnny Cash: Forever Words.

(Image credit: Don Hunstein (c) Sony Music/Courtesy of the artist)

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