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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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Opinion: An Outrageous Crime Has Become A Commonplace Event

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

After the recent shooting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how common school shootings have become in the United States.

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The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

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

A grassroots drive to preserve a historic building in downtown Atlanta is highlighting the city's somewhat forgotten role in early country music.

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'Prayer Can't Be Our Only Form Of Defense': Mosques Eye Security For Ramadan

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

Mosques around the U.S. are taking security seriously in the aftermath of the New Zealand massacres and other attacks on houses of worship.

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Yogi Berra's Son On Baseball, Family And Overcoming Hardships

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

Yogi Berra's son, Dale Berra, speaks about his new book, My Dad, Yogi: A Memoir of Family and Baseball, with NPR's Scott Simon.

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'Cyber Disruption' Affected Parts Of U.S. Energy Grid

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

NPR's Scott Simon asks journalist Blake Sobczak of E&E News about his reporting on a "cyber event" that impacted grid networks in California, Utah and Wyoming.

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New Museum In Richmond Confronts Realties Of The American Civil War

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

In Richmond, Va., a new museum will give a more inclusive and expansive view of the Civil War –– telling the history and stories of women, African Americans, Native Americans and more.

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Saturday Sports: Portland Trail Blazers Defeat Denver Nuggets In 4 Overtime Periods

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

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 140-137 after playing four overtime periods. That hasn't happened since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.

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Before This Vietnam War Veteran Dies, He Would Like To Become An American Citizen

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

Werner Trei, 71, is in hospice care in Colorado. He was given numerous awards for helping save 100 Vietnamese civilians when he was a U.S. Army Ranger. Before he dies, he'd like to be a U.S. citizen.

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How High Medical Bills Can Take A Toll On Both Patients And The Nurses Who Care For Them

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

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hilary Valdez, a nurse who wrote in after our last Bill of the Month story. She tells us about how high medical bills can affect nurses' relationships with patients.

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A Love That Stretches Beyond Trump's Travel Ban

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

Before the Supreme Court affirmed Trump's travel ban, Brian and Mehraneh fell in love. Now he lives in New Jersey, and she's in Iran, and they're trying to figure out a way to be together.

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After 2 Years Of Rule, King Of Thailand Finally Set To Be Crowned

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

More than two years after Thailand's king died, his crown prince son is having his coronation in Bangkok. The new monarch is a 66-year-old former military pilot who is already asserting his authority.

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What's Next For U.S. Involvement In Venezuela?

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Fernando Cutz, a Latin American expert with the Wilson Center, about the U.S.'s role in Venezuela.

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Former Federal Prosecutor On Battle Between House Democrats And Attorney General Barr

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams about what's next in the fight between the House and Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the Mueller report.

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Inside The Life Of Famous Sex Educator, Dr. Ruth

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to the esteemed Dr. Ruth Westheimer about the new Hulu documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth, about her early life and rise to fame.

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The Little-Known History Behind The Kentucky Derby

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

Saturday marks the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Kurtis Lee about some of the unknown history behind the legendary race.

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How Last Year's Massive Woolsey Fire In Southern California Impacted Wildlife

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

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist for the National Park Service. They discuss how the 2018 Woolsey Fire has impacted wildlife in southern California.

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The Story Of 'The Fabulous Stains' And Riot Grrrl

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 8:41am

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, made in the early 1980s, inspired many of the early members of the underground feminist punk movement.

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Activist On Women's Rights In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 8:41am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif. She drove across the U.S. to bring attention to the state of women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

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The U.S.-Canada Relationship In 'The Art Of Diplomacy'

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 8:41am

Vicki Heyman and Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, speak with NPR's Scott Simon about their new book, The Art of Diplomacy.

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Saturday Sports: Basketball, Basketball, Basketball

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 8:41am

The NBA Western conference is narrowing down, and a legendary NBA great died this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

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