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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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Barry Levinson's 'Paterno' Examines A Coach's Passion, And His Complicity

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

The Penn State coach's fall from grace is depicted in a new HBO movie, Paterno, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino.

(Image credit: Atsushi Nishijima/AP)

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Former AG Alberto Gonzales On McCabe's Firing: 'Sessions Made The Right Decision'

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:36am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired Andrew McCabe as FBI deputy director. Former Attorney General Albert Gonzales says Sessions "made the right decision" but "the timing is unfortunate."

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Remembering Robert F. Kennedy's Speech After Martin Luther King's Assassination

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

When Robert F. Kennedy learned of Martin Luther King's assassination in April of 1968, he gave an impromptu speech in Indiana. Decades later, it's credited with calming the devastated crowd.

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Saturday Sports: March Madness, Baseball Begins

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Howard Bryant of ESPN talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the biggest sports stories of the week: March Madness and baseball's opening day.

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Phoenix Mayor On Census Immigration Question

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton about the 2020 Census, its effects on his community and on the state of Arizona.

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Malala Returns To Pakistan

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Malala Yousafzai is back in Pakistan for the first time since 2012, when she was shot in the head by Taliban militants. Security is high for her surprise trip and reaction is mixed.

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At Least 15 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Troops In Clashes

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Recent violence highlights what's been the descending situation in the crowded Gaza Strip.

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The Week In Washington

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

President Trump visited Ohio; Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was fired; news about U.S. forces in Syria.

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Baton Rouge Mayor On Alton Sterling Case

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Two Baton Rouge police officers won't be charged in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the city's reaction.

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Sacramento Protests Continue

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

There is ongoing outrage in Sacramento surrounding the shooting death of Stephon Clark by police.

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Iraq's Christians Remain Displaced This Easter

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Mosul's mosaic of Iraqi Christian communities and an ancient cathedral were damaged by ISIS militants. Now, Christians there are staying away.

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African-Americans, Guns And Trump

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Chapters of the National African American Gun Association grew after President Trump's inauguration. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Philip Smith, president and founder of the gun rights organization.

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Questions Raised Over Anti-Semitism In U.K.'s Labour Party

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Scott Simon speaks to Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, about the recent controversy over accusations of anti-Semitism in the U.K.'s Labour party.

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More Diplomats Expelled In Russia And U.S.

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Washington Post reporter John Hudson about White House discussions surrounding President Trump's decision to expel Russian diplomats from the United States.

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Philadephia's New DA Wants Prosecutors To Talk Cost Of Incarceration While In Court

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Larry Krasner wants prosecutors to announce in open court the taxpayer expense of incarceration before asking for it. His new policy is drawing backlash and discussion.

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'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes in a new memoir surviving 20 brain tumors, and what the eight-week nightmare of psychological symptoms taught her about mental illnesses she's long studied.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the author)

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'World Make Way': New Poems Paint Classic Pictures

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:22am

Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins edited the new children's book, in which poets reflect on paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Rather than describing the painting, it's what they feel," he says.

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and ABRAMS Books)

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Actress Cynthia Nixon Challenges N.Y. Gov. Cuomo; GOP See Opportunity

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

Actress Cynthia Nixon announced her run for New York governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Brigid Bergin, politics reporter at WNYC, about the September primaries.

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The Week In Sports: NCAA Basketball, Minor League Baseball

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

The NCAA men's tournament is down to eight teams, and baseball makes an unexpected entry in the omnibus spending bill.

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Sisi Is All But Assured A Second Term In Egypt's Presidential Election

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

Egypt has a presidential election starting Monday, but the winner is almost certain already: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. And tight restrictions limit discussion of other options.

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