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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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Looking Back At George H.W. Bush's Legacy

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 8:09am

President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94. We look back on his life and legacy.

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Protesters And Police Clash In Paris

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 10:31am

Police in the French capital fired teargas at thousands of protesters marching on the Champs Elysees Saturday.

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How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 8:02am

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see a culture clearly. Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's Ninth Symphony was an ode to what American music could become.

(Image credit: Ed Clark/Life Picture Collection/Getty)

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Twin's Difficult Birth Put A Project Designed To Reduce C-Sections To The Test

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:59am

A woman had twins in a hospital south of Boston last summer, right around dinner time. For doctors aiming to reduce cesareans, the second baby's tricky arrival tested the limits of teamwork.

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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President Trump Statement Disputes CIA Assessment On Killing Of Khashoggi

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

From criticism to judges to pushing for more border security funding, President Trump kept up the political tempo, as lawmakers headed home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Camp Fire In Northern California Almost Entirely Contained

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with California Fire Chief Ken Pimlott about the cost and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the wildfires.

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Spitting Cobra Finds It's Way Into The Backyard Of NPR's East Africa Correspondent

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

A reporter's notebook from our correspondent in Kenya on finding a cobra in his backyard

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Saturday Sports: Basketball, Football and Golf

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

Scott Simon talks with NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman about basketball, football, and golf.

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Arizona Coffee Shop Is The One Stop Shop For All Things Trump

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

A gift shop and coffee house claims to be the sole U.S. business dedicated to all things Trump. It has become a clubhouse for the president's supporters and a target for anti-Trump protesters.

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Farmworkers Stayed Behind In Ventura County Despite Risks Of Fire And Smoke

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

Farmworkers workers in Ventura County worked through the wildfires despite the risks. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Juvenal Solano, a former farmworker and community organizer, about why workers stayed.

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First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes SCholarship

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

Jin Park is the first DACA recipient to win a Rhodes Scholarship. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Park about what this accomplishment means to him and other DACA recipients.

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New York's Adirondack Mountain Received Snow Earlier Than Usual

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

Winter arrived early in New York's Adirondack Mountains. The high country is locked in snow and ice. We have a Thanksgiving week postcard from a trek to the summit of Algonquin Mountain.

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New Climate Change Report Places Blame On Human Actions For Natural Disasters

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Katherine Hayhoe of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University about a new report showing that recent extreme natural events are due to climate change.

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The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Global Influence

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer and former foreign piolicy adviser Robert Kagan about where the United States stands on the global stage.

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Book Review: 'The Friend' Wins 2018 National Book Award For Fiction

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Sigrid Nunez about her novel, "The Friend," which just won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.

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How Some Algorithm Lending Programs Discriminate Against Minorities

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary about how algorithms of computer-driven lending programs, somehow, manage to discriminate against minorities.

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Black Friday Shopping Tradition Spreads Around The World

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

The post-Thanksgiving shopping spree known as Black Friday has become tradition elsewhere, even without the Thanksgiving holiday hook, such as the South American nation of Colombia.

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Vermont Works To Attract New Residents And Multiply The State's Work Force

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

Vermont's declining population is creating a headache for employers. So the state is rolling out the red carpet to potential new residents by helping them find jobs and housing.

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European Union Members Prepare To Vote On Great Britain's Brexit Plan

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 7:52am

Scott Simon speaks with journalist Teri Schultz about the European Union's planned vote on Brexit.

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Over 600 People Still Missing In California Wildfires

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 7:47am

There are over 600 people still missing after the most destructive fire tore through Butte County, Calif. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kristin Aquino who is searching for her uncle.

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