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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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Hawaii Tropical Storm Update

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

As it approached Hawaii, Hurricane Lane lost strength and is now a tropical storm. It continues to dump a lot of rain on Hawaii.

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The 'National Enquirer' And Trump

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with former National Enquirer editor Jerry George about the relationship between David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the tabloid, and President Trump.

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Republicans And Democrats Follow A Familiar Playbook In Responding To Cohen Plea

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

After the stunning news that President Trump's former lawyer pleaded guilty, Republican lawmakers downplayed the news and Democrats waved off renewed calls for impeachment.

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What Closing A Government Radio Station Would Mean For Your Clocks

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

Many clocks sync with a government radio station that's been proposed to be closed. Scott Simon talks with Thomas Witherspoon of the website The SWLing Post.

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A Military Reservist On The MAVNI Program

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

The Army has reinstated more than 30 recruits it discharged. They filled high-demand military jobs in exchange for a fast track to citizenship. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a reservist from Pakistan.

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Texas School District To Send Teachers To Shelters For Migrant Children

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

A San Benito, Texas, school district is providing staff and materials to teach migrant children at a local shelter. NPR's Scott Simon asks board president Michael Vargas about community reaction.

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Musician (And Landscaper) Ryan Culwell On Making Ends Meet

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Ryan Culwell about his latest album. The Last American is about the struggles of ordinary Americans.

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Saturday Sports: NFL Preseason, Lindsay Whalen

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

It's a new season for the NFL but it's facing some of the same controversies. And basketball great Lindsay Whalen may be retiring from playing, but she's not going far.

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Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with University of Florida scientist Lisa Taylor about her lab's use of human makeup in experiments about spider coloration and mating.

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The Connection Of 'The Joy Luck Club' And 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with Janet Yang, executive producer of the 1993 movie The Joy Luck Club. It's been credited for paving the way for the new film Crazy Rich Asians.

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Former FARC Guerrillas Join Colombia's Congress

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

In Colombia, 10 former leftist guerrillas who fought in a war are newly-minted members of Congress. For some, the transition from jungle fighters to lawmakers is too soon.

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Virginia County Approves Plan To Arm Teachers

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

The Lee County School Board in Virginia voted to approve a plan that would allow teachers to carry guns. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Superintendent Brian Austin about how the plan would work.

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Remembering Kofi Annan

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has died at age 80. Colum Lynch of Foreign Policy talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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How The Catholic Church Trains Its Own About Abuse

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

How does the Catholic Church prepare its seminarians to deal with questions of sexual abuse and celibacy? NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Paul Blaschko, who attended seminary from 2008 until 2011.

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Carbon Fiber Bike Failures Spotlight Dangers Of Counterfeits

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

High-end bikes and components are often made of carbon fiber, which is strong and light-weight. But carbon fiber bikes have to be carefully maintained.

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'Ticker' And Building An Artificial Heart

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden speak with author Mimi Swartz about her new book, Ticker. It tells the story of the quest to build an artificial heart.

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Israel's Shin Bet Detains High-Profile Figures

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

The Israeli security agency Shin Bet, has been detaining high-profile figures in the past few weeks. One of them is activist and author Moriel Rothman-Zecher, who talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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Robin DiAngelo On White People's 'Fragility'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to author Robin DiAngelo about her latest book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

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Hunting For Russian Trolls (Online)

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

Josh Russell is a systems analyst by day, but his hobby is scouring the Internet as an amateur Russian troll hunter. He talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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The Role Of Lawsuits In Addressing The Opioid Crisis

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.

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