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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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British Parliamentarians Form New Centrist Group

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to U.K. Member of Parliament Chris Leslie about his recent decision to leave the Labour Party. Leslie has criticized the party's leadership over its handling of Brexit.

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Trump Administration Moves To Overhaul Family Planning Program

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

The Trump administration has issued a new rule that dramatically changes the nation's federal family planning program, Title X, including barring abortion providers from receiving the funds.

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Reporter Jim DeRogatis On R. Kelly Charges

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Jim DeRogatis has been doing tough reporting on R. Kelly for almost 20 years. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the singer's arrest.

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Jack Davidson On Breaking An NCAA Free Throw Record

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jack Davidson, a student at Wabash College. He broke the NCAA record for all-time consecutive free throws. He made 95 consecutive free throws, breaking a 22-year-old record.

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The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

This weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate change and women's safety.

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Nigerians Vote After Delay

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Eighty-four million Nigerians are registered to vote for president in Saturday's elections. But the week's delay of the vote could affect turnout for the next leader of Africa's largest economy.

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Cities Laredo And Nuevo Laredo Maintain Close Relationship Despite Border Separation

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, celebrate their annual "Abrazo Bridge Ceremony" on Saturday. It has special resonance in an era of heightened anti-immigrant and border security rhetoric.

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A Showdown Over Aid In Venezuela

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Venezuela's president is refusing to allow tons of U.S. humanitarian aid to enter the country. But thousands of volunteers are trying to bring it in from Colombia.

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Vatican Sex Abuse Summit Continues

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Pope Francis is holding a summit on clergy sex abuse. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Msgr. Stephen Rossetti of the Catholic University of America about the role of the church in tackling the problem.

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Week In Politics: Mueller, 2020 Democrats, Emergency Declaration

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

We recap the week's biggest political news: a possible end of the Mueller investigation, the president's emergency declaration and Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential bid.

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Isaac Mizrahi: From Following Mom Into The Fitting Room, To Fashion Fame

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:16am

Growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, Mizrahi says he stood out like "a chubby, gay thumb." He's written about his unlikely path into the fashion industry in his new memoir, I.M.

(Image credit: Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images)

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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 7:44pm

Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research.

(Image credit: Courtesy of August Davidson-Onsgard)

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Pitchaya Sudbanthad On 'Bangkok Wakes To Rain'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pitchaya Sudbanthad about his novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain. It's a collection of short stories that thread the history of Thailand with the modern world.

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Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive.

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Making Money As A Rent-A-Goalie

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Keith Hamilton of Toronto talks about what it's like to be a rent-a-goalie for amateur ice hockey teams.

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Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick And Kareem Hunt

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL after alleging collusion to deprive him employment. Meanwhile, the league is keeping Kareem Hunt in its ranks.

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Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Pope Francis has defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has been accused of sex abuse.

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30 Years After Departure, Russian Veterans Remember Afghan War

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

Thirty years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russian veterans of that disastrous war muse on their service and the U.S. as it contemplates its own pullout.

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U.S. National Debt Passes $22 Trillion

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan why and what the long-term consequences could be.

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Gunman Kills 5 In Aurora, Ill.

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 8:15am

A mass shooting in Aurora, Ill., has left six people, including the gunman, dead.

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