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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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Chinese Trawler Hits And Sinks Filipino Fishing Boat

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:03am

The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese trawler has led to outcry in the Philippines and raised alarm over whether China is ramping up claims to disputed waters.

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Human Trafficking And The Southern Border

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Professor Jamie Gates of Point Loma Nazarene University about the fact and fiction surrounding human trafficking across the Southern U.S. border.

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Democrats Try To Distinguish Themselves On Health Care

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:03am

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the Democratic presidential candidates' health care policies.

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U.S. Advances At Women's World Cup

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:03am

The U.S. has advanced to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup after a thrilling 2-1 victory over host country France. It was the most anticipated game of the tournament so far.

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What's Next For The Census After Supreme Court Ruling

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:03am

The Supreme Court has weighed in on the census citizenship question but the battle between the administration and critics of the hotly contested question isn't over yet.

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Himesh Patel On The Beatles And 'Yesterday'

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Himesh Patel, who stars in the new movie Yesterday, which imagines a world in which no one knows The Beatles, except one man.

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Chanelle Benz On 'The Gone Dead'

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Chanelle Benz's new novel is a story that swells with Mississippi swelter, blood oaths, old grudges, conspiracy theories and everlasting mysteries. Scott Simon talks with her about the book.

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How White Politicians Can Talk About Race

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Joe Biden's reaction to criticism of once working with segregationists highlights the complicated politics of race. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility.

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Democrats Campaign At South Carolina Fish Fry

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Democratic presidential candidates attended a major event last night for South Carolina Democrats, a fish fry held by Rep. Jim Clyburn. He's defended Joe Biden's recent comments about segregationists.

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ICE Plans Large-Scale Raids

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan defended his plan to arrest and deport thousands of migrant families in an interview with NPR.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger On Iran

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger about President Trump calling for and then canceling military strikes against Iran.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Draft, Wimbledon

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Even though the NBA is in its off-season, the draft this week drew a lot of attention. Plus, Wimbledon is coming up! Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.

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3x3 Basketball World Cup

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kareem Maddox, who is competing in the 3x3 World Cup in Amsterdam. The relatively recent competitive sport is also now set to debut at the 2020 Olympics.

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Oberlin College President On Bakery Case

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar about the $44 million libel verdict against the college. The jury said Oberlin defamed a local bakery.

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'Stonewall' Opera Marks Uprising's 50th Anniversary

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.

(Image credit: Sarah Shatz/Courtesy of New York City Opera)

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Ruby Ibarra describes her art as unfiltered, a quality that shines through in her band's 2019 Tiny Desk submission.

(Image credit: Donna Ibarra/Courtesy of the artist)

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Move Over, Goat Yoga. Alaskans Now Have Reindeer Yoga

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

A ranch in Fairbanks, Alaska offers yoga classes with reindeer. An owner says the animals are particularly well-suited to it because they are twisty creatures.

(Image credit: Ravenna Koenig/KTOO)

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2 Fractured Halves Make A Whole In 'Evvie Drake'

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

The debut novel from NPR's own Linda Holmes follows a suddenly widowed (and not all that grief-stricken) woman and her new lodger — a former major league ballplayer who's lost his ability to pitch.

(Image credit: Ballantine Books)

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Satchmo In His Adolescence: 1915 Film Clip May Show Young Louis Armstrong

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

Music historian James Karst explains his recent research into the early life of the legendary Louis Armstrong.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Week In Politics

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 8:05am

President Trump called off an attack that was intended as retaliation for Iran's shooting down of a U.S. military drone.

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