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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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Gospel Music Industry Leaders Must Speak Out Against R. Kelly, Writer Says

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

R. Kelly, amid allegations of sexual abuse, still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for industry leaders to speak up.

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Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.

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A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

The NBA star says he fears that if he travels to London for an upcoming game against the Washington Wizards, he might be killed for speaking out against Turkey's president.

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Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

"I don't think Louis C.K. is funny," NPR's Scott Simon says. A comic can be edgy, but one that's not funny "is no more interesting than any other muttering blowhard who craves attention."

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A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "difficult to love," but loved with "extra fierceness."

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The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities'

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian spirit that refers to Obioma's protagonist as its host.

(Image credit: Jason Keith)

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Women Entering A Sacred Temple Spark Protests In India

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Protests erupted across south India after women sneaked into a temple that banned females old enough to menstruate. The temple is part of a debate between gender equality and religious freedom.

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Saturday Sports: The Bears And The Lady Bears

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

We have a roundup of the week in sports, including the latest on the Chicago Bears, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team.

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Biological Cartographers Seek To Map The Trillions Of Cells In The Human Body

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

There's an effort underway to make a new atlas of all the cells in the human body, and to describe each cell type using all the powerful tools of today's genetic technology.

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The Bolsonaro Era Begins In Brazil

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

We have the latest on the big political changes taking shape in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the first week of his new administration.

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Texas Migrant Tent City To Close By End Of January

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

A tent camp housing migrant children in Texas is due to shut down by the end of January as the federal government releases more detained children to their families.

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Nancy Pelosi Reclaims The Speaker's Gavel

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Nancy Pelosi once again became speaker of the House this week as Democrats took control. She made history as the first female speaker in 2007 and her sharp political skills helped her hold onto power.

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How The Government Shutdown Hits Rural America

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

The partial government shutdown means farmers and other rural residents will be waiting for services they can usually rely on.

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American Anthem: 'Dancing In The Street'

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

"Dancing In The Street" is a Motown party song made famous by Martha and the Vandellas, but the song took on a political connotation during the race riots of the 1960s.

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Love Airline Food? United Has The Cookbook Just For You

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

United is publishing a cookbook of recipes "inspired by" some of the meals served in United's Polaris International Business Class.

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For Military Members, An Elusive Search For Fashion That Conforms

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Every article of clothing, every accessory worn by a member of the military must conform to regulation. But there are gaps in compliant clothing available to service members, particularly women.

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A Charity That's Not Afraid To Fail

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

A charity has been helping people in a poor rural area in Bangladesh buy a bus ticket to the nearest city. Now a study suggests the method hasn't actually worked, but the charity is still celebrating.

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How Cancer Can Follow Firefighters Long After The Flames Go Out

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Chicago Tribune reporter Karen Ann Cullotta about her four-part series investigating the links between firefighters and the cancers they can get in the line of duty.

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Is The Economy Booming Or About To Bust?

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist Megan Greene about the health of the economy and what indicators she's keeping an eye on.

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Week In Politics: The Shutdown Continues

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Amid the ongoing government shutdown, a new era of divided government kicked off in Washington as Democrats formally took control of the House of Representatives.

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