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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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Kern County Fire Chief On Earthquake Response

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Friday night. It was the second quake in two days. Kern County, Calif. Fire Chief Anthony Romero talks with host Renee Montagne.

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Taking Stock Of The June Jobs Numbers

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

According to the Labor Department, employers added 224,000 jobs in June, despite a disappointing May. The strong job market could reduce pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates.

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Cardi B Can't Trademark 'Okurrr'

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says Cardi B cannot trademark her signature catchphrase — or catchsound — "okurrr."

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Encore: Comedian Brian Regan Sees The Dinosaurs In Everyday Life

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

Brian Regan has been called "your favorite comedian's favorite comedian." He's also known as a "clean comic," which might explain why families make up a good portion of his audience.

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Sex Trafficking Victim Wants To Ban Brothels In Nevada

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

A federal lawsuit in Nevada is trying to end the state's legal brothel system. Plaintiffs say brothels encourage sex trafficking, but the industry says women freely choose to do sex work.

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Saturday Sports: Wimbledon, Women's World Cup

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about a rising tennis star at Wimbledon and the upcoming Women's World Cup final.

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Deported Father Returns Home

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to José Escobar, who was deported to El Salvador in 2017. He finally returned home to his family in Texas this week.

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Hong Kong Activists Speak Out

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

Young demonstrators speak of their passion, depression and steely determination to take to Hong Kong's streets again. They are clear in their opposition to Beijing's tightening grip on their city.

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Census Legal Battle Continues

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

The legal fight over a citizenship question the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census is not over. A federal judge in Maryland is now reviewing the question's alleged "discriminatory" origins.

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'Slaughterhouse-Five' At 50

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

Fifty years ago Kurt Vonnegut published his anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. NPR's Renee Montagne revisits an earlier conversation she had with the author about the book.

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World Cup Finals Preview

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to Briana Scurry, a retired soccer goalie for the U.S. women's national team, about the World Cup finals on Sunday.

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New Novel Asks: What Would You Do To Get Your Kid Into 'The Gifted School'?

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

The school is fictional but the anxiety is real — the plot bears striking resemblance to actual college admissions scandals. "There's a sense that parents will stop at nothing," says Bruce Holsinger.

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A Day's Work On Delhi's Mountain Of Trash

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

It's almost as tall as the Taj Mahal. It smolders and festers. And it's a source of income for slum dwellers nearby.

(Image credit: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Curious Tale Of The Band Luxury, Who Escaped Tragedy And Embraced Faith

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

A new film follows the indie rockers' rise in the 1990s, the traffic accident that disrupted their lives and their recent return — after three of the members became Orthodox priests.

(Image credit: Buffy Rittweger/Courtesy of the artist)

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Anchorage Breaks Heat Records

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks with KTUU Weekend Meteorologist Tracy Sinclare about the record-breaking heat in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Week In Politics

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

A census citizenship question remains unsettled while Democratic presidential candidates go to Iowa.

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Southern California Hit By 2nd Large Earthquake In 2 Days

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

Southern California was hit by another big earthquake Friday, after one struck the day before.

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Iran Prepares For Higher Uranium Enrichment

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:04am

Iran is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by the 2015 nuclear deal, according to a video message from a top aide to the country's supreme leader.

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North Carolina Tries To Clean Up Its Electricity

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 8:49am

North Carolina's governor is promising to quickly cut greenhouse emissions but will need to convince Duke Energy, the state's dominant utility, to abandon coal and gas in favor of solar and wind.

(Image credit: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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'One Day At A Time' Renewed On New Network

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

Monica Castillo of the website Cherry Picks tells NPR's Sarah McCammon why she thinks it's good that the rebooted One Day at a Time has been renewed for a fourth season.

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