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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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Yosemite Valley To Reopen After Closure Due To Fire and Smoke

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

Yosemite Valley is scheduled to reopen next week while firefighters continue to fight the Ferguson fire. Still, climate scientists and forest managers say change is at hand for the iconic National Park.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

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A Brief History Of The Drum Set

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

Today's common drum kit is just 100 years old, even though drums have been around for millenia. It fell out of favor with the advent of drum machines and sampling. For many, there's no substitute.

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A Rearranging World In 'The Third Hotel'

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

Clare, recently widowed, goes to a movie and sees her husband. Is he real? Or does she just think he's real? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Laura van den Berg about her latest novel, The Third Hotel.

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Saturday Sports: Football Coming Back, Ohio State Scandal

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

The NFL's new helmet rules and controversy for football coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State in this week's sports roundup.

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Hawaii Businesses Struggle With Uncertainty Of Volcano

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been violently spewing lava since early May. There is no way to know if or when the lava will stop and businesses are struggling with the uncertainty.

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Constant Wildfires Leave California Firefighters Strained

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

California hasn't had a month without a wildfire since 2012. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Mike Feyh of the Sacramento Fire Department about the strain on firefighters.

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Historian On Think Tank Resignation Over Former Trump Official's Hiring

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with William Hitchcock, a historian who resigned from a University of Virginia think tank to protest its hiring of a former Trump administration official.

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Immigration Lawyer On Separated Children

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

Priya Konings is an attorney with KIND, Kids in Need of Defense, a New York based nonprofit that has been working to reunite migrant children and families in New York. She talks with Scott Simon.

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The State Of Election Security Ahead Of Midterms

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

With the 2018 midterms approaching, election security is a major concern for state governments. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Politico cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller.

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The First Week Of The Manafort Trial

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

The first week of Paul Manafort's trial is over. Manafort, a veteran lobbyist and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign chairman, is fighting charges of bank and tax fraud.

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Director On Dystopian Thriller 'The Darkest Minds'

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

The Darkest Minds is a film adaptation of dystopian young adult novels with some similarities to current events. NPR's Scott Simon talks to director Jennifer Yuh Nelson about it.

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Understanding NXIVM, Group Critics Call A 'Cult'

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with New York Times Magazine reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis about NXIVM. Several top members of the self-improvement company face sex trafficking charges.

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Rome's City Services Falling Behind

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

From buses that catch fire to uncollected trash, Rome is facing a mess of problems with urban services. One group has responded by filling 5,000 potholes as the city tries to repair itself.

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Remembering The D.C. Couple Killed In Tajikistan

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

We remember two cyclists, Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin, killed in Tajikistan Sunday.

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'Black Campaign School' Trains New Generation Of African-American Candidates

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

More than 100 people — candidates, future candidates and campaign staffers — gathered in Atlanta to learn about running for political office.

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The ACLU On Facebook's Fake Page Removals

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 8:08am

Facebook has been removing fake accounts linked to campaigns designed to influence the midterm elections. NPR's Scott Simon asks the ACLU's Ben Wizner to weigh in on free speech issues.

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To Focus On Students' Emotional Well-Being, India Tries 'Happiness Classes'

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 9:16am

This month, Delhi students saw a new course added to their traditionally rigid curriculum. To confront academic pressures linked to India's high suicide rate, public schools are teaching mindfulness.

(Image credit: The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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Week In Politics: Michael Cohen, Mueller, Rosenstein

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

President Trump focused on positive economic news this week while there were noteworthy developments in the story of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

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Report Details Sexual Harassment Allegations Against CBS CEO Les Moonves

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

CBS CEO Les Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct in a new story published by The New Yorker.

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Saturday Sports: Baseball, Broken Bones And Trade Deadlines

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:21am

In Major League Baseball, the perennial powerhouse teams are looking strong as the trade deadline approaches. Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

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