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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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Rep. Jackie Speier On Indictment Of Russians

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of Florida and member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the indictment of 13 Russian nationals.

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Florida Lawmaker On Guns In Schools

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Florida State Sen. Dennis Baxley, a Republican, about his proposal to allow school officials to designate people to carry guns in schools.

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Military Families And SNAP Benefits

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Amy Bushatz, reporter at Military.com, about how the White House's proposed budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program might affect military families.

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Fundraising For Kids To See 'Black Panther'

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

A look at why crowdfunders across the U.S. are raising money for disadvantaged youth, many of them people of color, to see the superhero movie Black Panther.

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Columbine Survivor On Florida School Shooting

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the shooting in 1999. She's now director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools. She talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

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Figure Skater Yuzuru Hanyu Takes Another Gold

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

At the Olympics, Japan finished one-two in the men's figure skating finals. And for the first time since 1952, there was a repeat Olympic champion: Yuzuru Hanyu.

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Florida Shooting Update

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

We have the latest in the investigation into the school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.

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Grand Jury Indicts Russians Over Election Interference

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

A grand jury handed down indictments on 13 Russians for carrying out "information warfare" on the 2016 campaign, detailing years of efforts to hack American politics.

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Bernadette Peters On Fulfilling The Red Dress Of 'Hello, Dolly!'

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

The Tony-Award-winning actress, the latest to play the titular role of Dolly Levi on Broadway, describes what she brought to an enduring musical.

(Image credit: Julieta Cervantes)

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She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.

(Image credit: Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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'Piecing Me Together' Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school.

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Why The Zombie Craze Still Has Our Undying Affection

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:08am

Disney Channel's new high school zombie musical; The Walking Dead's ratings reign; the buzz for the new book Dread Nation: In pop culture, the undead persist after our brains.

(Image credit: John Medland/Disney Channel)

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Israel Launches Strikes Against Iranian Targets In Syria

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Israel's military launched an air raid in Syria. The attack was allegedly targeting sites that are linked to the Iranian military.

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A School Goes From Andrew Jackson To Mary Jackson

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City will keep its name, but change its namesake. It will no longer be named for President Andrew Jackson, but Mary Jackson, NASA's first black female engineer.

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The History Of Chicago's Public Housing In 'High-Risers'

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Cabrini-Green was a symbol for public housing in the late 20th century until it was torn down in 2011. Ben Austen talks with Scott Simon about that history and his new book, High-Risers.

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Taxi Drivers Face Financial Crisis

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, about the suicide this week of a New York City driver in financial crisis.

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There Is A Competition To Avoid Learning Who Won The Super Bowl, For Some Reason

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

About a dozen people are among the last standing in a competition against modern technology. They don't know who won the Super Bowl and they're trying to go as long as possible without finding out.

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Saturday Sports: Olympics Begin

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

We have the latest on the Olympic Games in South Korea.

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Pennsylvania Proposes New Districts

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Pennsylvania Republicans have unveiled a new map for congressional districts after a court order.

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The Stock Market's Week

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 8:02am

Wages are up but stocks are on a roller coaster. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former Obama administration economist Jason Furman.

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