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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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North Carolina Rep. David Rouzer On The Impact Of Florence

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., about the effects of Hurricane Florence on the area he represents, including Wilmington.

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Update On Explosions In Massachusetts

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

Days after gas explosions caused fires in 70 homes across three Massachusetts towns, many residents remain in shelters.

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Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has turned state's evidence.

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A True Story Of Kidnap And Rape In 'The Real Lolita'

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Sarah Weinman about her new book The Real Lolita. It tells the story of the true events that inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel.

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CBS And #MeToo

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with The Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters about CBS and the latest updates on ongoing sexual misconduct and bullying allegations there.

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New Bern Resident On Leaving Her Home

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Danielle Cayton of New Bern, N.C., about the effect Tropical Storm Florence has had on her and her loved ones.

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What Would Change If More People Voted

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

More than half of eligible voters skip the ballot box in midterm elections. What would the political effect be if they all showed up?

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Barney Frank On The Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon marks the 10th anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers with former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who helped craft post-crisis rules.

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Mayor Of Beaufort, N.C. On Storm Damage

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Beaufort, N.C., mayor Everette "Rett" Newton about the effects Tropical Storm Florence had on his city.

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Saturday Politics: Trump And Hurricanes, Manafort, Kavanaugh

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

President Trump sparked controversy while touting hurricane readiness. His former campaign head has pleaded guilty. And there are allegations of sexual misconduct by his Supreme Court nominee.

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The View From New Bern, N.C.

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 8:26am

Tropical Storm Florence continues to dump rain on the Carolinas. Five people have died.

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Bobi Wine Is Willing 'To Die Trying' To Win Freedom For Uganda

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:17am

Ugandan politician and musician Bobi Wine says he was tortured by soldiers. He was allowed to come to the U.S. for medical treatment, but says he's going to return to Uganda, despite the risks.

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Emma Thompson On 'The Children Act'

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

NPR's Scott Simon sits down with Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson. She plays a British judge deciding the fate of a teenage boy in a new movie, The Children Act.

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The Bug Black Market

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

Thousands of insects were stolen from a Philadelphia museum. North Carolina entomologist Bill Reynolds says one place they could end up is the international black market.

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Leaving Billions Behind In 'Lake Success'

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Gary Shteyngart about Lake Success, his new novel in which a hedge fund manager chucks it in and flees on a Greyhound bus for a simpler life with his childhood sweetheart.

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Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick, U.S. Open

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

NPR's Scott Simon talk with Howard Bryant of ESPN about Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal, the start of the NFL season and the conclusion of the U.S. Open.

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The BBC's Slow Radio

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

The BBC is offering a path to mindfulness through a new program featuring natural and ambient sounds.

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The Federal Judge At The Center Of A Fight Over Migrant Separations

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

The Trump administration wants to withdraw from the Flores agreement, a decades-old legal settlement concerning detention of children. Dolly Gee is the federal judge at the heart of the battle.

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Former 'New York Times' Executive Editor Jill Abramson On Anonymous Op-Ed

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

The search continues for the anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed. NPR's Scott Simon asks Jill Abramson, former executive editor at the Times, what effects it could have on the press.

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Anti-Government Protests Turn Violent In Basra, Iraq

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 8:04am

Anti-government protesters set fire to the Iranian consulate in Basra, Iraq. Security officials say forces guarding the building withdrew to prevent clashes with demonstrators.

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