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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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Anti-Immigrant Party Disrupts Sweden's Usual Politics

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

Sweden holds a general election on Sunday and the country's usually calm political landscape could be disrupted by strong support for a populist, anti-immigrant party.

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Alberto Gonzales On Kavanaugh

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

NPR's Scott Simon asks former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about working with a president and previously confidential emails between him and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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The Family Blood Of St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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

NPR'S Scott Simon talks with Paul Janeway of the band St. Paul & The Broken Bones. The band's new album is Young Sick Camellia.

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Shedding Swimsuits In A Miss America Reboot

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

The new head of Miss America says candidates will no longer be judged on their outward appearance. As part of that remake, the swimsuit competition has been axed from this Sunday's event.

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Foreign Actors On Mexico's Theater Stage Stir Resentment Behind The Scenes

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

Mexico's immigration battle with the U.S. plays out in the news daily, but a more subtle tension over cultural identity took center stage this week: foreigners taking leading roles in Mexican theater.

(Image credit: Gilda Villareal)

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Opinion: Stand Up And Speak Out

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

In this Saturday's essay, NPR's Scott Simon considers how the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed could better serve the country.

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Shadowed By Scandals, Coach Rick Pitino Pens His 'Story'

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

The Hall of Fame college basketball coach, fired by the University of Louisville in 2017 following recruiting violations, addresses his career and recent headline-grabbing mistakes in a new memoir.

(Image credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Yosemite Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream

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

Rock climbing in Yosemite National Park is no longer a sport for extreme athletes or long-haired rebels. Indoor climbing gyms have trained a new generation of climbers who clamber up the famous rocks.

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What's Next In The Syrian War: Idlib

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

Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group tells NPR's Scott Simon about the danger an attack on Syrian rebels in Idlib poses to hundreds of thousands of already displaced people.

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Saturday Politics: Kavanaugh, The Mysterious Op-Ed

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

Washington is recovering from a week of Supreme Court hearings and the publication of an anonymous op-ed that rattled the White House.

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Former Presidents Bush and Obama Eulogize John McCain

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 2:05pm

NPR's Scott Simon, Kelsey Snell and Ron Elving host coverage of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama speaking at the funeral for John McCain.

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Quinn Cummings On Working With Neil Simon

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Quinn Cummings was 10 years old when she was nominated for an Oscar in Neil Simon's 1977 film, The Goodbye Girl. NPR's Scott Simon ask Cummings what it was like to work with the late playwright.

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Coca-Cola Buys Moxie Soda

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Fans of Maine's state drink, a quirky soda called Moxie, are absorbing the news that it could be headed for the big time. This week, the Coca-Cola corporation announced it bought the rights to Moxie.

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Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick, Williams Sisters

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

A new NFL season is upon us, but the league can't shake some unfinished business. And the Williams sisters hit the hard courts of the U.S. Open.

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Norman Eisen On Prague's 'Last Palace'

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Norman Eisen about his new book, The Last Palace. Eisen lived in a palace in Prague during his tenure as former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic.

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Washington Gathers For McCain Memorial

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

A service for Sen. John McCain in Washington caps days of tributes and poignant bipartisan displays — with eulogies from two former presidents.

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The Legal Challenges In Investigating Church Abuse

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Soares, district attorney of Albany County, about the legal hurdles to investigating the Catholic Church and child sex abuse in New York state.

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U.S. And Canada To Continue Trade Negotiations

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

Canada and the U.S. haven't come to an agreement over a new trade deal. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Gordon Ritchie, a former ambassador for trade negotiations for Canada.

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Musicians Honor Roger Miller

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Dean Miller, son of the late musician Roger Miller, who has put together a tribute album to his father.

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The Defunding Of Grand Canyon Science

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:35am

The federal government is defunding scientific research programs in the Grand Canyon/Colorado River region, leaving longstanding projects and lots of jobs in limbo.

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