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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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LGBTQ People Of Color And Discrimination

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:00am

A new poll shows that LGBTQ people of color were at least twice as likely as white LGBTQ people to report discrimination because of their sexuality and gender identity.

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Youth Soccer Referee Says Parents Are A Problem At Games

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:00am

Avery Krut, volunteer referee for the American Youth Soccer Organization in Beverly Hills, Calif., tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he's had enough of parents' behavior on the sidelines.

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What's Next For Net Neutrality

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:00am

The FCC plans to remove regulations around net neutrality. Ina Fried, chief technology correspondent for Axios, talks NPR's Scott Simon through what to expect.

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Parents Allege Sexual Abuse At Chinese Kindergarten

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:00am

An alleged sex abuse scandal in a kindergarten run by a large private school chain has caused an uproar in China.

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A Conservative Tax Analyst On The GOP Tax Plan

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Greenberg, senior analyst at the right-learning Tax Foundation, about the GOP tax plans. He says it may be hard to reach consensus because of internal disagreements.

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Week In Politics: Flynn And Russia, Sexual Harassment On Capitol Hill

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 8:00am

Michael Flynn has broken ties with the White House legal team, reports say, in a possible sign he will cooperate with prosecutors investigating Russian influence.

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After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:31am

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Jane Dougherty)

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As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:20am

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR

(Image credit: Dylan Johnson for NPR)

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'The Longevity Economy': What Does It Mean To Be Old?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

A new book called The Longevity Economy argues businesses are failing to design things that older consumers want to buy because they're relying on outmoded ideas about what it means to be old.

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Saturday Sports: Boston Celtics

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Howard Bryant of ESPN The Magazine talks with Scott Simon about the Boston Celtics' winning streak and how this Thanksgiving, a certain NFL team's controversial name might draw some extra attention.

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The Nonhuman Rights Project Advocates For Zoo Animals

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Scott Simon talks with Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project, a legal advocacy group for animals. They're arguing in Connecticut Superior Court that three zoo elephants are legal persons.

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Trump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi Town

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

The Trump Organization is unveiling a new line of four-star hotels. The first one is due to open soon in a tiny Mississippi Delta town.

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What Is Poppy?

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Poppy is an Internet phenom, known for her strange YouTube videos and her Japan-inspired bubblegum pop. She and her director Titanic Sinclair talk with Scott Simon about who, or what, Poppy is.

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The Texas Coast, After Harvey

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mayor Jimmy Kendrick of Fulton, Texas, about the recovery efforts in his small coastal town after being devastated by Hurricane Harvey more than two months ago.

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Reckoning With Sexual Harassment

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine talks with Scott Simon about this post-Weinstein moment, in which many of us are considering how we've been complicit in, and affected by, sexual harassment.

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Thousands Call For Mugabe's Ouster In Zimbabwe

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Thousands gathered today in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe. NPR's Scott Simon talks with freelance journalist Jeffrey Barbee for the latest.

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Rep. John Faso On GOP Tax Bill

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

House Republicans passed their tax bill, but not without some dissent in the ranks. Rep. John Faso, a Republican from New York, voted no. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he reached his decision.

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Like A War Movie, But 'On A Planet Of Teenage Girls'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Sarah DeLappe's play The Wolves, which opens in New York on Monday, follows an elite soccer team of young women as it prepares for its own battles.

(Image credit: Julieta Cervantes/Courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater)

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A Lady From 1881 Gets A New Portrait In 'Mrs. Osmond'

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

Man Booker Prize winner John Banville has written a sequel to Henry James' The Portrait Of A Lady. 'It was my initial foolhardiness and overweening pride that made me do it,' he says.

(Image credit: David Levenson/Getty Images)

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:19am

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

(Image credit: Leela Cyd/Courtesy of Flatiron Books)

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