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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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Families Of ISIS Fighters Crowd Camps In Syria

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

The U.S. and Syrian-Kurdish forces have driven ISIS out of Syria. Now, tens of thousands of the women and children — the families of ISIS fighters — are in an overcrowded, remote camp in Syria.

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The Valkyrie Who Maxed Out Her Credit Cards: Christine Goerke Sings Brünnhilde

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

Goerke, who's singing in the current Metropolitan Opera Ring cycle, overcame a vocal crisis to become one of today's leading dramatic sopranos.

(Image credit: Richard Termine/Met Opera)

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Massive Crowds Protest Against Algerian President Bouteflika

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

Algerians gathered for the country's largest protests yet against President Bouteflika's bid to run again for a fifth term.

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Sen. Bob Menendez On Venezuela

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., about the situation in Venezuela and the end of the Mueller investigation.

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Week In Politics: Health Care, Southern Border

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

With the Mueller investigation behind him, President Trump has had a renewed focus on policy, from health care to Venezuela.

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Opinion: Remembering Pilot Michel Bacos, Hero Of The 1976 Entebbe Hijacking

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

Remembering Michel Bacos, a French pilot who served in World War II and bravely remained behind with Jewish passengers when his 1976 commercial flight was hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Boeing Proposes Software Fix For 737 Max

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

Boeing is currently working on a software fix for its troubled 737 Max jetliner but the challenge for the company is not just to fix the plane's behavior, it also needs to factor in human behavior.

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A Tale Of 2 IPOs: Lyft Vs. Levi's

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:55am

The greetings investors are giving initial public offerings from Lyft and Levi Strauss demonstrate what Wall Street values and what it does not.

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Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Discusses End Of Special Counsel Investigation

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 2:52pm

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., about the end of the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Rep. Ben Cline On The Mueller Report

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:01am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the Virginia Republican about the Russia investigation.

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Sen. Chris Coons On The Mueller Report

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:01am

The Delaware Democrat speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference.

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Opinion: How America's Pastime Became So Slow

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:37am

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon writes about how an increased focus on analytics has slowed down the pace of baseball.

(Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

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U.S.-Backed Forces Declare Defeat Of ISIS 'Caliphate'

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

The U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces say they have defeated ISIS in the town of Baghouz, ISIS' last remaining territory.

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Last U.S. Chemical Weapons Stockpile Set To Be Destroyed

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

In a move that marks the end of an era, destruction of the country's last chemical weapons stockpile starts this summer in Kentucky. It comes after years of debate over how to do it safely.

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Ahead Of His 100th Birthday, A Reading Of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 'I Am Waiting'

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100 Sunday. NPR's Scott Simon reads his poem, "I Am Waiting."

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Former Watergate Prosecutor On Mueller Report

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon asks former Watergate assistant prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks what answers she's expecting from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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Saturday Sports: March Madness, Ichiro Suzuki

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the week in sports.

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Miami Residents Go On Hunger Strike To Protest Gun Violence

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

In Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, a group of men have been holding a hunger strike to protest gun violence in their community.

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D.C. Residents Respond To Mueller Investigation's Conclusion

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

People in Washington, D.C., are relieved that the waiting is over for the Mueller report to be complete. Now they're wondering if they'll get to read it.

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GOP Consultant Responds To Mueller Report

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:15am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Shermichael Singleton, Republican political consultant and contributing host of Vox's Consider It, about his reaction to the end of the Mueller investigation.

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