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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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Archaeological Site Reveals New Details About Georgia History

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

Archaeologists say a new dig site in northeast Georgia is revealing some surprising history about the state and about people who lived there long before the Europeans.

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A Richmond School Board Member On Renaming A School

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

The Richmond School Board voted to remove the name of a Confederate general from a local elementary school, replacing it with Barack Obama. Board member Kenya Gibson talks with Scott Simon.

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Addressing Sexual Abuse In The Muslim Community

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

#MeToo has given voice to victims of sexual harassment, including in religious communities. Among Muslims, a group of young people is creating its own movement to address abuse.

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A Father Feared For His Son's Life, So He Joined Him On The Street

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

A San Diego father believed his son, a heroin addict, was on the verge of dying, so he flew to Denver and lived on the street with him for a week, foraging for food and sleeping in parks.

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Reporter John Carreyrou On The 'Bad Blood' Of Theranos

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou about his new book, Bad Blood, which takes a deep look at the Theranos scandal.

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A Former Immigration Judge On The Current Situation

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

What kind of caseload awaits immigration judges with a new zero-tolerance policy? Former immigration judge Paul Wickham Schmidt talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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What The Supreme Court's Tax Decision Means For South Dakota

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:55am

A Supreme Court ruling this past week could change how online retailers get taxed. NPR's Scott Simon talks with South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who argued the case in front of the court.

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Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:18am

The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

(Image credit: Courtesy of Deborah Epstein)

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A Spy Talks About His Time In Al-Qaida

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Aimen Dean about his time with al-Qaida in his new memoir, Nine Lives, My Time as the West's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda.

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Saturday Sports: Trump's Comments, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about this week's sports news.

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Finding Justice For Rape In Kenya

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Cases of child rape are usually adjudicated by family elders in eastern Kenya. But, with the help of activists, one family is trying to end the practice and force these cases into the judicial system.

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Looking At U.S. Trade With China

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

President Trump announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. China says it will retaliate. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dan Ikenson of the libertarian Cato Institute for his reaction.

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The Basketball Game That Promises Very Little: Ted Cruz Vs. Jimmy Kimmel

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

The NBA season might be over. But basketball isn't quite done. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel have a score to settle.

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How Europe Responds To Migrants

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe, about the evolving responses of European countries to migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

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An Asylum-Seeker Talks About Fleeing Domestic Violence

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sinthia. Originally from Honduras, her husband became abusive and violent. She fled with her 5-year-old son and now lives in Texas. She's currently seeking asylum.

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Changes Coming To AP World History Classes

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

The Advanced Placement World History course will no longer include precolonial civilizations. Scott Simon talks to Amanda DoAmaral, a former AP World History teacher, about why she opposes the change.

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Illinois Parolee Can't Find A Home

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Carl Reimann was granted parole after serving 45 years for a quintuple murder. Community outrage forced him out of three residences and he ended up back in prison. Now he's been paroled again.

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A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

A woman in Tennessee is suing NASA to keep the vial of moon dust she claims Neil Armstrong gave to her when she was 10 years old.

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Religious Groups Criticize Trump Immigration Policies

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

This week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized the Trump administration's immigration policies. NPR's Scott Simon asks Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski for his reaction.

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Legal News: Paul Manafort In Custody And The Justice Department Report

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Paul Manafort is in jail and the DOJ released its report on the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Legal analyst Shan Wu joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk through the week's stories.

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