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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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The Wait To Become A U.S. Citizen Lengthens

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

Immigrant advocates claim the Trump administration is building a "second wall" to keep immigrants out of this country. That wall is the lengthy and time-consuming process to become a U.S. citizen.

(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

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Insulin's High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

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

Alec Raeshawn Smith was 23 when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and 26 when he died. He couldn't afford $1,300 per month for his insulin and other diabetes supplies, so he tried to stretch the doses.

(Image credit: Bram Sable-Smith for NPR)

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Transgender Killings Spur Calls For Police Reform

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

Three transgender women have been murdered in Jacksonville, Fla., so far this year. Activists want more police training and better relationship between police and the LGBTQ community.

(Image credit: Lindsey Kilbride/WJCT)

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Elite Wildland Firefighters Are The Pride Of The Blackfeet Reservation

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

No drinking, no drugs, no tardiness, and they have to run a seven-minute mile. They're the Chief Mountain Hotshots, the all-Native firefighting crew from Montana's Blackfeet Reservation.

(Image credit: Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio)

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Sen. Chris Murphy On U.S. Involvement In The War In Yemen

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about his call to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen.

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After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa's Undocumented Workers

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

Napa Valley's wine industry relies heavily on immigrants, but the undocumented are often ineligible for services when disaster strikes. An artist depicts how the 2017 fires impacted this community.

(Image credit: Rachael Bongiorno for NPR)

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Qatar's Influence Campaign

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

NPR's Scott Simon asks Julie Bykowicz of The Wall Street Journal about a novel lobbying strategy employed by Qatar to influence U.S. policies.

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The 'Dangerous Times' For The NFL

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

A drop in football viewership, dangerous concussions to players, embroiled in politics and race: Scott Simon talks with Mark Leibovich about his book Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.

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Elderly Mexican Parents See Their Children In The U.S. For The First Time In Decades

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

A program started by a Mexican state has been reunifying elderly parents with their children living illegally in the U.S. Recently more than 30 families were reunited near Austin.

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'A River Of Stars' Is An Asian-American, 'Pregnant Thelma & Louise'

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

Vanessa Hua's debut novel follows two women at a secret California maternity center where rich Chinese send expectant mothers to give birth to U.S. citizens. Then they run away.

(Image credit: Emily Bogle/NPR)

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Tesla To Stay Public

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

More than two weeks ago, Tesla's Elon Musk said he was considering taking his company private. Now Musk and the company's board say Tesla will remain publicly owned.

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Saturday Sports: Baseball

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon talks baseball with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. There's a little over a month left of regular-season baseball.

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Talkin' Birds: The Damage Of Plastics

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

Single-use plastics like bags and straws are doing damage to the world's oceans and marine life. Ray Brown from Talkin' Birds tells NPR's Scott Simon that such plastics pose danger to birds as well.

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Delaware License Plate Sells For $410,000

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

In Delaware, a license plate sold in a private auction for $410,000. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the auction house owner William Emmert about Delaware's license plate collecting culture.

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Prisoners On Strike

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon asks the Marshall Project's Nicole Lewis about a prison strike that's bringing attention to what prison activists call inhumane conditions in U.S. correctional facilities.

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Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan To Be Honored At Newseum

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

A statue to honor Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman accredited to cover the White House, will soon stand at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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Pope Arrives In Ireland After New Report On Sex Abuse In U.S.

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

The pope arrives in Ireland to take part in the World Meeting of Families, a Vatican-sponsored gathering of Catholics, shortly after a report on sex abuse in Pennsylvania.

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Hawaii Tropical Storm Update

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

As it approached Hawaii, Hurricane Lane lost strength and is now a tropical storm. It continues to dump a lot of rain on Hawaii.

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The 'National Enquirer' And Trump

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with former National Enquirer editor Jerry George about the relationship between David Pecker, the head of the company that publishes the tabloid, and President Trump.

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Republicans And Democrats Follow A Familiar Playbook In Responding To Cohen Plea

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:22am

After the stunning news that President Trump's former lawyer pleaded guilty, Republican lawmakers downplayed the news and Democrats waved off renewed calls for impeachment.

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