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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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'Wait Wait' Turns 20

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:13am

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special episode this weekend. WWDTM host Peter Sagal reflects on the show's history with Scott Simon.

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Russian Trolls Tried To Influence Debate Over NFL Players Kneeling During Anthem

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:13am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Andrew Beaton of The Wall Street Journal about Russian twitter bots attempting to sow political discord in America by tweeting about football.

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Outreach Group Tries To Bring Out Navajo Voters

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:13am

In Utah, members of the Navajo nation have sued over district lines they say reduce their political power. They say they're fighting a history of discrimination to make sure Navajos get out and vote.

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Yemen Faces Massive Famine

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:13am

After years of violence, half the population of Yemen is on the brink of starvation. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sukaina Sharafuddin of Save the Children, who lives and works in Yemen.

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The Future Of U.S.-Saudi Relations

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:13am

Jamal Khashoggi's killing may have repercussions for Saudi Arabia's crown prince and the kingdom's relationship with the U.S. NPR's Scott Simon talks to New Yorker writer Robin Wright.

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Saturday Politics: Trump Responds To Mail Bomb Case

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 8:13am

We have a roundup of the week in politics, including President Trump's response to the mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats.

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Transferring An Organ From An HIV-Positive Donor

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Surgeons in South Africa transplanted part of a liver from an HIV-positive mother to her uninfected daughter — a medical first. Scott Simon talks to Dr. Harriet Etheredge, a medical bioethicist.

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Saturday Sports: Preparing For The World Series

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the MLB season winding down, and the wave of women in leadership in the NBA as the basketball season begins.

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Thousands Of Students Wait To Return To Class After Hurricane Michael

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Thousands of Florida students are out of school as the panhandle tries to recover from Hurricane Michael. NPR's Scott Simon asks Steve Moss of the Bay County School Board when students can return.

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Matthew Shepard Laid To Rest, 20 Years After His Death

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

To mark the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder, he will be interred at the National Cathedral. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bishop Gene Robinson about Shepard's life and death.

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Nebraska: 'It's Not For Everyone'

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Nebraska has an innovative new marketing campaign.

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Saudi Arabia's Deep Influence In The U.S.

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

The Trump administration is struggling to find a way to respond to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Part of what's complicating the situation are extensive Saudi ties to the U.S.

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Trump Campaigns Out West

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

With less than three weeks before the midterms, the Senate races in Nevada, Montana and Arizona are very close. President Trump is stumping in these states this weekend.

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Activists Want Greyhound To Not Allow Border Patrol Agents Onto Buses

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Activists delivered 200,000 signed petitions to Greyhound's headquarters in Dallas on Friday demanding that Greyhound stop letting Border Patrol agents board their buses.

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Health Care As An Election Issue

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Health care is a major concern for voters in the upcoming midterm elections. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. John Faso about how he's speaking to his constituents about this important issue.

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Saturday Politics: Khashoggi, Russian Interference, Midterms

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

We look at the U.S. political response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other stories in politics this week.

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A Climate Scientist On 'Slaying The Climate Dragon'

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

Kate Marvel, a climate scientist at Columbia University and NASA, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about her fairy tale on climate change and reads passages from the story.

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Sarah Perry On 'Melmoth'

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sarah Perry about her latest novel, Melmoth.

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Remembering Madelyn Linsenmeir

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 8:12am

A poignant obituary for a young mother who died after a long opioid addiction has moved many readers. Kate O'Neill remembers her sister Madelyn Linsenmeir with NPR's Scott Simon.

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