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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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Stocks Unsettled By Political Drama, But Broad View Looks Better

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

U.S. financial markets closed the week quietly after gyrating wildly. Overall, the markets have delivered gains since 2009.

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Week In Politics: It's All About The Shutdown

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

The government shutdown drags on with no end in sight after both President Trump and congressional Democrats dug in.

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For A Boy From Cuba, A Stranger's Crucifix Was A Symbol Of Kindness

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

As part of the series "What They Took with Them," Jose Linares tells of a crucifix that reminds him of his childhood flight from Castro's Cuba to the U.S.

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Amos Oz, Israeli Literary Giant, Dies At 79

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

Amos Oz died Friday at age 79. He was an author and an advocate for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Ruling On Pay Cap Could Bring 'Watershed Moment' For College Sports

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

A federal judge is expected to rule soon on a case that could upend the notion of amateurism in college sports.

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What Asimov Predicted For 2019: Computerization And Lunar Life

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

Computer scientist and professor Eugene Fiume talks about what science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov got right and wrong in his predictions of 2019.

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In 'Turnip Greens And Tortillas,' Atlanta Chef Melds Southern And Mexican Fare

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 8:04am

Atlanta chef Eddie Hernandez shares how he has infused the fresh flavors of his native Monterrey, Mexico, with traditions of his adopted South.

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What Inspired Singer JD McPherson's Christmas Album

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to McPherson about "Socks," his new holiday album of original songs.

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The Demise Of 'Tin House'

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

The literary magazine "Tin House" has announced its 20th anniversary issue will be its last. It broke the mold for literary magazines, becoming a go-to place for editors to discover new writers.

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The Week In Sports: MLB, Cuba Reach Historic Deal

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

It's time to reflect on the highlights of the week in sports, including an agreement that would allow Cuban athletes to play Major League Baseball without defecting from their home country.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barack Obama Collaborate On Gospel Version Of 'Hamilton' Song

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

Barack Obama appears on the new song, "One Last Time (44 Remix)." Originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda reworked the number and included the former president.

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What Is Left Behind When U.S. Troops Leave Syria

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jasmine El-Gamal, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, about the regional reaction to President Trump's announcement to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

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That Time A President Got In Trouble With The Police

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

John Marszalek, executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, tells the story of President Grant's 1872 arrest.

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The Week In Politics: A Holiday Shutdown

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

A partial government shutdown took place days before Christmas. President Trump wants funding for a border wall, a demand that Democrats so far have rejected.

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A Former Defense Secretary Reflects On The Resignation Of The Incumbent

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with William Cohen, who also served as a Republican lawmaker in both chambers of Congress, about his reaction to Defense Secretary James Mattis' decision to step down.

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How Australia's Unofficial Christmas Anthem Came To Be

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

In 1996, musician Paul Kelly released a song from the point of view of a man in prison thinking of family and friends celebrating Christmas without him. "How to Make Gravy" remains a hit.

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Aaron Sorkin Brings 'To Kill A Mockingbird' To The Broadway Stage

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

Harper Lee's 1960 novel is now a Broadway play, but not after lawsuits and pushback from the writer's estate. In the play, Atticus Finch looks and sounds a little different than he did in the book.

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The Words The World Turned To In 2018

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

Peter Sokolowski is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about some of the Words of the Year, based on searches of the website, and the news events behind them.

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Ugandan Singer-Turned-Politician Says Government Continues To Harass Him

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

Bobi Wine is President Yoweri Museveni's biggest challenger. Wine says Uganda's constitution gives him the right to sing and to speak his mind, and how and when he does that is not up for debate.

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After Years In Refugee Camps, A Family Celebrates Its First Christmas In The U.S.

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 8:01am

With the help of American volunteers, a family of refugees from the Democratic Republic Congo is navigating a new life and establishing new holiday traditions.

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