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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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This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:33am

This Thanksgiving, as families sit across the table from each other, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says it's a great time to document those family memories.

(Image credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps)

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Trump Talks 'America First' In Asia

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade representative, about President Trump's "America first" speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam.

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Trump Says Putin Denies Russian Election Interference

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

President Trump and Russian President Putin met briefly during a summit in Vietnam. Trump said he asked Putin about Russian interference in the U.S. election last year and that Putin again denied it.

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With 'Blade Of The Immortal,' Director Takashi Miike Marks His 100th Film

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

Legendary director Takashi Miike's new film, Blade of the Immortal, is the filmmaker's 100th movie. For someone known for totally bonkers violence, this movie is even more bananas and is being touted as the most over-the-top samurai movie ever made.

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Why A Thumb-Sized Stone Is Important To Ancient Greek Art History

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

A miniature masterpiece carved on an ancient seal stone is changing ideas about art history. Jack Davis helped discover the Pylos Combat Agate in Greece and tells Scott Simon why it's so important.

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Ousted Kurdish Governor Of Kirkuk Fears For His Life

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

He was once a surgeon in the U.S. and became the Kurdish governor of the disputed Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Now he's been forced out as Kurds have lost territory to the central government.

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High School Football In Texas Takes On New Meaning After Shooting

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

High school football is a big deal in Texas and it's when people come together to cheer on their team. But after last week's church shooting, it's also an opportunity to reflect.

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Saturday Sports: Sexual Abuse, Russian Doping

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

We discuss sexual abuse in sports, new developments in state-sponsored Russian doping and the Boston Celtics' winning streak.

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Minnesota's Farmer Crisis Line

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has relaunched its Farm and Rural Helpline to help farmers in the state deal with the uncertainties of a difficult profession. Meg Moynihan discusses details.

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Trump To Meet Philippines' Duterte

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

The Philippines has been an on-and-off ally of the U.S. over the past couple of decades. Under President Duterte, the Philippines has made a noticeable turn towards China.

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Looking At The House And Senate Tax Plans

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

We examine the differences between the House and Senate tax overhaul plans and assess the chances the Republican-controlled Congress can pass a bill before Christmas as President Trump wants.

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Gawker Wrote About Sexual Misconduct Allegations Years Earlier

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

A cascade of scandals involving sexual harassment has followed revelations involving Harvey Weinstein. Many share a common thread: they were reported by the now defunct gossip news site Gawker.

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Alabamians React To Roy Moore Allegations

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

Alabama voters are learning more about allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat.

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Helping Refugees Is The Test Of Our Times, David Miliband Says

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, about his new book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time.

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R.E.M. On Reissuing 'Automatic For The People'

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

The band REM is releasing a 25th anniversary edition of their album Automatic for the People. NPR's Scott Simon talks to R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills about their hit album.

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Praying In Response To Mass Shootings

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

The words "thoughts and prayers" are often criticized after mass shootings. Scott Simon talks to David French of National Review, who argues prayer can be the most rational and effective response.

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What Democrats Can Learn From This Week's Wins

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:07am

Democrats won several state and local elections this week. Progressive superPAC co-founder and ex-Obama campaign staffer David Cohen talks with Scott Simon.

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Document Sheds Light On Clinton Campaign And DNC Agreement

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 8:13am

Hillary Clinton's campaign had a unique agreement with the DNC before the 2016 primaries, giving control over party decisions to the campaign for relieving DNC debt, according to a document.

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Movies You Missed: '9 To 5'

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 8:13am

For our latest installment of Movies You Missed, Scott Simon talks to NPR producers Nicole Beemsterboer and Sydnee Monday, who have never seen the classic 1980s comedy Nine to Five.

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The World Is A Family Tree In 'It's All Relative'

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 8:13am

A.J. Jacobs' latest book explains how basically everyone in the world is related to each other. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about It's All Relative.

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