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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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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

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

President Trump has nice things to say about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what that might mean.

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

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

Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Says The U.S. Could 'Lose Its Soul' With Migrant Family Separations

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:35am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was separated from his family as a child. He says the Trump administration's policy is "inhumane, it's immoral and the United States is simply doing the wrong thing."

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house. What's their secret?

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Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds Remembered In 'My Girls'

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died within hours of each other. Todd Fisher talks with NPR's Scott Simon about losing his sister and mother and his new memoir My Girls.

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The Precedent Of Recalling Judge Persky

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Santa Clara County voted to recall a judge this week. But public defender Rachel Marshall is concerned about the implications of this recall for her clients, as she tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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A Horse Named Justify

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Justify is the horse to watch at Saturday's Belmont Stakes. If Justify wins, it would cap a remarkable run and rare Triple Crown victory following wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

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Saturday Sports: Champs Crowned In Basketball, Hockey

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

We have the latest on the Golden State Warriors and Washington Capitals' wins.

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Why Craft Breweries Need Cows

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

San Diego is one of the top craft brewery locations in the country, but what are breweries to do with tens of thousands of pounds of used up grain? They send it to nearby farms.

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A Perspective From A Pro-Trump Political Science Professor

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Scott Simon speaks to Randall Schweller, a political science professor at Ohio State University. Schweller is unusual in the international relations community for his support of President Trump.

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Trump At The G-7

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

President Trump downplays tensions with allies at the G-7 summit in Canada. The countries are at odds over recent U.S. trade moves.

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Neko Case On 'Hell-On'

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to singer Neko Case about her new album Hell-On.

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Remembering Jechon Anderson, Age 11

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Jechon Anderson, 11, is the youngest person killed by a gun in Chicago this year.

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When Police Punch

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

A handful of recently-released videos of police using their fists on suspects raises the question, When is it OK for a cop to punch someone? We explain the rules and the pressure to change them.

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William F. Buckley's 'Firing Line' Returns With Margaret Hoover

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Almost 20 years since Firing Line ceased production, Margaret Hoover is stepping in to become the next host of the conservative talk show on PBS. She talks with Scott Simon.

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Trump Administration Won't Defend ACA

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

The Justice Department has said the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which requires Americans to have insurance, is unconstitutional.

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Jeh Johnson On Immigration And Trump

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

The Trump administration's policy of separating parents from children illegally entering the U.S. has drawn much criticism. Scott Simon talks with former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

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Trump And The G-7 Update

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

A contentious G-7 and developments in the Mueller investigation have rounded out the political news of the week.

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How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

In Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth writes about an undercover investigation in which he — an African-American police detective — convinced the Ku Klux Klan that he was one of them.

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As Mexico Capitalizes On Her Image, Has Frida Kahlo Become Over-Commercialized?

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:46am

While a judge ruled Mattel can't sell Frida Barbie dolls in Mexico, her image remains a huge marketing tool. As rights issues roil makers, some say Fridamania dishonors the anti-capitalist artist.

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