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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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Review: 'My Dinner With Hervé'

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

In the movie My Dinner with Hervé, Peter Dinklage plays "the world's most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor," one part of an unlikely friendship that develops over a wild night in LA.

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Report: UAE Hired American Mercenaries

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to BuzzFeed News reporter Aram Roston about his report that Americans with special forces experience worked as mercenaries for foreign powers.

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Opinion: The Doctor And The Boy In The Bubble

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 2:18pm

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon remembers William T. Shearer, who died this week at the age of 81. He was the doctor of "The Boy In The Bubble."

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Mad Magazine Changes Tone With Four-Page Comic Strip On School Shootings

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Mad is known for its humor and satire. Its latest issue, though, took on a more poignant commentary about school shootings. NPR's Scott Simon talks to executive editor Bill Morrison about it.

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The Week In Sports: MLB Playoffs, Team USA Could Win A Spot In Women's World Cup

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

It's down to the Astros, the Brewers, the Dodgers and the Red Sox for the World Series. In soccer, the U.S. women play Trinidad and Tobago in CONCACAF, and a win means an automatic berth.

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2 Kansas Races Show Broader GOP Divide Over Immigration

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

One candidate has embraced President Trump's get-tough approach. The other has rejected the administration's tactics and rhetoric.

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Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet On Their New Film, 'Beautiful Boy'

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with actors Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, who star in a movie based on the true story of a family struggling with a son's addiction to crystal meth.

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Georgia Puts 53,000 Voter Applications On Hold Weeks Before Election

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Civil rights groups are suing the secretary of state, who is also the Republican candidate for governor, after tens of thousands of voter applications were held up. Most are from African-Americans.

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Michael Recovery: Apalachicola, Fla., Begins To Rebuild

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

The Florida Panhandle is coping with historic damage to homes and businesses after Hurricane Michael struck.

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Trump Expected To Welcome Andrew Brunson, Pastor Who Was Held Captive In Turkey

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Turkish authorities arrested the American pastor after the failed coup in 2016. President Trump made the cause a key issue in his administration's dealings with Turkey.

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Trump's Ohio Rally: President Revs Up Rhetoric As Midterms Approach

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

President Trump's rally came after nearly a week of good news, including Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court and the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish custody.

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Tim Kaine On Disappearance Of Jamal Khashoggi And Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., member of the Foreign Relations Committee, about Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and what it could mean for U.S.-Saudi relations.

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NPR's Scott Simon Meets Musician Scott Simons

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Simon talks with Simons about his career in Los Angeles, including his work on shows like "America's Got Talent," and having such similar names.

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Remembrance: George Taliaferro, NFL's First Black Player

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon recalls the life of Taliaferro, who died this week at a nursing home in Mason, Ohio. He was 91.

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'Heavy': Kiese Laymon's Memoir Examines How People Absorb Trauma

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kiese Laymon about his relationship with his mother as well as his addiction to food and gambling. Both are documented in his new book, "Heavy: An American Memoir."

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As Small Towns Get Smaller, High School Football Teams Reduce Their Squads

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Football is a way of life in many small towns. But as some populations shrink, teams are forced to also shrink. Reporter Emily Russell looks at the growth of small-squad high school football.

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U.S. Plans To Expand Tent Camp In Texas For Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe talks about recently announced plans by the federal government to expand a tent camp for unaccompanied migrant children in Tornillo, Texas.

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After Cardinal's Resignation, Parishioner Shares His Struggle With Catholic Church

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:05am

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been accused of covering up sex abuse scandals during his tenure in Pittsburgh. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a Catholic who still believes in God but questions the church.

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The Actor Behind 'Robocop' On Detroit And Art History

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Peter Weller about his career in art, from playing the titular character in 1987's RoboCop to getting a doctorate in art history.

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Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the American League playoffs in baseball.

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