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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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The Economy's Numbers For 2018 Are Good. But The Data For December Is Bad

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

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Annie Lowrey of The Atlantic about the state of the U.S. economy and the effect of slowing economic growth on consumers and investors.

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What Mattis' Resignation Could Mean For Global Politics

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kori Schake of the International Institute for Strategic Studies about her work with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the international consequences of his departure.

Categories: Syndicated

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke To Step Down

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 2:43pm

President Trump has tweeted that the interior secretary is stepping down at the end of the year. NPR's Scott Simon and Tamara Keith discuss the issue.

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Livestock Industries' Wishlist: No Dead Animal, No 'Meat' On The Label

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

Plant-based meat alternatives are more meat-like than ever, and consumers are flocking to them. But having seen plant-based milks take a big share of that market, livestock producers want tight laws.

Categories: Syndicated

A Head-Spinning Week In The Mueller Probe Produces A Sentence And A Plea

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, got three years in prison, and the publisher of the National Enquirer agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

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At A Special Show, Three Deaf Musicians Want You To Hear Them Roar

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

Rapper Sean Forbes and percussionist Evelyn Glennie tell tell NPR's Scott Simon about their performance with the Detroit Philharmonic called "The Deaf And Loud Symphonic Experience."

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Saturday Sports: Hard Chargers And Ravenous Raptors

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon discusses the week in sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant, including impressive wins by the NBA's Toronto Raptors and the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers.

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Philly Frustration, 1968: 'The Day That They Were All Against Everything'

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

Philadelphia Eagles fans are known for passionately — sometimes rudely — backing their team. That reputation was cemented on a cold Sunday in 1968, when disgruntled fans pelted Santa with snowballs.

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Despite Official Threats, Toxic Social Media, Journalist Sees 'A Battle We Can Win'

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

Scott Simon talks with Maria Ressa of the investigative website Rappler in the Philippines about being named one of Time's Persons of the Year, and the mortal dangers some journalists faced this year.

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Father Of Dead Migrant Says Border Patrol's 'Best Efforts' Couldn't Save Her

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in CBP custody this month, but the West Texas Guatemalan Consul General, who has spoken with her father, says they have no complaints about their treatment.

Categories: Syndicated

Despite Concessions, Macron's Struggles With Yellow Vest Movement Deepen

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to French journalist Anne Nivat about the political situation in her country, where just a quarter of citizens say they approve the president's job performance.

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Melvin Dummar, Who Claimed Kindness Made Him A Howard Hughes Heir, Dies at 74

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

The gas station owner said he had found and helped the eccentric entrepreneur in the Nevada desert, and that afterward Hughes included him in his will. But the courts all ruled against him.

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'This Is Crossing The Line': Saudis Co-Opted Veterans' Voices To Lobby Congress

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

When U.S. Navy veteran Gary Ard traveled last year to lobby against a bill before Congress, he didn't realize Saudi Arabia was paying for all of it — including rooms at the Trump International Hotel.

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The State Of U.S.-Saudi Relations, After The Senate's Rebuke

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

Robin Wright explains where things stand after a bipartisan group of senators voted to pull military support from Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, and to tie the country's leader to a journalist's death.

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And They Heard Him Profane, Ere He Drove Out Of Sight

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

The un-saintly language of a Santa in England inspired this riff on a classic Christmas poem.

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As The Biggest Climate Conference Since Paris Ends, What's Accomplished?

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

A major climate conference is wrapping up in Poland. Officials are working to create a rulebook for future reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Pop Culture Comfort Food: Roll The Dice On These Board Games

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon gets recommendations from the owner of Labyrinth Games in Washington, D.C., on what to play when all you need is something to get through winter's long nights.

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More Harassment Allegations Emerge At CBS

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

The network is under fire — again — for its workplace culture and its treatment of female employees. A potential merger could bring more upheaval for the company.

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Ruling Backs States Opposed To Obamacare; White House Expects Appeal

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

A Texas judge on Friday said that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — a ruling likely to be appealed and to make its way up to the Supreme Court.

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Why NRA Infiltrator Maria Butina Decided To Help Government Investigations

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 8:00am

This week Butina admitted she wasn't just a student and Russian gun rights activist, pleading guilty to a count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her lawyer.

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