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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 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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Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick And The World Series

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

Attorneys for Colin Kaepernick are seeking the cellphone records of several NFL team owners in a collusion lawsuit. Scott Simon talks with ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant.

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In Virginia, Both Parties Use Trump To Turn Out The Base

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

Virginia is one of only two states with gubernatorial elections in 2017. It's a close race, and it's more about getting out each party's base than persuading voters.

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Skip To 'The Good Part' Of Romance Audiobooks

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

For people who love a good romance novel, getting to the steamy moments is a little easier. Audible has launched a feature for some romance audiobooks that lets listeners skip to the "good part."

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Scientists Alarmed By Pruitt's Changes To EPA Advisory Boards

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

EPA head Scott Pruitt announced new rules this week barring researchers who've received agency grants from serving on key advisory boards. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor Peter Thorne.

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Spain Issues Arrest Warrant For Catalan Leader

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

A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium after his regional government was dissolved over its declaration of independence.

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Sexual Harassment In The Country's Capitol

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rep. Jackie Speier, Democrat of California, about her legislation to pass mandatory anti-harassment training for staff on Capitol Hill.

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Sexual Harassment In State Capitols: Illinois

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

Women in politics are starting to call out sexual harassment in state capitols around the country. In Illinois, a bill's being considered that would require lawmakers and staff to undergo training.

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Sexual Harassment In State Capitols: Washington State

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

Women in politics are starting to call out sexual harassment in state capitols around the country. We hear one woman's story of sexual harassment involving a former Washington state representative.

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Taking Back 'Allahu Akbar'

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

Allahu akbar is a phrase said by Muslims in prayers and greetings, but has also been yelled by terrorists. Scott Simon speaks with playwright Wajahat Ali about his op-ed, "I Want 'Allahu Akbar' Back."

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The 'Angels' Of The Appalachian Trail

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

Jim Tabor is becoming a legend to hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Find one of his carvings along the trail, and you've got the good luck you need to complete the grueling walk from Georgia to Maine.

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A Former Child Actress On Hollywood And Sexual Assault

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Quinn Cummings, a former child actress, about her article on Esquire.com about Hollywood's culture of sexual predation and how it's often swept under the rug.

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What's Next In The Russia Investigation

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

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post about the latest developments in the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Insurance Can't Cover Lost Mementos

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Insurance will only go so far for those who lost homes and cars in the California fires earlier this month. Many people lost mementos that are irreplaceable.

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'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Yefon Mbangsi, a chemical engineer in Cameroon, about coming to the U.S. to participate in a State Department program inspired by the film Hidden Figures.

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Solar Industry Anxious Ahead Of Tariff Decision

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

A U.S. trade commission next week will recommend whether to impose tariffs on cheap solar panels from Asia. The industry is divided over whether trade protection would cost jobs or create them.

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How To Design Haunted Houses

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Leonard Pickel, who is a haunted house architect. For more than 40 years he's designed and worked on these fear factories.

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Saturday Sports: Astros Ahead In World Series

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to take two wins over the Dodgers' one win so far in the World Series.

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EPA Cancels Scientist Discussion Of Climate Change

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman talks with Melissa Block about EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's latest moves to curb his agency's regulations and shift the focus away from climate change.

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What's New And Not New In The JFK Documents

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Investigative reporter Philip Shenon talks with NPR's Melissa Block about the widely touted document dump relating to the JFK assassination, which has left as many questions as answers.

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