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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 Escalating Attack On Press Freedoms In Nicaragua

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Confidencial editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro about the Nicaraguan government's brutal crackdown on press freedoms.

Categories: Syndicated

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce CEO Urges White House, Congress To End Shutdown

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donohue about his annual address on the state of the American business.

Categories: Syndicated

Secretary Of State Pompeo Slated To Meet With Gulf Allies On Countering Iran, Terrorism

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Gulf allies to try and keep the region focused on the U.S. goals of fighting terrorism and countering Iran.

Categories: Syndicated

Migrants Waiting To Apply For U.S. Asylum Up Against Ongoing Shutdown

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

National focus has been on the border, but what about migrants still waiting for asylum? NPR's Scott Simon talks to attorney Cristian Sanchez, who is helping an LGBTQ migrant group apply for asylum.

Categories: Syndicated

Poll: Majority Of Americans Are Frustrated With Shutdown And State Of Politics In General

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 7 in 10 Americans say the government shutdown is going to hurt the country and that Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government now while budget talks continue.

Categories: Syndicated

'Bluff City' Captures Photographer Ernest Withers During Civil Rights Movement

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Bluff City author Preston Lauterbach about the undisclosed life of Ernest Withers, a celebrated civil rights photographer and FBI informant.

Categories: Syndicated

Privacy Concerns Largely Ignored At Annual Consumer Electronics Show

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with tech writer Pete Pachal about the issue of privacy and user data being on display — or not — at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Categories: Syndicated

Private Landowners Along Trump's Proposed Border Wall Risk Losing Property

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon asks ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller about past efforts to build walls along the Southern border and how private land could be seized in the process.

Categories: Syndicated

Week In Politics: Longest Government Shutdown In U.S. History

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

The longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues to dominate the news out of the nation's capital. But the Mueller investigation also looms over Washington, D.C.

Categories: Syndicated

How One Arizona Mother Used GoFundMe To Make Ends Meet Amid Lingering Government Shutdown

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

Federal employees went without their first paycheck since the partial government shutdown began. Jo Ann Goodlow, a mother of three from Phoenix, turned to crowdsourcing for help.

Categories: Syndicated

Gospel Music Industry Leaders Must Speak Out Against R. Kelly, Writer Says

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

R. Kelly, amid allegations of sexual abuse, still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for industry leaders to speak up.

Categories: Syndicated

Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.

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Categories: Syndicated

A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:07am

The NBA star says he fears that if he travels to London for an upcoming game against the Washington Wizards, he might be killed for speaking out against Turkey's president.

(Image credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

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Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

"I don't think Louis C.K. is funny," NPR's Scott Simon says. A comic can be edgy, but one that's not funny "is no more interesting than any other muttering blowhard who craves attention."

(Image credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival)

Categories: Syndicated

A New Novel Makes The 'Sugar Run' Out Of Jail And Back To West Virginia

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Mesha Maren's debut book follows a queer woman trying to restart her life and return to rural Appalachia. For the author, it's a place sometimes "difficult to love," but loved with "extra fierceness."

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The Spirit Tells The Story In 'Orchestra Of Minorities'

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Chigozie Obioma's latest novel is a love story, a story of exile, a mix of classical tragedy and Igbo folklore, narrated by a chi — a guardian spirit that refers to Obioma's protagonist as its host.

(Image credit: Jason Keith)

Categories: Syndicated

Women Entering A Sacred Temple Spark Protests In India

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

Protests erupted across south India after women sneaked into a temple that banned females old enough to menstruate. The temple is part of a debate between gender equality and religious freedom.

Categories: Syndicated

Saturday Sports: The Bears And The Lady Bears

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

We have a roundup of the week in sports, including the latest on the Chicago Bears, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team.

Categories: Syndicated

Biological Cartographers Seek To Map The Trillions Of Cells In The Human Body

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

There's an effort underway to make a new atlas of all the cells in the human body, and to describe each cell type using all the powerful tools of today's genetic technology.

Categories: Syndicated

The Bolsonaro Era Begins In Brazil

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 7:56am

We have the latest on the big political changes taking shape in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the first week of his new administration.

Categories: Syndicated