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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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Proposed Changes To Title X Funding Likely To Hurt Low-Income Women

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:55am

Health care providers in Maine that receive Title X funding are condemning the Trump administration's proposed rule that would block them from referring patients to abortion services.

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Bloody-Scepter'd 'Tyrant' Explores Shakespeare's Take On Politics

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Scholar Stephen Greenblatt says Shakespeare wrote his histories as a commentary on the era he lived in — and those plays still have important things to say about our current political climate.

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Many Venezuelan Workers Are Leaving The Job, And The Country

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

The country's economic crisis has an unexpected effect: Employees are either quitting or regularly skipping work.

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Taking The 'Journey' Through Alzheimer's Together

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Winston and Pansy Green are doing their best to live a normal life. But they've had to adjust to the loss of what Winston calls "little things" day by day and year by year.

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All Ducks Considered

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

A mother duck and her ducklings found an unusual home at NPR's building.

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The $1 Fentanyl Drug Test

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Public health experts are encouraging drug users to test their drugs for fentanyl with a $1 strip. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Traci Green of Brown University about the technology.

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A Busy Time For Migrating Birds

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Migratory birds are flocking to northwest Ohio before they fly across Lake Erie — and so are thousands of birders from around the world.

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Saturday Sports: Washington Capitals, NBA Conference Finals

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Scott Simon checks in with ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant on the week in sports.

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Who Paid Michael Cohen?

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

AT&T has acknowledged paying hundreds of thousands to Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, at a time when it was fighting the administration's opposition to its proposed merger.

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Being A Muslim Among Jewish Settlers

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

NPR'S Scott Simon speak with author Wajahat Ali about his article in The Atlantic, "A Muslim Among the Settlers," about traveling to Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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Sept. 11 Architect Wants To Tell Senators About Haspel

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

David Nevin is lead defense attorney for Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that Mohammed wants to share information relevant to Gina Haspel and the CIA.

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Reagan, Gorbachev And 'Three Days In Moscow'

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Fox News anchor Bret Baier's new book tells the story of President Reagan's 1988 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. NPR's Scott Simon talks with him about the book and America's current president.

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New York Politics After Schneiderman

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight on Spectrum News about the the scandal around Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York's political landscape.

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A DACA Recipient Graduates Amid Deportation Fears

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jessica Moreno-Caycho, a DACA recipient who is graduating this May from Virginia Commonwealth University. She chronicles her experience of uncertainty.

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What Artificial Intelligence Can Do For Local Cops

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Axon, formerly Taser, has created a new ethics board to consider the implications of using artificial intelligence in local policing. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the head of Axon, Rick Smith.

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Human Rights In North Korea

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

North Korea's human rights record is one of the worst in the world but the Trump administration has given it scant attention. Scott Simon talks to journalist Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy.

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Comparing Nonproliferation Policy For Iran And North Korea

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Mahsa Rouhi from the International Institute for Strategic Studies tell NPR's Scott Simon about the difference in pressuring North Korea and Iran to both give up nuclear ambitions.

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White House On Iran Deal And North Korea Prisoners

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

NPR's Scott Simon asks White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley about Iran, North Korea and some of this week's other major news stories.

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'Something Develops Onstage Called Love': Baltimore Symphony Celebrates The Bernstein Centennial

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 8:07am

Recorded live on stage at the Meyerhoff, Scott Simon joins BSO music director Marin Alsop and Leonard Bernstein's daughter Jamie for a conversation and musical celebration.

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The Fortnite Craze Might Be Here To Stay

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:20am

Since its debut last summer, Fortnite has had over 150 million downloads worldwide. When the mobile version was launched in early April, revenues tripled in one day.

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