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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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60 Years Ago, 'Fidelmania' Took New York City By Storm

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

On April 21, 1959, Fidel Castro arrived in New York to a crowd of 20,000 people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Tony Perrottet about the Cuban leader's historic U.S. visit.

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Democrats Divided Over Pursuing Impeachment

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:10am

Democrats are pressing ahead with their own inquiry over the Mueller investigation, issuing a subpoena for the full report and underlying evidence. They're divided over pursuing impeachment.

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Opinion: A Showcase Of 'Uncaged Art' By Children Once Detained

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:22am

NPR's Scott Simon explores an art exhibit in El Paso, Texas, by unaccompanied minors detained at the now-closed Tornillo Children's Detention center.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Frontera Studio)

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How Shrinking Newsrooms Impact Local Politics

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

A study in Urban Affairs Review found shrinking newsrooms can potentially impact the number of candidates who run for mayor. NPR's Scott Simon talks to professor Meghan Rubado, co-author of the study.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs, Baseball Season Begins

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

ESPN's Howard Bryant talks with Scott Simon about the start of the NBA playoffs and some of the story lines from the early days of baseball season.

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Examining Sanders' Medicare-For-All Proposal

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, describes the latest Medicare-for-all bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders and the options for single-payer coverage proposed by lawmakers.

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More Possible Graves Found At Florida School

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

Workers doing cleanup at a now-closed reform school in Florida have found 27 sites that may be unmarked graves. Researchers previously found more than 50 graves of boys who died at the school.

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What's Next In Sudan

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

President Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power. A transitional government will now run the country for two years. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Ahmed Soliman of Chatham House about what's next.

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'Little Woods' And The Rising Talent Of Nia DaCosta

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

The film Little Woods stars Tessa Thompson as a former drug runner whose sister gets pregnant and has no health insurance or money. It was written and directed by first-timer Nia DaCosta.

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Remembering World War II Pilot Dick Cole

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Laura Hillenbrand about the life of World War II pilot Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raid. He died this week at age 103.

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Georgetown Students Vote To Fund Reparations For School's Slavery Connections

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

Georgetown University students voted to set up a fund to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves sold by the school. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Hannah Michael, who helped organize the effort.

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Assange's Arrest And Free Speech

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the ACLU's Ben Wizner about what the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could mean for press freedoms.

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Dervish Finds New Ways To Celebrate Tradition With 'The Great Irish Songbook'

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

As the Irish band Dervish approaches its 30th anniversary, they musicians have released The Great Irish Songbook with guests including Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill and more.

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The Wimpy Kid's Best Friend Gets A Diary Of His Own ... And He's 'Awesome'

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

After 13 installments in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley's best friend finally tells his own story. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid is all about Rowley, whose superpower is kindness.

(Image credit: Jeff Kinney/Amulet Books)

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Can This Breakfast Cereal Help Save The Planet?

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

Some environmentalists say food production needs a fundamental reboot, with crops that stay rooted in the soil for years, like Kernza, a prairie grass. Even General Mills says it likes the idea.

(Image credit: Olivia Sun/NPR)

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Army Reservist On Transgender Military Ban

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Elliot Sommer, a graduate student in the Army Reserves, about the Trump administration's policy barring transgender personnel from serving in the military.

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Week In Politics

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

We have a recap of the week in politics as President Trump talked immigration this week.

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Journalist David Carr As A Father In 'All That You Leave Behind'

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Erin Lee Carr about her father, journalist David Carr, and her memoir, All That You Leave Behind.

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Meeting Netanyahu's Young Supporters

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

Young Israeli voters turned out for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in elections this week, highlighting the right-wing trends among those who were raised in a time without much hope for peace.

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf On Trump And 'Sanctuary Cities'

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 8:16am

President Trump said he is considering sending detained immigrants in the country illegally to "sanctuary cities." Scott Simon gets reaction from Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, a "sanctuary city."

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