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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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Encore: Automakers Work To Lure Generation Z

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

Gen Z, the generation following millennials, is making automakers nervous and forcing them to rethink some of the products they offer.

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Russia And Venezuela Plan Cryptocurrencies

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

Venezuela and Russia announced plans to launch their own cryptocurrencies. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Monica de Bolle of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about why.

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Republican Opposition To Offshore Drilling

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

The Trump administration is planning to allow more offshore drilling. This has put it at odds with Republicans like Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who talks with NPR's Scott Simon

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A President's Temperament

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about the temperament of past presidents.

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Responding To The Protests In Iran

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matt Purple of The American Conservative about how the U.S. should respond to the Iran protests.

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'Fire And Fury' Sourcing Under Scrutiny

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

The release of Michael Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury, has caused quite a stir. But critics and journalists are skeptical about Wolff's sourcing due to his previous work.

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The Female Monks Of Thailand

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

There are approximately 200,000 monks in Thailand. None of them are women. Not legally anyway. But there's a growing number of women who are bucking the system.

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Marking 50 Years Since The First American Heart Transplant

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

Fifty years ago Saturday, the first American heart transplant was performed at Stanford Hospital. Dr. Sharon Hunt was a medical student at the time and talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Support For Marijuana In Coal Country

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

In Meigs County, Ohio, some residents are turning to pot to help bring prosperity back to this former coal mining town.

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Figure Skaters Compete For Olympic Spots

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

The best figure skaters in the United States are competing this week in California. A trip to next month's Winter Olympics is on the line.

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Coping With The Cold In Upstate New York

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

The winter storm gripping the eastern U.S. has forced millions of people to scramble for heat and shelter. People who work outside for a living often have no choice but to endure these conditions.

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What The New Tax Law Means For California

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

California state legislators are seeking ways to blunt the impact of new federal tax law on their state. The symbolism of their move is politically important in the deep blue state.

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Washington State Sues Motel 6 Over Sharing Guest Immigration Data

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:21am

Washington state is suing Motel 6 for sharing guest information with immigration agents. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, about the case and marijuana policy.

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What's Good On TV In 2018

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

There aren't enough leisure hours in the day to keep up with all the good TV out there. NPR's TV critic tells us what he's looking forward to in 2018.

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Manliness And Green Living

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with marketing professor Aaron Brough about his finding that men are less likely to recycle than women because eco-friendly behaviors don't seem manly.

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In 'The Nothing,' A Dirty Old Man Lusts For Life

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

The new novel from British author Hanif Kureishi finds its octogenarian protagonist, who suspects his wife may be cheating on him, preoccupied with sex and aging.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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Tourism Season Begins In Puerto Rico

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Puerto Rico is officially declaring itself open for tourism, three months after Hurricane Maria. The island needs the tourism dollars, but some visitors worry about vacationing amid the destruction.

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Saturday Sports: Expect More Politics In The New Year

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Politics is expected to dominate sports in the new year much as it did in 2017, from the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl to the Olympics and World Cup.

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2017 Was The Year Of Extreme Weather

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

This year will go down in history for its extreme weather. Researchers have now definitively attributed three major extreme weather events to climate change.

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U.S. Raid Killed Yemeni Civilians, Villagers Say

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Yemeni civilians say they were the victims of a U.S. special forces raid that was aimed at al-Qaida militants. The U.S. military says their stories will prompt a reassessment of the strike.

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