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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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Israel's Shin Bet Detains High-Profile Figures

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

The Israeli security agency Shin Bet, has been detaining high-profile figures in the past few weeks. One of them is activist and author Moriel Rothman-Zecher, who talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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Robin DiAngelo On White People's 'Fragility'

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to author Robin DiAngelo about her latest book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

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Hunting For Russian Trolls (Online)

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

Josh Russell is a systems analyst by day, but his hobby is scouring the Internet as an amateur Russian troll hunter. He talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

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The Role Of Lawsuits In Addressing The Opioid Crisis

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.

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Refugees Recovering From Stabbing Attack In Idaho

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 8:27am

Refugees typically flee their home countries to escape violence or civil war. But for some, the U.S. has not been the haven they expected. That's the case in Boise.

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Integrating Sunday Morning Church Service — A Prayer Answered

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

The 11 o'clock hour on a Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours in America, Martin Luther King famously said. Now, one church in Oakland is trying to change that.

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Man Steals Airplane From Seattle Airport, Crashes On Island

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

A man stole an airplane Friday night from Sea-Tac airport. Planes in the area were grounded and two F-15s responded from Portland before the plane crashed on a nearby island.

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Understanding Horizontal Gene Transfer In 'The Tangled Tree'

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

NPR's Scott Simon asks science writer David Quammen about horizontal gene transfer and how it changes how we think about humankind's place in the world. Quammen's new book is The Tangled Tree.

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Where The Streets Have Men's Names (And How To Change That)

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

A feminist group in the Netherlands, where most streets are named for men, has added the names of prominent women to some streets to raise awareness. Santi van den Toom talks with Scott Simon.

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Rohingya Of Myanmar Remain In Refugee Camps In Bangladesh

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

U.N. aid agencies and the government of Bangladesh have criticized Myanmar for delays in offering safe return to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled their homes in Myanmar last August.

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The Sound Of The Golf Swing

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

Manufacturers work to perfect the sound drivers make when the ball is hit just right. Scott Simon talks with Tom Mase, who teaches mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University.

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Saturday Sports: NFL Protests And Trump, Baseball Payrolls

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

President Trump has taken to Twitter again to criticize NFL players protesting during the national anthem. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

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Cafe Near Courthouse Will Hold Your Phone, For A Fee

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

Phones and other electronic devices aren't allowed in the courthouse of the Paul Manafort trial, so a nearby cafe is holding people's phones for a small fee.

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Government Ethics In The Trump Administration

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

NPR's Scott Simon asks former Trump White House ethics lawyer James Schultz about the ethical culture of the Trump administration.

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On The Front Lines Of 'Zero Tolerance'

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

Border Patrol agents are on the front lines, tracking down and arresting migrants crossing the border illegally.

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Charlottesville Marks One Year Since Deadly White Supremacist Rally

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

Across Charlottesville, Va., people are remembering last year's violent and deadly rally organized by white nationalists. Students, community leaders and others are marking the occasion with vigils.

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What We Learned From Elections This Week

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner. NPR's Scott Simon asks Perry Bacon of FiveThirtyEight what recent primary and special elections have to say about November.

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How Separation Affected A Migrant Family

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

The Trump administration reunited some migrant families, but many are still healing from the separation. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Mircy, a woman who fled Guatemala and was reunited with her son.

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Ralph Nader On Apple's Billions

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is not impressed with how Apple is spending its excess billions. Nader shares his suggestions for the company with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Paul Manafort Trial Continues Next Week

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 8:19am

The trial of Paul Manafort is expected to continue into next week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former federal prosecutor Tim Belevetz about what to expect.

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