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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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Tax Plan Push, Trump's Call To Fallen Soldier's Family And George W. Bush Chimes In

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about the week in politics, including President Trump's spat with the family of a deceased U.S. soldier and the Senate passing of a budget blueprint.

Categories: Syndicated

Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative'

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Young adult novel American Heart has been at the center of a storm on Twitter and the recommendation engine Goodreads. Kirkus Reviews had originally given the book a star, but after a controversy, removed it.

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Milan And Venice Head To Polls In Push For Greater Autonomy From Italy

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Voters in Milan and Venice decide Sunday whether they want more autonomy from Italy. The non-binding poll comes on the heels of the violent secessionist effort in Spain's Catalan region.

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While Homelessness Escalates In Los Angeles, A Push For Veterans Got Him Off The Street

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles. James Brown got his own home there five years ago, and reflects on his two decades living on the streets.

Categories: Syndicated

Conservative Donors Grow Frustrated With Congress Over Slow Legislative Progress

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Some major donors are frustrated by the GOP's failure to pass healthcare legislation. Canary LLC CEO Dan Eberhart speaks to Scott Simon about backing more ideological challengers to the party.

Categories: Syndicated

Why The Fall Of Raqqa Doesn't Signify The End Of The Islamic State

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

After U.S.-backed forces in Syria seized Raqqa from the Islamic State, is the terrorist organization weaker or stronger? Scott Simon speaks to Bruce Hoffman, director of the Georgetown University security studies program.

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Congressman And Veteran Says Trump Has A Pattern Of Disrespecting Troops

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a retired Marine officer, about the president's calls to the families of deceased service members.

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Former White House Strategist Bannon Speaks Out

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:49pm

Former White House strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon spoke to conservative Christian activists in Washington, as he works to build a war machine against the GOP establishment in 2018.

Categories: Syndicated

When A Name Doesn't Quite Fit

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 8:08am

The Hotel Group didn't seek approval from Jane Addams' family before naming the hotel.

(Image credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Firefighters Make Progress In Calif. Wildfires As Death Toll Climbs

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

The wildfires spreading throughout northern California are the deadliest and most destructive series of fires in the state's history. More than 200 people remain missing.

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Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Reverberate Across Corporate America

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to human resources consultant Laurie Ruettimann about how companies respond to sexual misconduct in the workplace, and why their responses often fall short.

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Won't Certify Iran Nuclear Deal, Gets Praise And Criticism

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

President Trump's refusal to decertify — but leave in place — the Iran nuclear deal gives Iran and other world players a wide range of possible options and reactions.

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Politics In The News: Trump And Congress

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

President Trump's recent moves on the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration pile even more onto the agenda for Congress, which has been unable to get through even its top priorities.

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In Jerusalem, Municipal Issues Have Political Overtones

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

Israel says they're just zoning laws, but Palestinians say the rules for building in Jerusalem lead to home demolitions intended to weaken their presence in a city claimed by both sides.

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U.S. Troops Train Afghan Soldiers In Troubled Helmand Province

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

Hundreds of Marines died in Afghanistan's Helmand Province over years of fighting that ended in 2014. The Marines are back to train Afghan soldiers. One returned Marine recalls his fallen comrades.

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Animals Forced To Evacuate California Wildfires Too

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

Christy Gentry evacuated to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds with her husband and 26 horses as fire threatened their ranch Sunday night. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to her about the animal rescue.

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Sen. Hasson On President Trump Ending Obamacare Subsidies

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

Trump this week ended subsidies to health insurance companies. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how this will impact the Affordable Care Act.

Categories: Syndicated

In 'Beside Bowie,' Sideman Mick Ronson Takes The Foreground

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

A new documentary argues that David Bowie might not have become the global megastar we knew were it not for his partnership with guitarist, producer and arranger Mick Ronson.

(Image credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images)

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'The Chef And The Slow Cooker': An Old Technology That's Newly Relevant

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."

(Image credit: Brittany Lynne/Flickr)

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'I Take The Long Way Going Everywhere': Travis Meadows On Learning To Be Human Again

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:57am

The country artist has battled addiction and cancer, been a missionary and a lapsed Christian. He speaks with Scott Simon about his latest album, First Cigarette.

(Image credit: Joshua Black Wilkins/Courtesy of the artist)

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