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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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Carl Kasell, Voice Of Authority And Soul Of Irreverence, Dies

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon pays his respects to Carl Kasell. The beloved NPR newscaster and "public radio ambassador" died earlier this week. He was 84.

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In Maine, It's A Boom Year When It Comes To Fishing For Baby Eels

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Each spring, a few lucky Maine fishermen have the chance to make a lot of money catching baby eels, known as elvers, to sell to eel farms in Asia. This year, the prices are some of the highest ever.

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Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

Alaska has a sexual assault rate 3 times the national average and a child sex assault rate 6 times. NPR's Scott Simon discusses that with Alexander Hirsch of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

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New Book 'Windrush' Sheds Light On Multi-Racial Britain

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Trevor Phillips, co-author of: Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain. The U.K. is roiled by revelations of the Windrush generation of immigrants.

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Reduced U.S. Embassy Staff In Havana Hinders Travel By Cubans

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

The chilled relations between Cuba and the White House has left the U.S. embassy running on a shoe-string operation. Cubans hoping to travel to the U.S. must now apply in a third country for visas.

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This Week In Politics: U.S.-North Korea Relations

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear tests was "big progress." Agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un was a gamble for Trump, but so far it seems to be paying off.

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It's Been A Dramatic Week Of Concessions From North Korea

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:36am

North Korea has agreed to suspend missile tests, close its major nuclear-testing site and to drop demands that the U.S. remove troops from South Korea. It comes ahead of a historic North-South summit.

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3 Ecuadoran Journalists Killed

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 9:54am

Three Ecuadoran journalists abducted by Colombian militants are dead. Ecuador's president confirmed the deaths. The journalists were investigating increased violence along the Ecuador-Colombia border.

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Deported Veteran Becomes U.S. Citizen

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:33am

A deported veteran and activist was sworn in as a U.S. citizen after living in Mexico for eight years. Hector Barajas is said to be the first deported veteran to be naturalized as a U.S. citizen.

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The U.S. Goals In Syria

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:29am

We look at how the U.S. has been involved in the Syrian civil war over the last seven years.

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Rep. Tom Cole On Airstrikes

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:24am

Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma talks with Scott Simon about the recent U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.

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View From Damascus

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 9:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with CBS News' Seth Doane about the situation in Damascus after the airstrikes.

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Syria Update

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

We have the latest on the U.S.-led airstrikes launched at targets in Syria.

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Missouri Governor Faces Calls To Resign

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

We have an update in the ongoing scandal involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. There are renewed calls this week for Greitens to resign.

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Russia Condemns U.S.-Led Airstrikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with journalist Charles Maynes in Moscow about Russia's response to the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria.

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In 'You All Grow Up And Leave Me,' Charm Masks A Predator

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

Piper Weiss's new book is part memoir, part true-crime chronicle of her time as a student of Gary Wilensky, a beloved and trusted Manhattan tennis instructor who turned out to be a violent predator.

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Pentagon Latest On Syria Airstrikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

We have the latest from the U.S. military about the airstrikes in Syria.

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U.N. Security Council Meets Over Syrian Strikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to meet to discuss the airstrikes in Syria.

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Syria Update

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

The U.S., France and Britain attacked Syria overnight in response to the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons attack.

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Alan Dershowitz On Cohen Raid

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:33am

A criminal investigation into the president's private lawyer was exposed this week, starting with an FBI raid. Law professor Alan Dershowitz tells NPR's Scott Simon why he worries about its legality.

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