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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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California Fires Persist

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

Wildfires across California are fueled by late-season Santa Ana winds. The Camp Fire in northern California destroyed the town of Paradise while more fires threaten southern parts of California.

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A Word Of Advice, About A New Book Of Advice.

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with comedian and author Lane Moore about her new book, "How to Be Alone".

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One Man's Journey Through An Ancient Trail From Europe To Spain

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient trail that starts from points in Europe to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. Betto Arcos walked the Camino and brings us sounds from his journey.

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Pew Research Center Says Half Of Adults Use YouTube To Learn New Things

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

A new Pew Research Center survey found roughly half of U.S. adults who use YouTube say it's helped them learn how to do new things, from how to knit to how to give a cat subcutaneous fluids.

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Veteran Marine Says That Service Never Stops

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with U.S.Marine Corps veteran Scott Cooper about his initiative for veterans to interact at the community level and bridge political divides.

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Scott Simon, Not The Minnesota Secretary Of State

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

Scott Simon received a plethora of congratulations on being elected to Minnesota Secretary of State, only he wasn't. Turns out the Minneapolis StarTribune accredited the wrong Simon.

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Comparing The Saturday Night Massacre To The Present Day Justice Department

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:54am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Jim Doyle about his role in the Watergate prosecutor's office and how the Saturday Night Massacre compares with what's happening in today's Justice Department.

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Voters May Tax Tech Companies To Fight Homelessness

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

Some big tech companies in the Bay Area have embraced the idea that tax hikes on big business are necessary to tackle problems like homelessness in the region.

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The Delicate Task Of Burying The Tree Of Life Victims

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rabbi Daniel Wasserman of the Jewish burial society that's been honoring and burying the bodies of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

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'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' Director On The Real Lee Israel

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a new film about writer Lee Israel, who turns to literary forgery when she stops selling books. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with director Marielle Heller about the movie.

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Saturday Sports: University Of Maryland Football Team Controversy

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the recent controversy surrounding the University of Maryland's football team.

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France Moves To Ban Smartphones In Schools

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

The French government has banned cellphones in school, fulfilling a promise made by Emmanuel Macron during his presidential campaign. In one middle school, it's had mixed effects.

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Assessing Claims Of Voter Suppression And Voter Fraud

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

Democrats claim voter suppression is increasing in states such as Georgia, North Dakota and Florida. University of Florida political science professor Michael McDonald talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Saturday Politics: Pre-Election Anxiety

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

We recap the week in politics and look at a kind of pre-election anxiety that's gripping the country.

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The 14th Amendment's Historical Significance

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

President Trump has revived the idea of ending birthright citizenship, written into the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. That amendment is of special significance historically to people of color.

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Nonprofits Struggle To House Migrant Families Released By ICE

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

Central American immigrant families are already arriving at the border. Due to lack of room, ICE is releasing many migrant detainees and counting on nonprofits to house and help the migrants.

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Role Of Polls During The Election Season

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

We look at the role polling has played during the election season — especially since there have been fewer polls this time around.

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The Economy: Where We Are

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Washington Post economics columnist Steven Pearlstein about the state of the economy ahead of the midterm elections.

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Opinion: Lessons From Bosnia

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his time spent covering the war in Bosnia and what we might learn now.

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Natasha Trethewey: Poetry Speaks 'Across The Lines That Would Divide Us'

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 8:14am

The Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate has a new collection out, called Monument, that takes on American history, personal history, and the lives that history and poetry often overlook.

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