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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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Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:57am

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.

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How To Demand A Medical Breakthrough: Lessons From The AIDS Fight

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:38am

When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history.

(Image credit: Tim Clary/AP)

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Calls For Virginia Gov. Northam To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 5:30pm

After a page from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook was published online, Shermichael Singleton, a republican political consultant, tells NPR's Scott Simon that Northam has to go.

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Executive Producer Of 'Horror Noire' Documentary Shares 3 Must-See Black Horror Films

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Tananarive Due is an executive producer on the new Shudder documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She gives NPR's Scott Simon her recommendations for films featured in the documentary.

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Super Bowl LIII Matches The New England Patriots Against The Los Angeles Rams

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The New England Patriots play against the Los Angeles Rams for the 53rd Super Bowl. NPR's Tom Bowman regales Scott Simon with football lore.

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The History Behind The Highs And Lows Of The Marginal Tax Rate

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

There was shock this week at the suggestion of a 70 percent tax rate. But law professor Dorothy Brown explains to NPR's Scott Simon that the U.S.'s marginal tax rate has been as high as 94 percent.

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The University Of Farmington Isn't Real. It's A Complex Federal Sting Operation

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The University of Farmington was a fake school set up by U.S. Homeland Security. The Chronicle of Higher Education's Karin Fischer tells NPR's Scott Simon why agents set up the sting operation.

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Success Of Venezuela's Opposition Campaign Depends On The Country's Security Forces

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Venezuela's embattled president still retains the support of the armed forces, but for how much longer? A high-ranking veteran member of the security forces struggles with whether to abandon his post.

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Done Or Dormant? Council On Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Says ISIS Remains A Force

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The Trump administration says ISIS is no longer a threat. But Gayle Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations disagrees. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that ISIS remains dangerous across Syria and Iraq.

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'The Lost Girls of Paris' Fictionalizes True Tale Of Female Spies During World War II

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pam Jenoff about her new novel, The Lost Girls of Paris. It's the story of a group of British female spies sent to France during World War II.

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Pope Francis Set To Make Historic Trip To Arabian Peninsula

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Pope Francis travels to the United Arab Emirates, where he will be the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula, known as the cradle of Islam. The UAE is home to one million Catholics.

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As More States Legalize Marijuana Use, NFL Wrestles With Whether They Should Too

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

As more states legalize marijuana, there are growing calls from professional football players to let them use pot to manage and alleviate their pain.

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New Court Documents Reveal OxyContin Manufacturer's Marketing Tactics

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Court documents released show that Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, sought to push doctors to prescribe the painkiller even though the company knew it was addictive and dangerous.

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How Beirut's Zach Condon Escapes To Find His Focus

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration

(Image credit: Olga Baczynska/Courtesy of the artist)

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'High Flying Bird': In An NBA Lockout, An Agent Shoots His Shot

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Actor André Holland imagined professional basketball if athletes had real agency. So he teamed up with director Steven Soderburgh for a movie which imagines what that might look like.

(Image credit: Peter Andrews/Netflix)

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Winter Joy: Breaking Trail In 15 Degrees

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

NCPR reporters Brian Mann and Emily Russell trekked through the snow to the peak of Mount Adams. Their journey to the top is one for the books.

(Image credit: Brian Mann/NCPR)

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Your Mailbox Could Be Opened Up To Private Carriers

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

By law, only you and the Postal Service are allowed to put things in your mailbox. But what if companies like FedEx and UPS could do it too? That could happen under a Trump administration proposal.

(Image credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Meet The Chicago Woman Who Rented Hotel Rooms For The Homeless During Frigid Polar Vortex

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

In a week of record cold, Chicago resident Candice Payne rented hotel rooms for strangers living outside. Then the donations started pouring in. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the good Samaritan.

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Week In Politics: More Democratic Candidates Launch 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The government is back in business – for now. Also, more Democratic candidates announced they are running for the highest office in the land.

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U.S. Abandons Landmark Reagan-Era Arms Control Treaty

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that Russia has violated its terms. Its demise could renew the kind of arms race Reagan and Gorbachev tried to end.

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