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Saturdays, 8am - 10am
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From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, NPR's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective as he hosts Weekend Edition Saturday.
 

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Saturday Sports: Mayweather Vs. McGregor

Aug 26, 2017

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All the breaking news over the - overnight includes sports.

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If you're in New York today, lucky you. Watch out for the Fraggle Rock Felons, knucklehead Zoo and the Retro Gnomes. Let me explain. The city's biggest breakdancing competition is tonight. Those are just some of the groups who'll try to pop and lockdown a trophy.

Carbondale's 2-Time Eclipse Plans

Aug 19, 2017

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The tiny U.S. territory of Guam came under the international spotlight after North Korea said Wednesday that it's studying whether to launch a missile test toward the island. President Trump responded by escalating the rhetoric.

"Let's see what he does with Guam," Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. "If he does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before what will happen in North Korea."

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Investigating A Murder In 'Wind River'

Aug 5, 2017

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"Wind River" opens with a startling scene - a wounded woman runs through thick snow in the middle of the night. It's all white snow, red blood, dim moonlight and desolation.

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Kids Learn How To Survive In Zombie Camp

Aug 5, 2017

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Bringing A Bookstore To The Bronx

Jul 29, 2017

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Nearly a million and a half people live in the Bronx. And since the end of last year, there hasn't been a single general interest bookstore in the New York City borough to serve them. But a Bronx entrepreneur is working on changing that. From New York, Rick Karr reports.

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The Total Eclipse Of 1878

Jul 15, 2017

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The Unconventional Poetry Of Tyehimba Jess

Jul 15, 2017

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Life As A 'Drone Warrior'

Jul 8, 2017

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What To Watch This Summer

Jul 8, 2017

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China. China's Xi Jinping celebrated with a visit to the city.

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PRESIDENT XI JINPING: (Speaking Chinese).

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DA Will Seek Retrial In Cosby Case

Jun 17, 2017

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