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Weekend Edition Saturday

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Royals Take Game 3; Cowboys Surge: The Week In Sports
As the World Series continues, NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Howard Bryant of ESPN.com. They'll also talk football, and why the Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable team in the NFL.

Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'
Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

Oratorio Tackles The Issue Of Leaks From 'The Source'
The oratorio is a time-honored way for classical composers to tell a big story. Composer Ted Hearne thinks so too. His new oratorio, The Source, takes on the story of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.

Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS
How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.

New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers
New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.

After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'
Lance Cpl. Brian Parrello was 19 when he was killed by an IED; he was the only member of his platoon who didn't come home from Iraq. Since then, his fellow Marines have grown close to his parents.

Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does
Farah's latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It's the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.

A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life
In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

New Shakespeare Movie Puts Hamlet In Kashmir
Shakespeare's Hamlet has been turned into a Bollywood film, but this time, the story is set in Indian-controlled Kashmir. NPR's Scott Simon talks to screenwriter Basharat Peer.

What Are You Afraid Of?
Fear of heights, fear of small spaces, fear of spiders: These phobias are relatively well-known. But some of our listeners have unusual fears — like Jupiter, basements and their own selves.


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