Weekend Edition Saturday


    

This refreshing combination of news, analysis and features provides wrap-ups and perspectives on the week's events, as well as a taste of what makes weekends special-from sports and gardening to entertainment. Saturday 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Weekend Edition Saturday

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints
Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
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A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports
There's a new Major League Baseball commissioner, and a new star Little League pitcher. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest from the world of sports.
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Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters
Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.
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Making Scripts And Science Match
How can screenwriters make sure the science and medical details of their shows are true to life? NPR's Scott Simon talks with Kate Langrall Folb of Hollywood, Health & Society, who helps them out.
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'Football' Captures Moments Of Grace And Violence
Three great sports writers join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the new anthology, Football: Great Writing About the National Sport. We hear from John Schulian, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and Frank DeFord.
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Scientists Test The World's Seas On Ocean Sampling Day
For one day this summer, scientists from around the globe decided to find out what's in our oceans' water. We go to the coast of Savannah, Ga., to find out what exactly they were looking for.
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Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges
A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
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How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting
Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
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Florida Shooting Among Caroline Rose's Rockabilly Inspirations
Architect Caroline Rose decided to chuck her career to travel around the country in a van and make rockabilly music. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Caroline Rose about her new album, I Will Not be Afraid.
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College Professor's Life Is Upended In 'Small Blessings'
The new novel Small Blessings follows the intertwined lives of academics and their family members in a small Southern college town. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Martha Woodroof.
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