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.


Weekend Edition Saturday

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Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low
As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
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A Sheep Killer Is On The Loose In 'All the Birds, Singing'
All The Birds, Singing is the second novel by Australian-British author Evie Wyld. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Wyld about her sinister story revolving around the life of Jake, a sheep farmer.
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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?
It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.
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PGA Puts On A Masters Without Tiger
This week saw an unfortunate late-season swoon for the Pacers and the first Masters tournament without Tiger Woods in 20 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman.
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With A Wink And Nod To Fans, Movies Roll Post-Credit Scenes
After-credits scenes have a long history in the movies, from the original Ocean's 11 to the latest Captain America. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with writer Alex Suskind about this cinematic trope.
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Pentecostal Churches Accused Of Exploiting Cameroon's Poor
Pentecostalism is spreading rapidly throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the world's Pentecostalists live there, and Cameroon's government has deemed the church a national threat.
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Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus
A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.
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Jailed In Cuba Since 2009, USAID Contractor On Hunger Strike
Alan Gross has been in a Cuban jail for more than four years. This week, he went on a hunger strike. Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, recently back from Cuba, brings NPR's Scott Simon an update.
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A Year After Bombings, Boston Comes Back 'Strong'
The Boston Strong campaign cheers the grit and grace the city's shown since last year's marathon bombing. Journalist Mike Barnicle tells NPR's Scott Simon how Bostonians are overcoming the tragedy.
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Searching For A Plane On The Ocean Floor Is Unmapped Territory
Even if recently detected pings are from the lost Malaysian jet's black box, oceanographer Simon Boxall tells NPR's Scott Simon searching for the plane on the ocean floor will still be difficult.
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