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From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition Saturday.
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Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With

August 23, 2014 - 12:15pm

The video game Never Alone draws on a traditional Inupiaq story and the actual experiences of native Alaskan elders, storytellers and youth.

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Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

August 23, 2014 - 11:50am

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.

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Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

August 23, 2014 - 11:41am

Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

August 23, 2014 - 10:56am

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

NPR's Tom Goldman previews the Little League World Series final games, and looks forward to the college football season.

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Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against Islamic State

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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New Camouflage Material Is A Color-Change Artist

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

Researchers say they've produced octopus-inspired materials that can sense color and change accordingly. NPR's Scott Simon talks to John Rogers, professor of engineering at the University of Illinois.

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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.

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Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.

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Magazine Editor Sets Out To Join The Global Family Tree

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

Esquire editor A.J. Jacobs is known for reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in order to become the world's smartest person. Now he attempts to prove he is related to everyone.

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Music Video Awards Compete In An Era Of Reality TV

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

On MTV these days, you're more likely to catch a reality show than any music. As Spin.com editor Craig Marks tells NPR's Scott Simon, Sunday's VMA awards will play homage to television from the past.

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Weekend Host Accepts Ice-Bucket Challenge

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

People are dumping buckets of ice water over their heads all across the country to raise money for research on ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). NPR's Scott Simon accepts the challenge.

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The Harrowing Last Day Of The USS Houston

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

The Navy has officially confirmed that a wreck in the Java Sea is that of the USS Houston, which sank in 1942. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to historian Jim Hornfischer about the ship's history.

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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

August 23, 2014 - 7:32am

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

August 16, 2014 - 11:02am

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

August 16, 2014 - 7:53am

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

August 16, 2014 - 7:53am

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

August 16, 2014 - 7:53am

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

August 16, 2014 - 7:53am

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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