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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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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside

July 5, 2014 - 12:48pm

There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.

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A Noodle-Maker's Daughter Falls For Ballroom Dancing In 'Mambo'

July 5, 2014 - 11:47am

Jean Kwok, the award-winning writer of Girl in Translation, has written a new book called Mambo in Chinatown, a Cinderella story about a 22-year-old Chinese-American torn between two cultures.

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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

July 5, 2014 - 10:28am

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.

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The Quiet Sound Of Luluc, Sparked By Punk Rock

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, of the Aussie folk group Luluc, say that punk music inspires the introspective and forlorn melodies on their new album, Passerby. They speak with NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Here's Why You Should Still Care About The World Cup

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman says Americans should still be watching the World Cup matches, even with their home team out of the running. He makes the case to NPR's Tamara Keith.

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Farm Commune Founder Stephen Gaskin Dies At 79

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

NPR's Tamara Keith takes a moment to remember Stephen Gaskin, who founded the Tennessee commune called The Farm.

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Tour De France Braves Blustery Weather Of Yorkshire

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

Yorkshire is home to this year's Tour de France starting line. BBC anchor Harry Gration tells NPR's Tamara Keith about preparations for the annual sporting event — including well-stocked pubs.

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In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.

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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.

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Raffi Returns To Recording With A New Album For Kids

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

NPR's Tamara Keith picks up her banana phone to talk with beloved musician Raffi Cavoukian about his first children's album in 12 years, Love Bug.

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Remembering An 'Unbroken' Hero Of WWII

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

In 2010, NPR's Scott Simon interviewed Laura Hillenbrand about her book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. The hero of that book, Louis Zamperini, died this week.

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On The Hunt For The Nation's Best Burrito

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

Anna Maria Barry-Jester has been traveling the USA, eating, photographing, blogging and ranking the nation's burritos for the site FiveThirtyEight. She tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the epic journey.

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Author Finds Inscrutable Spaces, Secret Cities For 'Unruly Places'

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

Alastair Bonnett sought out uncharted and forgotten territories for his new book, Unruly Places. He tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the quest, which included a visit to a traffic island.

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How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina Senate race.

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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

July 5, 2014 - 7:43am

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.

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Western Fighters Answer Mideast Extremists' Clarion Call

June 28, 2014 - 12:42pm

The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.

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As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

June 28, 2014 - 11:59am

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.

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World Cup Round Of 16 Dominated By South American Teams

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

The U.S. men's soccer team is advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about the team's chance of getting through the knockout round.

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Kerry Urges Mideast Leaders To Contain ISIS

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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New York's Attorney Hears A Backlash From India

June 28, 2014 - 7:49am

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara answers Indian critics who say he's a "self-loathing Indian." NPR's Scott Simon talks with the top New York City prosecutor about the attacks against him.

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