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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Jim Nayder, host of Chicago Public Radio's The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obsession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon remembers his good friend.

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Bidding Farewell To Tony Soprano

Saturday, June 22, 2013

One of television's most memorable characters, he was the ruthless yet sentimental mafia don from the hit TV series The Sopranos. We lost him when actor James Gandolfini died unexpectedly this week.

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Did ATMs Represent The Dawn Of The Digital Era?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon remembers the controversy when the first automatic teller machines started popping up in the 1970s. Today there's an electronic transaction, and record, of just about everything we say, read, purchase or do.

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The Speech Eisenhower Never Gave On The Normandy Invasion

Saturday, June 08, 2013

The Allied invasion of the French coast of Normandy took place this week in 1944. In case that highly risky invasion had failed, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had drafted a speech taking full responsibility. Fortunately, he never had to deliver it.

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Peaceful Protest Over Istanbul Park Turns Violent

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the latest on protests in Turkey's largest city that were met with police action that included tear gas and fire hoses.

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High School Newspapers: An Endangered Species

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The New York Times reported this week that only 1 in 8 of New York's public high schools still has a student newspaper. National figures are only a bit better. NPR's Scott Simon says student newspapers are the latest victims of social media.

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Tough Arizona Sheriff Gets Judicial Reprimand

Saturday, May 25, 2013

In Arizona, a federal judge ruled against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department, saying it used racial profiling to enforce the state's tough immigration laws. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ted Robbins about the ruling.

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Sports: Playoff Time In The NBA

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Host Scott Simon catches up on the week's sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.

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Words Of Wisdom For The Graduating Class Of Moore, Okla.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

High school seniors in Moore, Okla., will hold commencement ceremonies Saturday, despite the death and destruction wreaked by this week's tornado. Scott Simon asks two Oklahoma writers to offer advice to the graduating classes.

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Kerry Acknowledges 'Years Of Disappointments' In West Bank

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Skepticism, cynicism, maybe some hope? Secretary of State John Kerry met with political leaders in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank this week in his effort to restart direct peace talks between the two parties. As NPR's Emily Harris tells host Scott Simon, this visit brought no concrete plan, but one is expected next month.

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What A Week: White House Rattled By Controversy

Saturday, May 18, 2013

NPR's Ari Shapiro joins host Scott Simon to talk about the Obama administration's week. The president was buffeted by revelations that the IRS had targeted Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status and that the Justice Department had subpoenaed reporter phone records. On top of that, Republicans continue to allege that the White House engaged in a cover-up of talking points about the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Most Excellent Adventure

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hadfield just spent 146 days up at the International Space Station, during which time he performed rock concerts and shared his dazzling photographs with nearly a million Twitter followers.

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In Zimbabwe, Will Next Election Be More Peaceful?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about Zimbabwe's upcoming presidential election and efforts to alleviate its international isolation.

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Media Covers Itself In Privacy Debacles

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the Justice Department's seizure of phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, and Bloomberg's secret monitoring of its sources' and customers' activities.

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Immigration Overhaul Bill Survives Daylong Revamp

Saturday, May 11, 2013

NPR's congressional correspondent David Welna speaks with host Scott Simon about the flurry of last-minute amendments, most from conservative Republicans, to alter the bipartisan immigration legislation.

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Pakistanis Vote, Braving Violent Attacks

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pakistanis go to the polls Saturday in parliamentary elections after one of the bloodiest campaigns in the nation's history. In the early hours, there were already reports of bombings. NPR's Julie McCarthy tells host Scott Simon that militants killed dozens during the pre-election campaign, forcing the cancellation of many political rallies around the country.

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Sports: Playoff Picks, Tragedy In Sailing

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the week's sports news, including the NBA basketball playoffs and the death this week of Olympic gold medal sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson while training for the America's Cup.

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Diplomats Hope Syrian Rebels' Losses Promote Collaboration

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Syrian rebels are on the defensive these days, losing ground to new offensives by government troops. Western diplomats are hopeful the rebel losses will persuade their leaders to attend an international conference being organized by the U.S. and Russia to chart a path to peace in the blood-soaked country. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Deb Amos.

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For Mother's Day, Honoring Mom's Singular Vision

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Host Scott Simon is convinced that mothers come equipped with magical powers: specifically, eyes in the back of their head. They know what you're up to, even when they can't see you.

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Mom's X-Ray Vision Also Sees The Best In Us

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mothers know us better — sometimes better than we know ourselves. As any child will tell you, they really do have eyes in the back of their heads. When times are tough, they also have our back.

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