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Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon offers news, analysis and features Saturday mornings.

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Document A Look At Anthony Scaramucci
Following a shake-up in the White House communications staff, the new boss is a combative New York financier, businessman and lawyer Anthony Scaramucci.
Document Health Insurance CEO On Expanding Coverage
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Neidorff, CEO of the health insurance company Centene Corporation, which has expanded coverage on the insurance marketplace even as other insurers have withdrawn.
Document Kenya's Rising Political Star
Speaking on television, Muthiora Kariara, a former pig farmer who lives in one of Nairobi's vast slums, was honest and direct and exactly the opposite of the politicians Kenyans have gotten used to.
Document What It's Like To Be A 'Breakup/Divorce Coach'
Breaking up is hard to do, as the song says. If you're stuck, you can always call Natalia Juarez, a breakup expert based in Toronto. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her about her business.
Document Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers, The British Open
Kyrie Irving blindsided LeBron James by talking about wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, the British Open features a new star, and the Tour de France wraps up with little fanfare.
Document Glenn Thrush On The Trump Communications Changes
Sean Spicer resigned from his position as White House press secretary after President Trump named a new communications director. Glenn Thrush of <em>The New York Times</em> talks with Scott Simon.
Document 'Nobody Kill Anybody': Working For A Pause In Baltimore's Violence
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Erricka Bridgeford about the 72-hour "cease-fire" she is trying to organize for Baltimore in August. She hopes the city can go three days without violence.
Document Samantha Hunt On Her Short Stories In 'The Dark Dark'
NPR's Scott Simon talks with acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt about her first book of short stories, <em>The Dark Dark</em>, which explores the fantastical and the sorrowful in everyday life.
Document What To Watch While On Vacation
Melanie McFarland is a television critic at Salon.com. She tells NPR's Scott Simon what shows he can't afford to miss while he's on vacation next week.
Document Week In Politics: Spicer Resigns, Trump Looks At Pardons, Health Care
It was another busy week in politics, with Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and reports that the president consulted with legal advisers about his power to pardon his staff.
Document Sharing Resources Across Countries To Fight Wildfires
Fires are burning in British Columbia. Scott Simon talks to Alan Goodwin of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, a program that shares firefighters with other countries.
Document John McCain's 2008 Concession Speech
After John McCain's cancer was announced, many people heaped praise on the senator. McCain gave a moving concession speech the night he lost the presidency to Barack Obama in 2008.
Document Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Shooting
The police chief in Minneapolis has resigned amid continuing questions about the fatal shooting by a police officer of a woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime.
Document Millions At Risk Of Starvation And Most Americans Don't Know
NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee about near-famine conditions in Africa and the Middle East, and what Americans know about the crises.
Document Robert Graham On His Possible Primary Challenge To Sen. Jeff Flake
President Trump has been reportedly hunting for primary challengers for his Republican critics. Scott Simon talks with Robert Graham, a potential primary challenger for Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona.

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