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

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Document From Alaska To The Himalayas, 'Voyager' Embarks On Self-Discovery
NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, "Voyager." It's a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.
Document The Week In Sports
NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.
Document Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal
After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.
Document Army Love: A Fallen Soldier's Widow Tells Their Daughter How It All Began
This Memorial Day weekend at Storycorps, a mother and daughter remember a husband and father who died in Iraq when his Humvee hit an IED.
Document William Bell Heads Back To His Roots In 'This Is Where I Live'
William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he's back on the label. Bell tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.
Document Lack Of Evidence Shows Sunscreens Are Safe For Humans With Normal Use
All summer long, parents will struggle with how to protect their children from the sun, and whether or not the protection itself is safe. Reporter Tara Haelle talks to NPR's Scott Simon.
Document Even A Win In California Could Have Little Impact On Sanders Securing The Nomination
Bernie Sanders is making a strong push in California as the Democratic primary race nears its end. Polls show him in a dead heat with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the Golden State.
Document 'The Witness' Tells A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder
As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film.
Document As Democratic Convention Nears, The Battle To Unite Under One Candidate
Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.
Document At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.
Document After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.
Document Focus On Libertarian Election Amid Voter Discontent Over Clinton-Trump Race
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.
Document Dallas' Stray Dog Problem Gets Worse After Woman's Death
A Dallas woman's death after being attacked by six street dogs might just be the tipping point in a debate over that city's massive population of stray dogs.
Document The Balkans: An Often Overlooked Hotbed For ISIS Recruitment
When we talk about foreign fighters joining ISIS much of the focus is on Western Europe, but proportionally more come from the Balkans. NPR's Scott Simon talks with security analyst Adrian Schtuni.
Document Donald Trump Relitigates The '90s To Attack Hillary Clinton
Trump's recent attacks on the Clintons feel like a time warp, reintroducing Americans to a number of political scandals that dominated the 1990s. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Time columnist Joe Klein.

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