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Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

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Next Steps In The Mueller Report

Mar 23, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon talks about the Mueller Report with EmptyWheel.net's Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist covering national security and civil liberties.

Rep. Ben Cline On The Mueller Report

Mar 23, 2019

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Sen. Chris Coons On The Mueller Report

Mar 23, 2019

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We're going to go now to one of the many lawmakers waiting to see the report - unless he has a copy under his arm right now - Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware. Senator, thanks so much for being with us.

CHRIS COONS: Thank you, Scott. Good morning.

And amidst all this urgent news, the 2019 Major League Baseball season also began this week. Organized baseball worries that the game once considered America's pastime has become slooowww, old, and tedious.

In 1948 — when Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson were on the field — an average 9-inning game lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. Today, it takes more than 3 hours.

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This country's last chemical weapons stockpile will be destroyed from Richmond, Ky. Stu Johnson of WEKU reports.

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For every sexual assault survivor who speaks out, Laurie Halse Anderson knows there many others remaining silent. "If there was a way for every victim of sexual violence to come forward on one day, I think the world would stop spinning for a day," she says.

It's been 20 years since Anderson's groundbreaking novel Speak was publishedit tells the story of Melinda, a freshman in high school who stops speaking after a sexual assault.

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And it's time now for sports.

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5 New National Monuments

Mar 16, 2019

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And I come to work every week just say it's time for sports.

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Beats By Arthur Dubois

Mar 9, 2019

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Let's meet Arthur Dubois. He's 72 years old, a grandfather, a resident of the great city of Chicago and a hip-hop artist.

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