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1:00pm

Sat October 22, 2011
Africa

Celebrating Life In Post-Gadhafi Libya

Originally published on Sat October 22, 2011 5:45 pm

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GUY RAZ, host: In Libya, eight months after they began their uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, the country's new leaders are ready to say they are officially liberated. The interim government, the Transitional National Council, says it will make the announcement tomorrow in the eastern city of Benghazi, the birthplace of their revolution. NPR's Grant Clark reports from eastern Libya.

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1:00pm

Sat October 22, 2011
From Our Listeners

Three-Minute Fiction: Closing In On A Winner

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GUY RAZ, host: It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

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RAZ: All right. We're getting closer to finding the winning story in round seven of Three-Minute Fiction. That's our writing contest where we ask you to create an original short story that can be read in about three minutes.

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12:38pm

Sat October 22, 2011
Music News

How Franz Liszt Became The World's First Rock Star

Illustration of Franz Liszt. The Hungarian composer and pianist revolutionized the art of performance.

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When you think of rock n' roll, Franz Liszt might not be the first name that comes to mind. But the classical pianist, born 200 years ago today, was in many was the first rock star of all time.

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10:00am

Sat October 22, 2011
Music Interviews

Thomas Dolby's 'Floating City'

Thomas Dolby's new album, A Map of the Floating City, is based on an online multiplayer game he recently released.

York Tillyer

Thomas Dolby burst onto the pop-music scene in the early '80s with his quirky hit single "She Blinded Me With Science." One of his hits you might not have known about: the Nokia ringtone. Dolby didn't write it, but he helped develop the synthesizer software to play it in billions of mobile phones.

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9:23am

Sat October 22, 2011
NPR Story

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Dies

Originally published on Sat October 22, 2011 9:49 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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