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1:00pm

Sat October 8, 2011
Politics

Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll At Values Voter Summit

It's day two of the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Robert Smith talks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the surprising results of a straw poll there today: Ron Paul won big, Herman Cain was a strong second, and Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney trailed badly.

1:00pm

Sat October 8, 2011
Sports

Oakland Raiders Hall Of Famer Al Davis Dies

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died today at age 82. Davis was a legend in the football world and was largely responsible for building the Raiders into a three-time Super Bowl champion. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Robert Smith Robert Smith talks to sportswriter Peter Richmond, author of the book "Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders."

11:25am

Sat October 8, 2011
Presidential Race

Ron Paul Wins Straw Poll At Values Voter Summit

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas pushed aside GOP presidential front-runners Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a straw poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

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10:00am

Sat October 8, 2011
The Record

21st Century Protest Music: Will There Be Another Dylan? Should There Be?

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 2:23 pm

Zuccotti Park on Oct. 6. The people making music during the Occupy Wall Street protests are not celebrities.

David Shankbone flickr.com

The other day I posed a question on my Twitter feed: What is the music of Occupy Wall Street? As a veteran of many street protests and an amateur historian of popular music rabble rousing, I've been waiting for someone to grab center stage in Zuccoti Square and emerge as a new Bob Dylan or Joan Baez.

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6:46am

Sat October 8, 2011
Monkey See

Sports From 'The Onion': A New Book Explores 'The Ecstasy Of Defeat'

Originally published on Sat October 8, 2011 3:04 pm

Brett Favre, seen here looking bummed in 2010, is one of the many sports figures taking a drubbing in the new sports book from the editors of The Onion.

Jamie Squire Getty Images

I'm going to make a confession. I have enjoyed many of the same Onion headlines as everyone else over the years, from the exploits of presidents and Congress to the activities of store clerks and sad dads. But their sports coverage, while it's passed around somewhat less often and is a bit less well-known, is generally my favorite stuff they do.

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