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A weekend morning news magazine covering hard news, a wide variety of news makers, and cultural stories. On Saturdays, Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news. There are clever, informative exchanges, and fresh reports from a cross-section of NPR correspondents on topics from religion to health to food to politics. Simon's interviews with key artists, authors, performers and personalities are always memorable.

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7:58am

Sat August 18, 2012
Sports

Preparing For The 2012 Paralympic Games In London

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 1:03 pm

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7:58am

Sat August 18, 2012
Presidential Race

Wrapping Up Week One Of Romney-Ryan

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 1:03 pm

Last week, Mitt Romney announced that he had selected Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. NPR's Ari Shapiro has been covering the pair for a week now, and he joins Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with him about the past week of campaigning for the new pair.

5:30am

Sat August 18, 2012
Garden Report

Preparing Plants for the End of Summer (Yes, Fall is Coming)

Cool-season vegetables like broccoli do well in mountain gardens
Jenny Cu Creative Commons/Flickr

Hard to believe with this summer’s hot weather, but it’s time to start thinking about preparing trees and shrubs for fall. And KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says it's especially important for those living in the mountains.

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Sat August 18, 2012

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Sat August 18, 2012
Americandy: Sweet Land Of Liberty

Valomilks: A Sweet Treat That Runs Down Your Chin

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 3:23 pm

The family-owned Russel Sifers Candy Company has been making Valomilks — and only Valomilks — for decades.
Melisa Goh NPR

The Valomilk was once advertised as "the 5-cent candy bar with the 50-cent taste." And while the price has changed, the product has not.

For more than 80 years, the family-owned Russell Sifers Candy Company has been using the same recipe to churn out a rich concoction of chocolate and creamy marshmallow goo.

The candy-making machines are busy on the factory floor in Merriam, Kan., just southwest of Kansas City. This is the headquarters of the century-old company, where Russell Sifers himself is a fourth-generation candy maker.

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