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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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2:54pm

Fri June 29, 2012
Music News

Young Musicians Leave Nest For New Opportunities

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 6:48 am

Nathan Schram (back row, third from left) performs with his students from PS 75 in Brooklyn.
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The odds of making it in the classical music business are long, but for the past two years, 25-year-old viola player Nathan Schram has received a stipend, health insurance, lots of amazing performance opportunities and a real-world education teaching violin students at an inner-city elementary school in Brooklyn. Now, Schram and his colleagues have to say goodbye to The Academy.

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6:09am

Sat June 23, 2012
Simon Says

Behind The 'Model Minority,' An American Struggle

Originally published on Sat June 23, 2012 11:43 am

A Pew Research Center study shows Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant group in the U.S., but that doesn't make theirs a success story.
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The Pew Research Center says Asian-Americans are now the fastest-growing ethnic and immigrant group in the United States: 18 million Americans, almost 6 percent of the population. Pew says Asian-Americans also tend to be the most educated and prosperous.

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6:00am

Sat June 23, 2012
Garden Report

Cruel Summer: Gardening in a Hot Season

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It’s fairly clear we’re going to have a hot summer along the Front Range. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says the key to maintaining a beautiful garden is knowing which plants thrive in the heat, and which ones will wither and die.

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5:58am

Sat June 23, 2012
NPR Story

Mathematician's Work Lives On In Everyday Life

Originally published on Sat June 23, 2012 9:07 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Alan Turing was born a hundred years ago today. He was a British mathematician and computer pioneer, and may have done as much as any soldier or statesman to win World War II. And his work continues to reveal itself in our everyday lives. WEEKEND EDITION's math guy Keith Devlin joins us from the studios of Stanford University, where he's also a professor.

Keith, thanks for being with us.

KEITH DEVLIN, BYLINE: Nice to be with you again, Scott.

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5:58am

Sat June 23, 2012
NPR Story

Syrian Conflict A Haunting Reminder Of Bosnia

Originally published on Sat June 23, 2012 9:07 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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