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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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Sat March 24, 2012
Author Interviews

'The Big Con': If You Can't Avoid It, Avenge It

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Americans have always been fascinated by con men. Why else would we have so many movies about legendary swindlers? Most real-life cons are probably less entertaining than the ones on the silver screen, but in her new book, Amy Reading unearths a historical swindle that rivals anything ever imagined by Hollywood.

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Fri March 23, 2012
Music Interviews

Julia Nunes: Homesick Anthems Spawn An Internet Star

Originally published on Sat March 24, 2012 8:41 am

Julia Nunes' new, fan-funded album is titled Settle Down.
Shervin Lainez

Julia Nunes (pronounced "noonz") grew up in New York state, but went to college far away from her hometown friends and family. To keep in touch, she posted videos to YouTube — mostly goofy scenes from her dorm room.

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Sat March 17, 2012
Garden Report

Spring Gardening Tip: Enjoy the Beautiful Weather, but Don't Overdo It

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Stephanie Dillingham Creative Commons/Flickr

These first nice spring days are dangerous -- at least, they can be for those of us who've been cooped up all winter, eager to get out in the garden with rakes, shovels and pruners. 

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Sat March 17, 2012


Sat March 17, 2012
NPR Story

A Basketball Wrap-Up, In Verse

Originally published on Sun March 18, 2012 8:07 am


JACKI LYDEN, BYLINE: Every school invited to the NCAA basketball tournament has had a chance to play. So we thought we'd bring you details of every game. Well, maybe not details, but at least a mention from NPR's Mike Pesca. And what he lacks in specifics, he makes up for in rhyme.

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