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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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Fri August 5, 2011
Garden Report

Sweet Corn 101 with Tom Throgmorton

Creative Commons

What's the difference between all of the sweet corn varieties?  The main difference is how sweet they are after harvest.

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Sat July 30, 2011
NPR Story

God's Polling Power

In this week's essay, host Scott Simon reflects on the almighty power of polls — on the almighty.


Sat July 30, 2011
Author Interviews

'Night Train' Pulls Through Segregated South

The Night Train

In Clyde Edgerton's new novel, The Night Train, the main characters are friends, but no one knows it.

The two boys, Larry Lime Nolan and Dwayne Hallston, work side by side at Dwayne's father's furniture store. They both love the music that's taken hold of the country in 1963, the time the novel is set. But in their hometown of Starke, N.C., Dwayne, who is white, and Larry, who is black, have to keep their friendship concealed like some family embarrassment.

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Sat July 30, 2011

Debt Crisis Was Long In Coming, Ex-Reagan Aide Says

What impact will the debt ceiling turmoil have on the financial markets? Host Scott Simon talks with former Reagan budget director David Stockman, who predicts some panic ahead.


Sat July 30, 2011
Digital Life

Obama Tweets For Help With The Debt Ceiling

President Obama set off a torrent of tweets on Friday when he asked Americans to send messages to Congress about the debt limit. Host Scott Simon reads some of the responses.