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Fri August 12, 2011
Garden Report

Fall is a Great Time for Planting

Fall is a good time to plant some perennials
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Perennials and woody plants planted between late August and the end of October hit the ground growing the next spring.  It’s also a good time to get plants on sale.

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Sat August 6, 2011

Pilot Arthur Murray Was First To See Earth's Curve

Arthur "Kit" Murray punched a hole in the sky. He was a retired test pilot with 19 grandchildren who died last week at the age of 92. Host Scott Simon has this remembrance.


Sat August 6, 2011
NPR Story

Katrina's Lawlessness Remembered In Shooting Verdict

A federal jury in New Orleans returned guilty verdicts Friday against five current and former police officers who were charged with shooting at unarmed civilians in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina. Two were killed in the shooting and four others wounded. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's John Burnett about the conviction.


Sat August 6, 2011
Music Interviews

'Time Together' With Michael Franks

Smooth jazz singer-songwriter Michael Franks tells the stories behind the songs on his new album Time Together.
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Michael Franks is the man behind the 1976 hit "Popsicle Toes," a cool, summery song that made his name as a smooth jazz artist with crossover appeal. This year, the singer-songwriter is back with his 18th album, Time Together, which has more songs suited for simmering down on steamy days.

Franks says, "I write autobiographically, although I apply liberal amounts of poetic license." He also applies some wishful thinking: Franks explains that he wrote "Now That The Summer's Here" while fantasizing about summer in the dead of winter at his home in Woodstock, N.Y.

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Sat August 6, 2011

Still In Love With 'Lucy' On Her 100th Birthday

Lucille Ball was born 100 years ago in Jamestown, N.Y. She died in 1989 — but appearing on screens all over the world has made her immortal.

Ball made movies, starred in musicals, and ran her own major studio. But for millions of people — perhaps even billions by now — she was simply Lucy of I Love Lucy, the 1950s sitcom she created with her husband, Desi Arnaz.

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