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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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11:44am

Fri May 20, 2011
Garden Report

Peonies Set to Bloom

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Peonies up and down the Front Range are getting ready to bloom. And even though they don’t last very long – they are still among KUNC Gardner Tom Throgmorton’s favorite spring time flowers.

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8:00am

Sat May 14, 2011
NPR Story

Ark. City Watches River Waters' Slow Rise

The Mississippi River is expected to crest in Arkansas City, Ark., on Saturday at 53.5 feet, the highest it has reached since 1933. Host Scott Simon speaks with Desha County Judge Mark McElroy about living in the shadow of the river.

8:00am

Sat May 14, 2011
NPR Story

Another Flood That Gave Us The 'Broken Levee Blues'

Most people who live along the Mississippi today weren't around to see the great Mississippi Flood of 1927, but it is the flood that they grew up hearing about. Host Scott Simon recounts the story and the Lonnie Johnson song it inspired.

8:00am

Sat May 14, 2011
From Our Listeners

Your Letters: End Time Nigh; Guns And Doctors

There was a huge response to a piece last week by NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty, who reported that a group of Christians believe May 21 will be the biblical Judgment Day. NPR's Greg Allen also reported that Florida is expected to be the first state to ban doctors from asking their patients if they own a gun. We also spoke with Shania Twain about her new memoir. Host Scott Simon reads listeners' e-mails and comments.

8:00am

Sat May 14, 2011
NPR Story

Daley Dynasty Gives Way To Rahm Emanuel's Chicago

Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in Monday as mayor of Chicago, and the Daley family dynasty in Chicago politics will come to an end for now. Host Scott Simon speaks with Carol Marin, political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, about the Daley legacy and the incoming Emanuel administration.

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