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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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5:53pm

Fri May 13, 2011
Music News

Hot Club Of Cowtown: A Texas Trio's Tribute

Hot Club of Cowtown's new album, What Makes Bob Holler, is a tribute to Western swing legend Bob Wills.
Courtesy of the artist

Several cities have "Hot Clubs" — bands that play so-called "Gypsy jazz" in the tradition of Django Reinhardt. There's the Hot Club of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

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9:00am

Fri May 13, 2011
Garden Report

Perennials Add Interest to Garden or Landscape All Season

Photo Courtesy of Fort Collins Nursery

A mix of perennials accents the garden throughout the season.  The mix should be for color, texture, size, and time of bloom.  But for all of the beauty of perennials, they are not a `no’ maintenance part of a landscape.

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8:00am

Sat May 7, 2011
NPR Story

A Heck Of A Week For President Obama

President Obama ended this week like many others, talking about green jobs in the Midwest. But nothing else about this week was typical. The death of Osama bin Laden made this a landmark moment in his presidency. NPR's Ari Shapiro traveled with the president to Indiana and to Fort Campbell, Ky., where the president addressed troops and spoke to members of the team that conducted the raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

8:00am

Sat May 7, 2011
NPR Story

NHL Action, NBA Playoffs And A Run For The Roses

Friday night in the NHL saw the Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers, two very good teams, end their Stanley Cup bids without putting up much of a fight. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about the week's NBA and NHL playoff games and the Kentucky Derby.

7:30am

Sat May 7, 2011
Author Interviews

'I Wanted A New Life,' Says Actor, Author Rob Lowe

Well before Rob Lowe made it to Hollywood, he'd gone out of his way to meet Liza Minelli: As a kid in Dayton, Ohio, he'd knocked on her hotel room door, and stayed to share a chat and some chocolates. As he left, Minelli told him, "See you in Hollywood, kid."

And a few years later, he did make it to Hollywood — as one of its breakout stars.

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