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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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6:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
Television

Two High-Born Hipsters Are 'Almost Royal'

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 9:52 am

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6:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
Around the Nation

Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 9:52 am

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.

10:12am

Sat June 14, 2014
Author Interviews

Author Reveals Imagined Pop Icons' Letters In 'Dear Luke'

Dear Luke, We Need To Talk. Darth is a fictitious compilation of notes and letters by some of popular culture's beloved characters. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with its author, John Moe.

10:12am

Sat June 14, 2014
Around the Nation

Town Shoots For Tacky World Record In Duck Tape Festival

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This weekend, the 11 annual Duct Tape Festival in Avon, Ohio, where Duct Tape - which is a brand of duct, with a T, tape - is manufactured. The festival is held to celebrate and spotlight just about anything you can make with duct tape, and what you can make may surprise you. We're going to go now to Mel Rainey, who is an art teacher at Elyria High School in Avon, Ohio. Thanks for being with us, Mr. Rainey.

MEL RAINEY: No problem - any time.

SIMON: So your students have been building a float for five months?

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9:24am

Sat June 14, 2014
Music News

Jazz Balladeer Influenced Better-Known Singers

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 6:18 am

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Jimmy Scott died this week. The jazz balladeer died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas. He was 88. His ethereal contralto influenced countless singers, men and women. But his career was a series of up, downs and finally, ups, as NPR's Mandalit del Barco explains.

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