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Not My Job: Brooke Shields Gets Quizzed On Calvins

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:53am

The actress was famous for her Calvin Klein ads, so we ask her three questions about Calvins besides Klein. Originally broadcast July 13, 2012.

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Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 9:46am

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

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Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced In Egypt To 3 Years In Prison

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 8:54am

The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network's acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and "defies logic and common sense."

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Fresh Air Weekend: Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'; 'Blackout' Drunkenness

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 8:03am

Lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel talks about how her dad's closeted homosexuality affected her. Sarah Hepola examines how alcohol fit in with — and distorted — her idea of being an empowered woman.

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Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down At Gas Station

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:41am

A man walked up behind Darren Goforth as he was gassing up his patrol car and fired several shots into the deputy. A manhunt has been launched for the killer.

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As Heroin Addiction Grows, Maine Focuses On Drug Enforcement

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

A cap on the number of opiate addiction patients that doctors can treat means many who want to take Suboxone can't get access to it. In Maine, the governor has reduced funding for the treatment.

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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Randy Adams Still Counts His Blessings

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

To mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, NPR's Scott Simon checks back in with New Orleans resident Randy Adams who he first spoke with right after the hurricane hit.

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U.S. Open Starts Monday, Basketball Says Goodbye To Darryl Dawkins

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the U.S. Open, the legendary Darryl Dawkins, and, yes, a little baseball.

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Egypt Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3-Year Prison Terms

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

Three Al Jazeera English journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced to up to 3 years and 6 months in prison in a controversial case that's dragged on for nearly 2 years.

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Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

As the Chinese stock market dramatically tumbled, the country's state-run news media remained largely silent on the turmoil.

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Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.

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Tragic Stories Throw A Harsh Light On Europe's Migration Crisis

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

A truck filled with bodies in Austria highlighted the perils of the epic refugee flow into Europe. Hungarian journalist Istvan Szekeres tells NPR's Scott Simon about their journey.

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What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire's Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

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Prep School Rape Trial Puts Spotlight On High School Assaults

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

A male prep school graduate in New Hampshire has been acquitted of felony rape of a freshman girl, but convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault of a minor.

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Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.

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Months After Deadly Quake, Climbers Again May Go Up Mt. Everest

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:05am

Mt. Everest has reopened to climbers for the first time since the April earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Outside Magazine editor Grayson Schaffer.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:04am

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.

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Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 7:04am

More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them.

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50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:28am

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.

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Alison Parker And Adam Ward: Good Journalists Gone Too Soon

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 6:27am

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed while reporting on live television. The two journalists loved their jobs, and the viewers of WDBJ-TV in Roanake, Virginia loved them back.

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