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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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St. Louis Alderman: People Want To See More Then Resignations

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.

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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

In Shrinks, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman looks at the development of what he himself calls the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties.

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.

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From Bored To Blown Away: Feline Reactions To 'Music For Cats'

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

David Teie talked with us last week about his cat-friendly music. This week, we share how some of Weekend Edition's feline listeners reacted to Teie's tunes.

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Ooze, Fog And Climate Change Threaten Mummies

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

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Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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Egyptians Diffuse ISIS's Power With Punchlines

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with video parodies of the militant group's gruesome propaganda.

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Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:31am

The venturesome duo plays visionary Beethoven, heartbreaking Janáček and a piece by Philip Glass that unfolds like a lullaby.

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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:30am

70 years ago, Anne Frank died in a concentration camp. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the diarist, and two teenagers, Afghan refugee Asiieh Panahi and Chicagoan Sydney Falls, read from her writing.

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Off The Menu: Realness Is A Matter Of Taste

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:29am

A new documentary about the spread of Asian-American cuisine got us wondering about how we remix pieces of culture — and how we police them for authenticity.

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:27am

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 4:27am

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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