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6:00am

Sat July 23, 2011
Books

At Unbound, Visitors Vote On Who Gets Published

Host Scott Simon speaks to author John Mitchinson about Unbound — a startup that allows authors to pitch book ideas online. Visitors to the site then vote for the ideas they like best. The books that garner the most support get published.

6:00am

Sat July 23, 2011
From Our Listeners

Letters: Soccer, Sea Lions, Gerald Wilson

Host Scott Simon reads listener e-mails and letters about last Saturday's program.

6:00am

Sat July 23, 2011
Politics

Uncertainty Abounds Around Debt Talks

Hill leaders have been invited back to the White House for more talks on raising the debt ceiling and averting default on U.S. obligations.

6:00am

Sat July 23, 2011
Interviews

Sen. Conrad: Short-Term Extension May Be Best Bet

Host Scott Simon talks with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) about the breakdown in federal debt negotiations. This week, the bipartisan "Gang of Six" — to which Conrad belongs — revived hopes of a grand bargain on a budget deal.

6:00am

Sat July 23, 2011
Sports

NFL Owners Await Player Response To Deal

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the latest in the NFL labor talks, a self-assessment effort on behalf of the NCAA and more.

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