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Sat July 9, 2011
Politics

Tea Party's Voice Booms Over Debt Talks

Fighting deficits is a core belief of the Tea Party, which emerged as a significant force in the 2010 midterm elections, especially in the Republican Party. Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times reporter Kate Zernike about the Tea Party's influence on the deficit and debt ceiling talks, as well as the resulting impact on the GOP.

8:00am

Sat July 9, 2011
Sports

The Minor League With Major Attendance

The minor league Dayton Dragons tied the Portland Trail Blazers' record of 814 consecutive sellouts last Saturday. They will break the record Saturday, when they open a series against South Bend. Jerry Kenny of member station WYSO reports.

8:00am

Sat July 9, 2011
From Our Listeners

Your Letters: MSNBC's Mark Halperin; A Return To NOLA

We begin with reaction to host Scott Simon's essay last week about Mark Halperin's profane reference to President Obama. Also last week, we heard we heard from Gwen Thompkins about her return home to New Orleans and the reassurance she felt hearing the croaks of dozens of frogs who had also returned. Host Scott Simon reads listener comments about these stories and more.

8:00am

Sat July 9, 2011
Theater

Elaine Paige's Musical Life, Lived On Stage

Elaine Paige is known as the "First Lady of Musical Theater" and recently celebrated 40 years on the stage. For more than six years, she has also been hosting a radio show on BBC Radio 2, on which she interviews people from the theater world. Host Scott Simon speaks with Paige about her radio show and her favorite musical roles.

8:00am

Sat July 9, 2011
Space

A Taste Of Space Life: Urine Recycling

There is an experiment aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis: an osmotic bag to turn urine into something drinkable. Host Scott Simon has more.

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