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8:45am

Sat June 4, 2011
Simon Says

Thomas Jefferson And The Cha Cha Slide

There's a meet-up planned at the Jefferson Memorial today. People are invited to bring their own music, listen to it on earbuds, and dance.

I'm not sure the meet-up began as a protest. It's become one now.

In May, an appeals court ruled that the U-S Park Police were right to arrest a woman named Mary Brooke Oberwetter for going to the Jefferson Memorial with a group of friends shortly before midnight on April 12, 2008, and silently dancing to salute Thomas Jefferson's 265th birthday.

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8:00am

Sat June 4, 2011
NPR Story

Jobs Numbers Dampen Obama's Ohio Visit

President Obama traveled to Ohio Friday to visit an auto plant. He was there to celebrate the success of the federal bailout and restructuring of the nation's auto industry. But his appearance coincided with a disappointing jobs report that showed unemployment has climbed to 9.1 percent. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

8:00am

Sat June 4, 2011
Politics

Debt Ceiling Deal Seems High Out Of Reach

Obama invited House Republicans to the White House this week to discuss their differences over the borrowing limit and the nation's $14.3 trillion debt. Afterward, House Speaker John Boehner said there can be no deal unless the White House agrees to substantial spending cuts. Host Scott Simon reports how the debate over the nation's debt crisis is at a standstill.

8:00am

Sat June 4, 2011
Business

Hyundai's Rivals Better Prepare For A Bumpy Ride

The big winner in the auto industry in the last few months has been the Korean automaker Hyundai. Last month while car sales stalled, Hyundai had its biggest month ever. Analysts point to Hyundai's success as a sign of the increasingly competitive nature of the U.S. car market. Long gone are the days of the Big Three; now it's more like the Big Thirteen. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports on Hyundai and the fractured American car market.

8:00am

Sat June 4, 2011
Politics

A View Of Debt Ceiling From The House's Right Side

Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan attended the meeting between President Obama and House Republicans at the White House this week. Host Scott Simon speaks to Huizenga about the GOP's perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations.

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