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Sat February 26, 2011
National Security

Women In Combat: How You Feel About It

The Pentagon has a policy that bars women from being assigned to units whose primary mission is to engage in direct ground combat. There's a debate going on about whether that policy should change. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's National Security Correspondent Rachel Martin about highlights from and reactions to her series about the challenges facing women serving today.

8:00am

Sat February 26, 2011
Sports

Our Descent Into March Madness

It's madness, I tell you, madness! March Madness is coming, 'Melo Madness is here; get a straightjacket for basketball! Host Scott Simon and NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman discuss Saturday's BYU-San Diego State college basketball game and this week's big trades in the NBA.

8:00am

Sat February 26, 2011
From Our Listeners

Your Letters: Wis. Democrats On The Run

We had a conversation last week with Jon Erpenbach, one of 14 Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate who left the state to be able to duck voting on a bill that would strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. In response, we received many comments from state employees. Host Scott Simon reads listeners' letters about the Wisconsin protests and last week's commentary.

7:54am

Sat February 26, 2011
Music Interviews

Charles Bradley: A James Brown Impersonator Finds His Own Voice

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 10:12 am

A 62-year-old soul singer, Charles Bradley has a story you can hear in his voice. But for most of his life, he wasn't a singer.

Born in 1948, Bradley spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn. One day, his sister invited him to come to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, where she was going to see James Brown. At the time, Bradley didn't know who Brown was, but his sister offered to pay his way.

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7:41am

Sat February 26, 2011
World

If Power Shifts In Libya, Transition Could Be Bumpy

If the popular uprising in Libya succeeds, and protesters drive leader Moammar Gadhafi from power, the transition could be far from smooth.

Gadhafi's political genius has been his skill in creating a state that revolves completely around him while claiming that he has no formal role in government and is simply an adviser to the people.

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