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A weekend morning news magazine covering hard news, a wide variety of news makers, and cultural stories. On Saturdays, Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news. There are clever, informative exchanges, and fresh reports from a cross-section of NPR correspondents on topics from religion to health to food to politics. Simon's interviews with key artists, authors, performers and personalities are always memorable.

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11:01am

Fri February 10, 2012
Garden Report

For Color, Variety and Flavor, Try Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom varieties including Black Princes, Green Zebras and Riesentrauben
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Thinking about trying something new in the veggie garden this season? If so, KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton suggests trying something old...

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11:30am

Mon February 6, 2012
Garden Report

Supercharge Indoor Seedlings with Light Technology

Tomato seedlings
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Now is the time to start seeds indoors, to have them ready for planting outside this spring.  And KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says boosting natural sunlight with technology can help make seedlings stronger.

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10:18am

Sat February 4, 2012
NPR Story

Massive Moscow Rally Calls For Putin's Exit

In Moscow on Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters braved the sub-zero temperatures to gather in the city center. They were demonstrating against Vladimir Putin's planned return to the presidency next month. Guest host David Greene has more.

10:18am

Sat February 4, 2012
NPR Story

UN Vote On Syria Fails

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 11:05 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene, in for Scott Simon. It's been nearly a year since anti-government protests began in Syria. President Bashar al-Assad has carried out a violent crackdown. We've heard tough statements, warnings from capitals around the world. And today, it appeared the U.N. Security Council was poised to issue a resolution condemning the crackdown.

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7:25am

Sat February 4, 2012
NPR Story

20 Million Years Later, Russians Work To Drill Into Lake

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 11:05 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Imagine a place on earth where there's been no light, no wind for millions of years. Lake Vostok is one such place. The world's third largest lake, in terms of amount of water, has long been hidden, buried beneath two miles of ice until, perhaps, this coming week. Russian researchers are about to break through that ice.

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