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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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4:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
The Record

Non-Jamaican Reggae: Who's Making It And Who's Buying It

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 6:41 am

Hawaiian reggae band The Green. From left to right Zion Thompson, JP Kennedy, Caleb Keolanui and Ikaika Antone.
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Reggae music and the island of Jamaica are inseparable, right? Lately, a crop of artists from places like Hawaii, California and Italy are proving that hit reggae can come from anywhere. In the process, they're raising some complex questions about culture and ownership.

There's a new generation of reggae artists with two things in common: They're not from the birthplace of reggae music, and they are enormously successful.

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3:36am

Sat November 12, 2011
Author Interviews

'Mrs. Nixon' Reimagines An Enigmatic First Lady

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 6:41 am

Aside from being the wife of one of the most well-known politicians in recent American history, Pat Nixon is mostly a mystery. Throughout crisis and scandal, she somehow managed to remain a private public figure.

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3:30pm

Fri November 11, 2011
The Record

'Stairway To Heaven' Turns 40: Celebrate With 7 Covers

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 2:25 pm

Heart's Nancy Wilson onstage in 1983, looking very Jimmy Page.
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9:00am

Fri November 11, 2011
Garden Report

Houseplants Add to Décor, Air Quality

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As it turns out – indoor houseplants do much more than just sprucing up a room’s décor. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more.

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8:08am

Sat November 5, 2011
Author Interviews

'Train Of Small Mercies': RFK's Last Journey Imagined

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 9:51 am

Penguin Group USA

In the news business, time is marked by great events: the anniversaries of elections, wars, hit songs and the births and deaths of famous people.

But each of us also has a personal timeline by which we measure our life: the day we start our first job, fulfill a dream or glimpse history passing by, close enough to touch.

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