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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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5:53pm

Fri May 20, 2011
Songs We Love

Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On': Songs We Love

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Marvin Gaye's masterpiece What's Going On turns 40 on Saturday. Click the link above to hear Gaye biographer David Ritz evaluate the album and its legacy on Weekend Edition Saturday.

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4:25pm

Fri May 20, 2011
Music Interviews

Gip's Place: A Blues Lover's Dream

Owner Henry Gipson (aka Mr. Gip) addresses the crowd at Gip's Place in Bessemer, Ala.
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In a residential neighborhood in Bessemer, Ala. — about 20 miles from Birmingham — sits a blues lover's dream: an honest-to-goodness juke joint. Gip's Place is one of a precious few musical roadhouses still hanging on in this country.

You hear Gip's Place before you ever spot it. Tucked away down a small ravine with no sign out front and some old Christmas lights strung about, you really have to work to find Gip's. The town of Bessemer has tried to help out a bit by putting up orange detour signs, which eventually lead you to the place, and to Mr. Gip.

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11:44am

Fri May 20, 2011
Garden Report

Peonies Set to Bloom

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Peonies up and down the Front Range are getting ready to bloom. And even though they don’t last very long – they are still among KUNC Gardner Tom Throgmorton’s favorite spring time flowers.

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8:00am

Sat May 14, 2011
NPR Story

Daley Dynasty Gives Way To Rahm Emanuel's Chicago

Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in Monday as mayor of Chicago, and the Daley family dynasty in Chicago politics will come to an end for now. Host Scott Simon speaks with Carol Marin, political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, about the Daley legacy and the incoming Emanuel administration.

8:00am

Sat May 14, 2011
NPR Story

Sports: How The Mighty Have Fallen!

The NBA Eastern Conference finals are set and there's one more game to decide the Western finals. But none of the teams are called Lakers, Celtics or Spurs! And in golf, Tiger Woods is limping away from another major tournament. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NBA playoffs and Tiger Woods' latest stumbles.

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