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2:08pm

Fri March 25, 2011
Garden Report

Low Moisture Means its Time to Start Watering!

In Ft. Collins, we finished last year almost an inch below our normal, average precipitation.  In the first few months of this year we’re more than one half inch below normal.  Then we throw in a little wind.  That adds up to a very dry fall and winter.

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12:53pm

Sat March 19, 2011
Remembrances

Warren Christopher Dies At Age 85

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SIMON: Warren Christopher was a famously meticulous man. When he stepped down as President Clintons secretary of State, the president referred to him as the only man ever to eat M&Ms on Air Force One with a fork.

Warren Christopher died last night at the age 85, at home in Los Angeles. He was the son of a North Dakota bank clerk who became a blue chip, L.A. lawyer in splendid suits, and a famously self-effacing diplomat.

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8:00am

Sat March 19, 2011
Digital Life

Separation Anxiety? Taking Cell Phones From Teens

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SCOTT SIMON, host:

Teenagers have become as devoted to cell phones as they can be to gum snapping or Lady Gaga. They text, talk and leap at the bleeble of any possible message from a friend, a parent - or Miley Cyrus. So we were intrigued to learn about a high school senior named Michelle Hackman, who won second place in a national science competition. She conducted a study to see what happens when a teenager is deprived of his or her phone.

She joins us on a phone from John L. Miller Great Neck North High School on Long Island.

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8:00am

Sat March 19, 2011
Movies

Ben Kingsley On Portraying Holocaust History

Sir Ben Kingsley has played a range of Holocaust-related roles, including Simon Wiesenthal in Murderers Among Us, Itzhak Stern in Schindler's List, and Otto Frank in Anne Frank: The Whole Story. Kingsley joined NPR's Scott Simon for a discussion in front of an audience at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

8:00am

Sat March 19, 2011
Sports

March Madness Indeed: Early NCAA Upsets

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SCOTT SIMON, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon.

Time for sports. It's March and, as usual, upset Madness in the early rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Underdogs: Virginia Commonwealth, Morehead State and Richmond might be sizing their feet for glass slippers to wear to the big dance, after beating some heavily-favored teams this week.

NPR's Mike Pesca joins us in our studio. Good to be with you personally, right across from each other.

MIKE PESCA: Good to be with you.

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