Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Deborah Amos, reporting from the Syrian town of Atma near the Turkish border. Atma has been under rebel control for some weeks and activists and the town's residents are beginning to come to grip with local governance issues.
The Chesapeake Bay once supplied most of the nation's oysters, but overharvesting and disease nearly wiped them out. Now, major public-private efforts to re-establish the oyster as a quality local food product appear to be working. And chefs say the results are sweeter than oysters from other waters.
Central banks around the world have created games that explain the sometimes wonky world of international finance and economics. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jason Karaian, of the online magazine Quartz, about this surprisingly crowded genre.
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