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How To Speak Teen

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Canadian linguist James Harbeck about his collection and phonetic translation of annoying teenage sounds.
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'Nine Years' In A Baltimore Funeral Home

A summer job in a Baltimore funeral home turned into a nine-year career and lifelong passion for Sheri Booker. Her coming-of-age memoir recalls tears and trade secrets of the mortuary business.
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Not My Job: Deepak Chopra Plays 'Yes, We Cannes'

The Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Sunday, so we've invited Chopra to answer three questions about the Marche du Film, where new, not-necessarily-great films get bought and sold.
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Desis Dominate The National Spelling Bee

When Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee last night, he became the sixth consecutive Indian-American winner and the 11th in the last 15 years.
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Bubble Burst? The Hirshhorn At A Crossroads

The "Hirshhorn Bubble" was supposed to transform an iconic building along the National Mall. But the project is now in jeopardy.

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Should Journalists Attend Holder's Off-The-Record Meeting?

Some news organizations are saying 'thanks, but no thanks' to an off-the-record meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He offered to discuss guidelines involving the Justice Department's investigation of security leaks to the press. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys.
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'Ten Black Men' Author Inspired By Music By Black Women

Author Andrea Davis Pinkney won this year's Coretta Scott-King award for her children's book, 'Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.' It's all about digging deeper into the lives of some of America's most important figures. For Tell Me More's occasional 'In Your Ear' series, she shares the songs that inspire her.
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Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener mailbox for backtalk. This week, they talk about a controversy surrounding the possible sale of fine art in Detroit to settle the city's debts.
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Rita Wilson Says Fifty Is Fabulous

Some people say your 20s and 30s are the prime of your life. But actress and producer Rita Wilson says 50 is a great age. She's the editor-at-large of the Huff/Post50 website. She joins host Michel Martin to talk about how she's been able to follow her dreams after 50, and help others do the same.

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