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Summer Travel Tips Of The Frugal Kind

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin gets some money-saving travel tips from Seth Kugel, who writes the Frugal Traveler column in The New York Times.

Mount Everest Climber Warns Of An Overpopulated Mountain

Perhaps no active climber is more closely associated with Mount Everest these days than Conrad Anker, who's also made the preservation of the world's highest mountain one of his priorities. If you've been to Mt. Everest, join our Sunday Conversation and tell us about your experience.

Keep Your I On The Prize

Every answer is a made-up two-word phrase in which the letter I is inserted somewhere inside the first word to get the second word.

Jean Stapleton, Who Played Edith Bunker, Dies

As Edith, Stapleton took on the thorniest of social issues, from race to feminism. She said that humor had a way of reducing intolerance to nothing.

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.

'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.

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.

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.