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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

Jim Nayder, host of Chicago Public Radio's The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obsession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon remembers his good friend.
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War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Very Bad Year'

NPR's Kelly McEvers found herself crying unpredictably during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts? In a new hourlong radio documentary, she turns the mic on herself to search for an answer.
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Week In Politics: Supreme Court Decisions

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss this week's Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act and the future of the Senate immigration bill.
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In 'Sisterland' Familial Fissures And A Pair Of Psychic Twins

Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland, about pair of adult psychic twins in St. Louis, is more about sibling rivalry than the supernatural. Reviewer Sloane Crosley says Sittenfeld handles the psychic realm with a light and logical touch that keeps the book artfully within the bounds of believability.
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Breaking Into The Business World With 'Woman-Friendly' Model

Entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley founded a software company in 1962. She wanted to approach the tech industry in a new way, opening the field for more women to join in.
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Commentary: Higher Interest Rates On Student Loans Could Have Long-Term Implications

Student loans interest rates will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent in July, if Congress doesn't intervene. Commentator John DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, talks about the long-term effects this will have on our country.

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Evelyn Waugh's 'Scoop': Journalism Is A Duplicitous Business

The fictional tale about war correspondents will make you laugh till the person next to you on the subway thinks you have problems. It is also, according to writer Alexander Nazaryan, an all-too-real parody of the glory days of print journalism.
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My Father, The Pilot

We tend to think we have our parents figured out, but we often don't. Reporter Monique Parsons knew her dad as a mild-mannered avocado farmer who rarely strayed from home. On this Father's Day, Parsons tells the story of how she discovered that her father was actually a fearless pilot.
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Did ATMs Represent The Dawn of the Digital Era?

Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon remembers the controversy when the first Automatic Teller Machines started popping up in the 1970s. Today there's an electronic transaction, and record of just about everything we say, read, purchase or do.

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