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Restoration Done, Iconic Reflecting Pool Reopens

The Relfecting Pool on the National Mall reopens August 31, after a two-year renovation. Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer visits the site and talks with Bob Vogel, superintendent of the National Mall, and Dennis Quinn, the project's lead engineer.

Clean And Green In Fort Wayne, Ind.

Stephen J. Bailey is a strong voice for the revitalization of this city's downtown.

RNC Shuts Down Monday's Events Due To Storm

The Republican National Convention in Tampa has canceled almost all events for Monday night, citing Tropical Storm Isaac. Convention organizers made that announcement saying safety is their primary concern. NPR's Jeff Brady joins guest host Laura Sullivan.

Voting As A 'Responsibility': How Hard Should It Be?

Pennsylvania is one of more than 30 states that have placed new restrictions on how people vote. At 63, Philadelphia resident Ana Gonzalez has never needed a photo ID, until now. But supporters of the new laws say they're necessary to prevent fraud and that voting is worth some extra effort.

Neil Armstrong: An 'Exemplary Life'

James Fallows of The Atlantic met Neil Armstrong at a gathering of some of America's greatest aviators and astronauts, and even in that crowd, Armstrong stood out. Saturday, the astronaut's family announced he had died at the age of 82. Guest host Laura Sullivan speaks with Fallows about Armstrong's legacy.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dies

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is dead at the age of 82. He was the first of just 12 Americans to step on the moon from 1969 to 1972. Guest host Laura Sullivan speaks with science journalist Andrew Chaikin, who knew Armstrong and wrote about his contributions to the space program.

Tampa Gears Up For RNC And A Possible Storm

NPR's Greg Allen reports on dual preparations in Tampa, Fla., for next week's Republican National Convention and the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Replanting Trees In New Orleans, La.

Hike For KaTREEna is dedicated to reforesting the city and have helped to plant 13,400 trees since 2006.

Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. His words about "one giant leap for mankind" became the stuff of history and were sealed forever in the memory of those who were lucky enough to hear them. The moonwalk was the climax of the U.S.-Soviet space race. He was 82.