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Snakes, And The Snake Wranglers Who Love Them

The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.

Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes

Needhams are a traditional Maine candy made with chocolate, coconut and an unlikely state staple: potatoes. Maine's official state treat is the whoopie pie, but many still look fondly on the coconutty goodie their grandmothers used to make.

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.