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6:25 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Syrian-Americans Contribute To Rebels' Cause

Originally published on Sat March 9, 2013 7:19 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

For nearly two years, Syrians living in the United States have watched their home country fall apart. Now in a moment, we'll hear the story of one Syrian-American who's watched the conflict from her home in Michigan, but who hasn't escaped tragedy. First, we bring you an encore broadcast of a report from NPR's Kelly McEvers.

She told us the story of one man who used his vacation time to travel from California back to Syria. His plan: to help the rebels bring down the government.

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Religion
6:25 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Pope News Leaks From Factious Conclave

Originally published on Sat March 9, 2013 7:18 am

Host Scott Simon talks with reporter and author John Thavis about the divisions among cardinals voting at the conclave to select a new pope for the Catholic Church. Thavis is the author of The Vatican Diaries.

Latin America
6:25 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Venezuela Remembers Chavez, Inaugurates His Ally

Originally published on Sat March 9, 2013 7:18 am

Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Juan Forero about Venezuela's mourning period for its late president, Hugo Chavez.

Art & Design
6:25 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Painter Llyn Foulkes Creates On The Fringes Of The Art World

Originally published on Sat March 9, 2013 7:18 am

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Krulwich Wonders...
5:22 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Guy Builds Solar-Powered Death Ray In His Backyard (Yawn)

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Aatish, a guy I follow on Twitter, tosses this stuff off like it's no biggie, but that's because he's a physics grad student. He knows things I don't know. And because I don't know them, what he finds mildly amusing makes me gasp. Really.

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