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Host, Weekend Edition Saturday — NPR

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Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday — Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Grey while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Grey will be laid to rest on Monday.

Pick The Perfect Profanity To Season Your Message — A word now about profanity. I'm in favor. Not on this show, or around children and grandparents. But I think an occasional profanity can remind us of the power of words to convey intense emotion.

What to Say to Grieving Person — can't. We might suffer exactly the same loss as someone else (of a parent, a spouse or, most appallingly, a child). But no one can know exactly how someone else feels. The relationship you had with your father who died isn't the same as anyone else's relationship with their father who has just passed.

Scott Simon, Author Of 'Unforgettable' : NPR — In July 2013, some 1.2 million Twitter users followed a remarkable series of tweets from NPR's Scott Simon. He was sending updates from the hospital room where his mother was living the last days of her life. I am getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU.

Tweeting Mom's Goodbye - — My mother finally closed her eyes amid the grim bleats of the intensive care unit for a little sleep. I slipped my hand from hers and sat back. I picked up my phone to call my wife but saw it was 3 in the morning. I looked at emails, but didn't really read them.

At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III — Richard III was buried this week, two years after his abandoned bones were certified to be under a modern-day car park, and 530 years after he was the last English king to die in battle on English soil.

Might A Brush With Death Set The Stage For Greatness? — A name from the small print of history died this week. Izola Ware Curry was 98, and died in a nursing home in Queens. In September 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King was signing books in a Harlem department store when Izola Curry stabbed him with a letter opener.
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Apr 26, 2015

@jill417 Alas Jill there is no podcast of @NPRWeekend But you can hear our show online all week!

Apr 26, 2015

Family talk over dinner on mortality, capriciousness of life. 8yr old says nothing should happen until she gets an iPad.

Apr 26, 2015

@batpoet @KPBS Nooo, Louise. Dedication of new studios in mid-to-late 90's.

Apr 26, 2015

-and 3) Amy Hoggart at their home. She is now an accomplished comic actress. Was then, too:

Apr 26, 2015

Some discoveries from (pre iPhone) photos: 1) w/ great Fred Rogers, opening of @KPBS studios:

Apr 26, 2015

To those who ask: favorite chuck wagon dish: hominy & green chiles. Yeow! @Kent_Rollins @CBSSunday

Apr 26, 2015

New favorite quote: "Every day above the grass is a blessing." @Kent_Rollins a man who has made an art of life.

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