10:30am

Sat February 23, 2013
BULLSEYE SUNDAY 2/24/13 @ 4PM

Boots Riley & Roman Mars on Bullseye

Tune in to this week's Bullseye to hear Jesse Thorn in conversation with two moldbreaking Bay Area creators: Boots Riley, MC of The Coup, and KALW's own Roman Mars, the force behind 99% Invisible Sunday at 4pm.

San Francisco Chronicle pop culture columnist Peter Hartlaub was also on hand when this show was recorded at SF Sketchfest -- here's what he had to say about the experience on his blog The Big Event:

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9:24am

Sat February 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 3:34 am

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively newfound support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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8:17am

Sat February 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Syrian Opposition Group Boycotts International Meetings

Government forces patrol a district under their control in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday.
AFP/Getty Images

Syria's main opposition group is declining invitations to international meetings to protest what it calls the "shameful" failure by world leaders to end violence there.

"The international silence on the crimes committed every day against our people amounts to participating in two years of killings," the Syrian National Coalition said in a statement released Friday and reported on by Agence France-Presse and other news organizations.

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6:35am

Sat February 23, 2013
It's All Politics

Liberal Watchdog Group: 'Fix The Debt' Movement More Astroturf Than Grassroots

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 12:03 pm

The liberal watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy says Fix the Debt — a key unit in philanthropist Pete Peterson's corps of organizations to battle the national debt — is a pro-business effort masquerading as a grassroots movement.

In a conference call with reporters Friday, CMD director Lisa Graves called Fix the Debt "an Astroturf supergroup that is exceedingly well funded." The term "Astroturf" refers to groups that appear to be citizen-organized but actually have their roots at consultants' offices inside the Capital Beltway.

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6:03am

Sat February 23, 2013
Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Blanco And Bazelon

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 8:36 am

Richard Blanco reads his poem "One Today" during President Obama's second inaugural, on Jan. 21.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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4:03am

Sat February 23, 2013
Around the Nation

Statement Over 'Three-Fifths' Creates Full Controversy

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 8:55 am

Transcript

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4:03am

Sat February 23, 2013
Sports

Week In Sports: The NFL Begins Hunt For New Talent

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 8:55 am

Transcript

DON GONYEA, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Don Gonyea. Time now for sports.

It is officially springtime in the world of sports. Baseball is back. And the NFL Combine has commenced, plus the justice department makes a big move in the case against disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong. NPR Sports correspondent, Tom Goldman, joins me now. Good morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi Don, how are you?

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4:03am

Sat February 23, 2013
Africa

Pistorius Case Puts South African Courts In Spotlight

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 8:55 am

Transcript

DON GONYEA, HOST:

Now, to a case that has gripped not only South Africa but much of the world: Olympian and double-amputee Oscar Pistorius posted bail on Friday, at a cost of one million rand, or roughly 112,000 U.S. dollars. The trial will begin June 4th. Pistorius is facing charges of murdering his girlfriend nearly two weeks ago on Valentines Day.

David Smith has been covering the Pistorius case for the Guardian newspaper and he joins us via satellite from his home in Pretoria, South Africa. Thanks for joining us, David.

DAVID SMITH: Thank you.

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4:03am

Sat February 23, 2013
History

Civil Rights Exhibit Highlights Successes, Work Left To Be Done

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 8:55 am

An undated photo from the exhibit shows Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials leading demonstrators in a march "against fear and injustice" in Decatur, Ga.
SCLC records, MARBL, Emory University

A new exhibit on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta is bringing civil rights leaders together.

Curators have worked for more than three years to catalog roughly 1,000 boxes of historic documents that tell the story of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an early civil rights group first presided over by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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2:32am

Sat February 23, 2013
Music Interviews

The Man In Black Goes To The County Fair

Originally published on Sat February 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Gonyea's copy of Johnny Cash's Rockabilly Blues, signed by the man himself.
NPR

I started out in radio more than 30 years ago. My first job right out of college was as a country-western DJ at WVMO, my hometown radio station in Monroe, Mich.

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