6:20am

Sat April 7, 2012
Sports

Pregame Speech Reignites NFL Bounty Scandal

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This is Weekend Edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

The bounty scandal of the National Football League got even worse this week. A documentary filmmaker released audio of New Orleans Saint's former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams giving a locker room speech to his players before a game against the San Francisco 49ers and commanding them to inflict specific disabling injuries on their opponents, including running back Frank Gore.

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6:20am

Sat April 7, 2012
Middle East

U.N. Team Arrives In Syria Amid Heightened Violence

Originally published on Sat April 7, 2012 11:16 am

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12:59am

Sat April 7, 2012
Social Entrepreneurs: Taking On World Problems

Company Ties Shoes And Ethics Together

Originally published on Sat April 7, 2012 11:16 am

Gideon Shoes co-founder Matt Noffs with youth from The Street University, the nonprofit youth center that launched the fair trade company.
John Burnett NPR

You don't go through corporate communications to meet the executive steering committee at Gideon Shoes.

Instead, you walk through a basketball court with graffiti-covered walls and into a sound studio. There, Gideon employees are warming up their talking points: rap lyrics.

"There's no excuses in this life, so I'm fighting on. ... The flame inside my heart is more like a firestorm," they rap.

The team is made up of Suhkdeep Bhogal from India, Thane Poloai from Samoa and Allan from New Zealand, who doesn't want to give his last name.

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12:20am

Sat April 7, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Easter Celebration & Songs of Easter

Airs Sunday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m.  Join the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Celebration with “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise,” “Our Savior’s Love,” “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee;” and “Since By Man Came Death” from Messiah.  On Songs of Easter we'll hear “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today;” “This Is the Christ,” “Rejoice, the Lord is King;” and “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt.

5:35pm

Fri April 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Partisan Fight For Female Vote Uses Monthly Jobs Report As Weapon

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 6:18 pm

Job seekers in Boston in February, 2012.
Elise Amendola AP

With the possibility that women voters might prove decisive in November's presidential election, each major party is obviously looking for opportunities to argue why its policies are better for women and the opposition's worse. The latest came Friday with the release of the March jobless figures.

The report was a surprise on the downside because the economy added far fewer jobs for the month — 121,000 — than economists had forecast even as the jobless rate declined a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2 percent.

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5:31pm

Fri April 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Bill Gates: Making Teacher Evaluations Public 'Not Conducive To Openness'

Bill Gates addresses an energy innovation summit in Maryland in February. The Microsoft chairman told NPR in an interview for Weekend Edition that teachers should be evaluated, but that the reviews should not be made public.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Bill Gates is of course better known as the co-founder of Microsoft. But his foundation, The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, which contributes to NPR, is known for pouring millions into education reform.

Gates made a splash back in February when he came out against making Teacher Data Reports — or evaluations — public in New York City. Los Angeles Public Schools released similar data.

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5:19pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Media

News Corp. Coverage: A Climate Change Case Study

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 6:27 pm

News Limited is the Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.
Tim Winborne Reuters /Landov

Part 4 of four

Some weeks ago, I paid a visit to an eggshell-blue house in Newtown, a neighborhood on the west side of Sydney, to Wendy Bacon and her husband, Chris Nash.

As we sat on the porch of their book-lined home, they pointed with pride to the Australasian trees and blooms defining their interior courtyard.

And then Bacon delved into her own harvest: the results of a case study about how the country's newspapers handled a pressing and contentious issue.

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4:46pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Election 2012

In General Election Ads, It's Game On Over Gas Prices

In a campaign video, the Mitt Romney campaign accuses President Obama of "spending millions to sling mud — or oil — at Mitt Romney."
MittRomney.com

4:21pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

FDA's Stance On Online Pharmacies May Go Too Far, Study Says

Each year, millions of Americans don't fill their prescriptions because they can't afford to.
Maya Kovacheva Photography iStockphoto.com

The Food and Drug Administration has warned people about the many dangers of buying medications from foreign pharmacies over the Internet. While some sites might offer high-quality medicines, there are plenty that sell bogus and potentially dangerous products.

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