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Sat November 12, 2011
Commentary

American Bluegrass, Imported By A Czech Band

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 8:41 am

The Czech band Druha Trava will perform in Wichita, Kan., Saturday night. The band is on its U.S. tour.
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NPR's Don Gonyea normally reports on politics, but he finds other stories along the way, like this one about a touring bluegrass band from the Czech Republic.

The first time I heard Druha Trava play was April 2009. I was covering President Obama's trip to the Europe. There was a big outdoor speech in Prague, and the band was playing Czech versions of Bob Dylan songs.

I did a short radio postcard story back then, figuring it was the kind of experience that every music fan knows: You stumble upon a great band somewhere and never see them again.

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8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Politics

Next String Of GOP Debates Feature Foreign Policy

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 8:41 am

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8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Politics

Celebrity Lawyer Takes Spotlight In Cain Case

It seems like hardly a month goes by without seeing celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred on television. This week, Allred was in the news again, representing one of presidential candidate Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Her bold use of media to call attention to her clients' causes has earned the respect of some, but the irritation of others. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has a profile.

8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Sports

Crime And Scandal Tops Sports Headlines

On Saturday's docket in sports: the Penn State scandal, college basketball and the kidnapping and rescue of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.

8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Research News

Polka-Dotted Horses? Cave Art May Not Be Fantasy

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8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Sports

Penn State Faces First Game Without 'JoePa'

After a week of child sex abuse charges that resulted in the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, Penn State University plays its final home game of the season on Saturday. Students are holding a vigil and fundraising events ahead of the game against Nebraska. NPR's Jeff Brady has the latest in the wake of the scandal.

8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Art & Design

Wal-Mart Heiress' Show Puts A High Price On Art

Alice Walton's long-awaited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens Saturday in Arkansas, and the art market is already feeling the impact of the Wal-Mart heiress and the money she's throwing at acquisitions. Not everyone is happy about it. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Europe

Spain Poised For Change As Elections Near

Change is in the wind across southern Europe. The governments of Greece and Italy are collapsing under a mountain of debt and Spain, too, is on shaky financial ground. Spaniards go to the polls on Nov. 20 and are expected to turn the ruling Socialist Party out of power. Yet, as Lauren Frayer reports, people there are also uneasy about the alternatives.

8:00am

Sat November 12, 2011
Business

Wanted: Temporary Holiday Workers

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 8:41 am

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Across the country, retailers are accepting applications for temporary positions this holiday season. Seasonal hiring might offer a bit of a break for people looking for work. Scott Detrow of member station WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has more.

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: 18-year-old Tyler Albinus is walking from store to store in a Lancaster, Pennsylvania outlet mall, looking for a job. He's been searching for more than a month now and has lost track of how many applications he's filled out.

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Sat November 12, 2011
Europe

Debt Weighs On European Politics

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