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Weekend Edition Saturday

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Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery
Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry.

NCAA Beats 'Strategic Retreat' On Food Rules For Student-Athletes
The NCAA is facing scrutiny for how it treats student-athletes. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to columnist New York Times Joe Nocera about changes the organization made this week.

Top Teams Sitting Out Of NBA Playoffs
Some of the NBA's hottest teams missed the cut for this year's playoffs. And to what lengths will Cuban athletes go for a chance to play in the MLB? ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

Avalanche Sweeps 12 Sherpas Off Mt. Everest
Twelve sherpas died in a recent avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Conrad Anker explains that the guides were helping prepare a route for hundreds of climbers expected for the coming summer season.

Syrian Rebel Stronghold On The Verge Of Government Takeover
The Syrian city of Homs has been a rebel stronghold since the anti-government uprising began. But one rebel tells NPR that they're low on ammunition and medical gear.

Putin Tries To Sell Ukraine's Muslims On Russian Rule
Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.

Agreement Could Avert Ukrainian Civil War
World leaders in Geneva agreed to end the occupation of Ukrainian government buildings by pro-Moscow militants. But the militants have said Kiev's government must step down first.

Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing
A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago
Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it.

Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster
A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe.


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