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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.

'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection
Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Say Anything. A look back at the seminal teen flick reveals a surprisingly deep and romantic story.

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.

Polio Threatens To Spread Through Central Africa
A polio outbreak in Cameroon has spread to Equatorial Guinea and threatens to move throughout Central Africa. Before the outbreak, Equatorial Guinea had been free of polio for nearly 15 years.

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.


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