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The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.

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DA Will Seek Retrial In Cosby Case

Jun 17, 2017

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Fallout From Cosby Case

Jun 17, 2017

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Reaction To Cosby Case

Jun 17, 2017

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Cosby Jury Deadlocks

Jun 17, 2017

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It all started with vellum.

We were led to believe that Queen Elizabeth's speech opening a new session of the British parliament next week was being delayed because it had to be printed on vellum: a parchment made from the skin of a calf.

And, that ink on vellum takes quite a while to dry. Hence, the delay.

Fascinating! So British!

Well, it turns out, the Queen's speech used to be inked on vellum, but those days are long gone.

Now, it's printed on goatskin parchment. But don't be fooled: there is no actual goatskin in the Queen's goatskin.

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A George Washington Museum, In Alabama

Jun 10, 2017

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A short drive south of Birmingham is a museum that might seem more at home near the nation's capital. It's dedicated to George Washington. Andrew Yeager with member station WBHM joined some visitors there to take in the collection.

If you caught Weekend Edition's live show from Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, you might have heard John Paul White's guitar between stories. The Alabama singer-songwriter, known for his work as one-half of The Civil Wars, released his solo album Beulah in 2016.

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