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Weekends are made for Weekend Edition. The Saturday program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon on Saturday, and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Sundays.

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Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science

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A Brief History Of The Drum Set

Aug 4, 2018

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Hollowed logs, stretched animal skins...

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SIMON: Historian and drummer Daniel Glass says humans have been beating on things since the beginning of time.

A Rearranging World In 'The Third Hotel'

Aug 4, 2018

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And it's time for sports.

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SIMON: The NFL is back - well, preseason anyway - and has some rule changes. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman gets our head in the game. Tom, thanks very much for being with us.

For the past three weeks, students across India's capital have been attending a radical new course: happiness.

The Delhi government introduced "happiness classes" in an effort to shift the country's academic focus from student achievement to emotional well-being. In a country that uses standardized testing to determine student success, offers a limited number of seats in top universities and sets high expectations, educators have been seeing mental health consequences.

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