4:12pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Remembrances

Neil Armstrong: An 'Exemplary Life'

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 7:16 pm

Transcript

LAURA SULLIVAN, HOST:

James Fallows of The Atlantic joins us as he does most Saturdays. Jim, let me get your thoughts on the passing of Neil Armstrong.

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4:12pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Remembrances

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dies

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 7:16 pm

Transcript

LAURA SULLIVAN, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Laura Sullivan, in for Guy Raz.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

NEIL ARMSTRONG: That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

SULLIVAN: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. He died today at the age of 82 after complications from a heart procedure. He was the first of just 12 Americans to step on the moon from 1969 to 1972.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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4:03pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Participation Nation

Replanting Trees In New Orleans, La.

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 10:18 am

City Park in New Orleans.
iStockphoto.com

More than 100,000 trees — including many beautiful live oaks and magnolias — were lost when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.

In response, Hike For KaTREEna — a nonprofit group dedicated to reforesting the Crescent City — was created.

Since 2006, more than 10,000 volunteers have helped to plant 13,400 trees — including oaks, cypress, red maples, crepe myrtles, magnolias, redbuds, Savannah hollies and citrus trees such as navel orange, satsuma, lemon, lime and grapefruit.

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2:51pm

Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 4:28 pm

Armstrong in the lunar module after the historic moonwalk.
AP NASA

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.

Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:

Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. NASA published it here. They say, "Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."

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12:48pm

Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

In Killing New York Gunman, Police Also Shot Bystanders

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 8:42 pm

Police investigate a shooting at the Empire State Building in New York on Friday.
Louis Lanzano AP

The shooting outside the Empire State Building on Friday took a new turn Saturday: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says all nine bystanders wounded in the deadly incident were "struck either by fragments or bullets fired by the police."

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12:03pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Participation Nation

Art Of Mentoring In Minneapolis

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 10:33 am

Preparing a wall for a mural.
Courtesy of MPTA

Cross the Mississippi River on Saint Paul's Marshall Avenue and it morphs into Minneapolis' Lake Street — a colorful kaleidoscope of cultures.

As Lake Street's collection of murals grows, so does its sense of safety, beauty and community — thanks to groups of artist-activists.

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11:03am

Sat August 25, 2012
Music Interviews

Chilly Gonzales: Pianist, Rapper, Provocateur

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 7:16 pm

Chilly Gonzales' latest album is Solo Piano II.
Alexandre Isard

8:13am

Sat August 25, 2012
The Salt

On A Quest To Roll Out The Bourbon Barrel And Fill It With Hot Sauce

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:39 am

Used bourbon barrels like these at the Goose Island Brewery in Chicago are finding new life by bringing distinctive flavor to beer, cocktails and hot sauce.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Washington, D.C. blogger Sam Hiersteiner is a hot sauce fan turned maker. He's already harvested two pounds of chiles — serranos, jalapenos, and habaneros — from his 30-plant pepper garden this month, and he's ready to mash them into hot sauce as soon as more ripen. Last year, he mashed fifty pounds total.While he loved the results, he thought it would be even better with a whisper of the flavor imparted by a barrel used for aging bourbon.

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6:03am

Sat August 25, 2012
Participation Nation

Handlebar Help In Rochester, N.Y.

Dan Lill of R Community Bikes.
Courtesy of RCB

R Community Bikes is a grassroots organization in Rochester that repairs and gives away bikes to people in need.

The vision and tireless work of Dan Lill has helped this group grow from a seasonal bike clinic in a soup kitchen parking lot — with two would-be bike mechanics — to a full fledged nonprofit with 50-60 active volunteer bike mechanics and a 6,000 square foot shop-and-warehouse that provides free repairs to the entire population.

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Tanner spent the first 10 years of his career in print as a travel and features writer for Southern Living magazine in Birmingham, Alabama.

He then transitioned into multimedia reporting, using sound, video, and photography to tell his stories.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Tanner is a world traveler, folk art collector, foodie, and he always tries the local beer on tap.

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