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Weekend Edition Saturday for April 28, 2012

Apr 28, 2012 — In a time when most people never got to venture much further than the place in which they were born, Gerardus Mercator's maps gave us not only a truer view of our world, but the means to go out and explore it.
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Apr 28, 2012 — Actress Michelle Yeoh portrays Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in the new biopic The Lady. Before she played a symbol of nonviolence, Yeoh began her film career as a fighter in martial arts pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Yeoh about the film and her career.
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Apr 28, 2012 — What makes a successful salesperson? Philip Delves Broughton traveled around the world to explore the artful techniques behind selling. His new book, The Art Of The Sale, describes how sales not only drive the economy but also deeply influence human interaction.
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Apr 28, 2012 — The former Liberian president was convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone this week. More than 50,000 people were killed during the 11-year conflict, and in Sierra Leone, the verdict was celebrated. But in Liberia's capital, many believe he has been used as a scapegoat for another country's war.
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Apr 27, 2012 — A Pittsburgh food writer offers a lesson in making pesto out of stinging nettles and garlic mustard — springtime greens often considered weeds.
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