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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:30am

Our panelists tell three stories about a creative way to fight a hipster invasion.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:30am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: That Lovin' Feeling.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:30am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Breastaurant Biker Brawl, H2 Oh No!. The Late Great Late Night.

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Not My Job: Singer Clay Aiken Gets Quizzed On Claymation

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:30am

We've invited Aiken, the founder of Clay Nation, to answer three questions about the animation technique that gave us Gumby and Davey and Goliath.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron Interviews Terry Gross, Letterman's Producer

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:03am

WTF host Marc Maron asks the Fresh Air host about her childhood, her start in radio and her record-strewn apartment; Rob Burnett recounts the silly and somber moments of his tenure with the Late Show.

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Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:56am

The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

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Dozens Dead In Mexican Shootout Between Gangs, Police

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:44am

At least 43 people were killed in what is being described as the worst gun battle with drug gangs in recent memory.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:10am

Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

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ABBA's Essential, Influential Melancholy

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:03am

A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:54am

Yet another English monarch might be buried underneath an English parking lot. Scott Simon has more.

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NBA, NHL Finals Loom: The Week In Sports

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:54am

The end is nigh! Howard Bryant tells Scott Simon which the matchups to look forward to in the Stanley Cup and NBA finals.

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Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:03am

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:03am

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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The Fireworks Of 'Illusionarium' Never Quite Feel Real

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:03am

Heather Dixon's novel is a rough roller-coaster of magic and conspiracy, centered on a boy battling a deadly plague. Reviewer Tasha Robinson says it seems more like a movie treatment than a book.

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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:45am

Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

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Irish Anti-Gay-Marriage Leader Tweets Election Concession

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:52am

In a gesture that indicates the Irish ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage has succeeded, the head of the organization that ran the No campaign tweeted his congratulations to the Yes side.

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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:30am

Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

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Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:35am

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Jamie Cullum Wants You To Hear These Jazz Tunes

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 1:03am

The best-selling pianist also hosts a jazz show on BBC Radio 2. He joins NPR's Scott Simon to share new music from three European artists who merge classic sounds with electronic elements.

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Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:15am

The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.

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