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LISTEN: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is expected to announce its latest group of inductees this coming week. As usual, many legends will be snubbed.

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'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.

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Adapting 'Inherent Vice' Made Director Feel Like A Student Again

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

Paul Thomas Anderson is the first to make a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon into a film. He says he studied the book, about a stoner detective, intensely and treated it as his Bible.

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Ruben Vives, From Undocumented Life To The Pulitzer Prize

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:17pm

The reporter does not take his position at The Los Angeles Times lightly. He says he pushes himself every day, "for the sake of these people who took a chance on me."

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Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:38pm

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.

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Black Fraternities And Sororities Split On Protest Policy

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:18pm

Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.

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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 2:43pm

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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Avant-Garde Afterlife: Space Shortage Inspires New Burial Ideas

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 2:10pm

Urban areas present a problem: how can the dead be interred both respectfully and efficiently? Proposed solutions include vending machine-like vaults, inverted skyscraper cemeteries and glowing pods.

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Senate Struggles To Pass Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:46pm

Senators meet in a rare Saturday session in hopes of resolving last-minute differences over the "cromnibus" measure before a midnight deadline.

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Dispatches From D.C.'s 'March For Justice'

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:06am

Demonstrators gather in the nation's capital to protest the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of white police officers. Here's a look at reports from social media.

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Protesters Rally In 'Justice For All' March Through D.C.

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:39am

Thousands are expected to attend the march sparked by anger over the fatal police shootings of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice and the choking death of Eric Garner.

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Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:37am

One of the many policy riders tucked inside the trillion-dollar spending bill reverses a rule that long-haul truckers take two nights off for every 70 hours they drive. Safety groups are angry.

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Prediction

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

Our panelists predict what United States souvenir William and Kate will take back to the Queen in England.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Viking Cruise Lines; Peregrine Air; Whisker Wonderland.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

More questions for the panel: Nibbled Alive; MP vs. M&Ms; Rat Couture.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

Our panelists tell three stories about a surprising new way to meet someone face to face, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Steamed Lawyer With Sour Beef; Nutrageous.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: All Aboard the Cromnibus; King James Meets The Future King; VirUS Weekly.

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Not My Job: Actor Patrick Stewart Gets Quizzed On G.I. Joe

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:34am

We've invited Stewart to play a game called "G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe, fighting man from head to toe!" Three questions about G.I. Joe, the Hasbro company action figure first introduced 50 years ago.

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