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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

Bill reads three news-related limericks...Downward Mad Dog, Reefer Sleeper, Game of Drones

Panel Round Two

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

More questions for the panel...The Quiet Man, High Tech Wreck

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

Our panelists tell three stories about a new literary controversy, only one of which it true.

Panel Round One

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news....Half Off.

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news... Release the Romney; Homecoming Party; Café Italiano

Not My Job: N.J. Sen. Cory Booker Gets Quizzed On Old Jerseys

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:49am

We ask the former mayor of Newark three questions about old sports jerseys.

#NPRreads: 3 Stories To March Right On Into This Weekend

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:27am

A history of transphobia in Hollywood, an eye-opening look at the way the Dead Sea is dying, and an examination of evictions in America's poor communities.

Students Across U.S. Take New SAT A) Saturday B) Sunday C) None Of The Above

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:19am

The correct answer is A — but under the redesigned entrance exam, there's no penalty for guessing, so no worries if you got it wrong. You can try your hand at a few sample questions from the new test.

'Rodeo' Gets In Touch With The Wild, Both Inside And Out

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:00am

Adoption is a metaphor for cultural dislocation in Boris Fishman's new novel, which follows an immigrant Jewish couple in New Jersey who adopt a baby from Minnesota — and set out to find his roots.

MLB Hopes New Openness Will Ease Players' Path From Cuba To The Majors

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:50am

The league's plan, which needs approval from the players' union and both governments, would allow direct pickups of Cuban players — no defections — in exchange for cash support for the sport there.

U.S. Returns Historical Documents, Stolen From Russia In Chaotic '90s

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:36am

Cooperation is rare these days between Washington and Moscow. But the U.S. Embassy handed over 28 historical documents that had disappeared in the tumultuous years following the Soviet breakup.

Time, Money, Ambition: Inside China's Bid For Global Soccer Power

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:00am

China's Super League is signing international stars for huge sums. Given government interest, investor enthusiasm and an enormous potential fan base, could Chinese soccer be the sport's next force?

Fresh Air Weekend: Louie Anderson; The Waco Brothers; Reconsidering Lovecraft

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:00am

Louie Anderson says he modeled his 'Baskets' role after his own mom. The Waco Brothers' new album mixes country and punk. Writer Victor LaValle discusses his conflicting feelings for H.P. Lovecraft.

At 70, Sally Field Navigates Aging In The Spotlight

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 7:39am

The actress' latest role in "Hello, My Name is Doris" hits close to home: "The story really is a coming of age — of a woman of age." As for Fields, she welcomes the stages of old age with openness.

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