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A Fungus Causes More Unexpected Illnesses In Montana

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:50am

The infectious disease world is not short on surprises. Take the people in Montana and Idaho who looked like they had pneumonia. It turned out they had a fungal disease never before seen there.

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Street Smarts

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:46am

In Southern California, the car is king, and traffic is queen. In this final round, every answer is a common phrase or proper name that contain a type of roadway.

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Matthew Weiner: No Longer Linda's Loser Husband

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:46am

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.

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You Call That An Ending?

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:46am

In honor of the final episode of Mad Men, we consider some TV series' that ended in very bizarre ways.

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Like A Confused Boss

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:46am

In this game, we give a sentence with an overly literal misuse of a common business cliché, and you give us the cliché.

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Come Sail Away

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:46am

Inspired by the waters off the coast of Santa Barbara, we rewrote the lyrics to the song "Sloop John B" so that the verses describe real or fictional sailing vessels.

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Game Show Or No Game Show?

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:46am

In this game, we read some real, and some made up game show descriptions from around the world. You have to yell "Game Show" if you think it's real, and "No Game Show!" if you think it's fake.

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Taking Aim At Money In Politics, Feingold Announces Comeback Bid

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:36am

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., announced Thursday he would seek a rematch with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in one of the top-targeted races of 2016.

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Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave 'The Simpsons'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:06am

In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."

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'Millionaire' Tracks One Man's Fruitful Obsession With The Bard Of Avon

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:03am

Andrea Mays' new book digs into the history of Washington, D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library, the legacy of oilman Henry Clay Folger — who, like William Shakespeare, found his greatest fame in death.

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