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Wonder Woman Shows Girls That Men Aren't The Only Superheros Who Rescue People

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

The original Wonder Woman film takes place during WWI, but Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, says the Princess of the Amazons has also been fighting a "war" off-screen.

Barbershop: President Trump's Paris Accord Decision And Kathy Griffin

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

Farajii Muhammad, host of Listen Up! on WEAA in Baltimore, political commentator Gayle Trotter and Ask a Mexican columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss the Paris Accord decision and comic Kathy Griffin.

Energy Economist Says Paris Accord Withdraw Doesn't Mean Much For U.S. Energy

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

With 40 percent of the nation's coal, Wyoming is by far the largest coal-producing state. NPR's Michel Martin talks about the future of coal production with energy economist Robert Godby.

Former Energy Secretary Says Climate Change Needs 'A Robust Response'

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

President Trump said the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord. NPR's Michel Martin talks about possible effects with Ernest Moniz, former energy secretary and an MIT professor.

Can 'Wonder Woman' Offer A Superhero Soundtrack That Sticks?

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

As Wonder Woman makes her triumphant big-screen debut this weekend, she brings something that's been missing from years of superhero films: a memorable cue.

(Image credit: Clay Enos/Courtesy of Warner Brothers)

Feminist Films Push Boundaries In India

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

Bollywood tends to portray women as sex objects or subservient sidekicks to male leads. But a few female directors of independent films have begun depicting women with complex or unconventional lives.

(Image credit: Julie McCarthy/NPR)

Videotapes Are Becoming Unwatchable As Archivists Work To Save Them

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

With VHS tapes degrading, most Americans' home videos from the '80s and '90s won't be viewable in a decade. But there's a grassroots movement to preserve them for posterity.

(Image credit: Lorena Ramirez-Lopez/XFR Collective)

London Bridge Closed Following Reports That Vehicle Plowed Into Pedestrians

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:17pm

Armed police are on the scene at London Bridge, where it's reported that several pedestrians have been struck.

(Image credit: Dominic Lipinski/AP)

Bill Maher Apologizes After Using N-Word On His Show

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 3:05pm

"The word was offensive, and I regret saying it and am very sorry," Maher said Saturday. HBO called his comment "completely inexcusable and tasteless," and said it would be edited from future airings.

Enormous Rubber Duck In Canada Is Counterfeit, Artist Alleges

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:10pm

A Dutch artist says Ontario should be using his giant duck instead of a similar johnny-come-lately giant duck. But the skirmish raises bigger questions about copycats and public art.

(Image credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Not My Job: We Ask The Choreographer Of 'The Lion King' About Lying Kings

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:34am

Fagan choreographed The Lion King on Broadway, so we've decided to quiz him on lying kings — three questions about really deceitful people. Originally broadcast Oct. 22, 2016.

Panel Questions

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:34am

More never before heard fun with our panelists.

Not My Job: We Quiz Composer Michael Giacchino On Decomposition

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:34am

We've invited the composer who created the latest Star Wars theme to play a game called "Just like composing, but it goes the other way." Originally broadcast Dec. 24, 2016.

Not My Job: Comedian Neal Brennan Gets Quizzed On Guys Named Mike

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:34am

Brennan has a Netflix special called 3 Mics so guest host Jessi Klein asked him questions about three Mikes (as in, three guys named Mike.) Originally broadcast March 11, 2017.

Panel Question

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:34am

We play a segment cut from a previous show, because it was Too Hot For Radio. Or just because we ran out of time. One of those.

Not My Job: Sportscaster Joe Buck Gets Quizzed On Kittens And Rainbows

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:34am

The beloved (and in some cases behated) sportscaster plays a quiz about kittens. Originally broadcast Nov. 12, 2016.

There May Not Be Flying, But Quidditch Still Creates Magic

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:22am

Quidditch leapt from the screen to real-life muggle fields in 2005. Now, it's grown big enough to have a major league, and the intensity and athleticism involved is anything but fictional.

(Image credit: Jared Soares for NPR)




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