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Limericks

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Man's Best Device, Waiter And A Movie, Nudie Married.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

More questions for the panel: Chris Christie: New York Giant, Pizza Hook Up, Geeks vs. Greeks.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

Our panelists tell three stories about someone taking a creative stand against Russia, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

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

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: The (Boringest) Fight of the Century, You've Got Merger, Simon Said.

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Not My Job: Tony Robbins Gets Quizzed On Laziness

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:10am

The life coach behind the Unleash the Power Within seminars has built his career around motivating people. We invited the go-getter to answer three questions about incredibly lazy people.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Contemplating Life, Sex And Elevators In Space

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:03am

Astronomer Chris Impey discusses the future of space travel, sex in space and the connection between science and Buddhism. Originally broadcast May 11, 2015.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Tom Brokaw Reflects On His 'Lucky Life'

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:03am

The former NBC anchorman says his multiple myeloma diagnosis two years ago made him "more conscious of the fact that the days are more numbered." Originally broadcast May 13, 2015.

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Heavy-Handed And Preachy, 'Good Kill' Misses Its Mark

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:03am

Andrew Niccol's film follows an Air Force commander engaged in state-of-the-art drone warfare. Justin Chang says the movie feels more like "a series of talking points than a fully developed drama."

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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:51am

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

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Senior ISIS Commander In Syria Killed By U.S. Troops

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:45am

At President Obama's direction, U.S. forces based out of Iraq conducted a raid in eastern Syria. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the operation.

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U.S. Troops Kill Senior ISIS Commander In Syria

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:34am

The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.

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Words Of Wisdom: Commencement Speeches Are Back

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:13am

Grad speeches are underway. Kanye West, Mary Karr and Michelle Obama offer advice on expressing opinions, fear and being black in America.

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The Gates Of Liavek Are Open Again In 'Points Of Departure'

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:03am

For years, readers wishing to see the shared world of Liavek had to go via crumbling paperbacks. Now, authors Patricia C. Wrede and Pamela Dean have reprinted their stories of the magical trade city.

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What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:03am

In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?

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