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Panel Questions

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:26am

Fit For Office, Fight For Your Right To Party

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:26am

Our panelists read three stories about someone whose online celebrity turned out bad for them, only one of which is true.

Not My Job: We Quiz Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse On Peaches

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:26am

We've invited the Republican senator to play a game called "You're a real peach!" Three questions about the fuzzy-skinned fruit, during a week when we've heard the word "impeachment" more than usual.

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Panel Questions

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:25am

'Til Death Do Me Part

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:25am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Wicked Witch of the West Wing, Big Huge Trip, Magically More Delicious

Callista Gingrich Nominated As Ambassador To The Vatican

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:13am

There is little sign of opposition to the nomination of Callista Gingrich, but it is not without controversy.

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With Lee Statue's Removal, Another Battle Of New Orleans Comes To A Close

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:31am

Protests and court battles trailed the nearly two-year effort to get rid of the monuments. For the past month they've been acrimonious gathering places for those in favor and opposed to removal.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Hasan Minhaj; Cape Verdean Dance Music; Jill Soloway

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:00am

Minhaj talks his work on The Daily Show and Homecoming King, his new Netflix special. Critic Milo Miles reviews Synthesize The Soul. Transparent creator Soloway wants to upend TV with I Love Dick.

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Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:00am

Ladybugs are famous for their spotted wing cases. But researchers in Japan were interested in what was happening under that colorful exterior: How delicate wings were folding origami-like into place.

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For A Sister, Strawberry Season In Paris Brings Bittersweet Memories

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:50am

In the month of May, when strawberries pop up in outdoor markets in Paris, a sister remembers her late brother, who loved a particular variety. He died five years ago this month.

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Who's Afraid Of A Diverse Cast?

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:13am

A new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been told that the estate of playwright Edward Albee won't allow them to use an African-American actor.

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'Standard Deviation' Is A Story Of Marriage And Origami

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

A husband and wife are complete opposites. She's charming and effusive, he's a buttoned-down man of routine. Katherine Heiny tells NPR's Scott Simon about her first novel, Standard Deviation.

Don't Feed Parrots Chocolate, Despite What Happens In Minecraft

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

In the game Minecraft, a chocolate chip cookie will tame a parrot, but they're poisonous to the birds in real life. Minecraft has promised to update the game.

Soda Sellers Battle For Hearts And Minds In Philly

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

While the soda industry is taking Philadelphia to court to abolish its tax on sweetened drinks, it's also making sure that shoppers know just how much tax they're paying on every bottle.

Saturday Sports: NBA Finals, Tom Brady's Concussions

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about a possible rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, and revelations about Tom Brady's concussions.

Small Indiana Nonprofit Falls Victim To Ransom Cyberattack

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

A small Indiana nonprofit was devastated by a malware attack earlier this year. It's still recovering after hackers stole data.

President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election In Iran

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

Iranians voted for president Friday, and chose to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, who made a historic nuclear deal with the West.

The New TV Drama: As The White House Turns

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

White House press briefings — carried live by most cable news channels — are garnering the outlets unprecedented ratings. It's like a daytime soap opera, some say.

Working In The White House During An Investigation

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

Scott Simon talks with Don Baer, President Clinton's White House communications director during much of the Whitewater controversy, about working in the White House during an investigation.

Why Do Journalists Love Reporting On The Everglades?

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:02am

The Florida Everglades is known for its beauty, and recently for its pythons. Efforts are accelerating to rid the ecosystem of the pesky invasive species. It's a huge story ... for journalists.




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