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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Bill reads three news-related limericks...Cemetary Chardonney, Home of the Original Ding Dong, Thumblargement Syndrome

Panel Round Two

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

More questions for the panel...FitBit NitPicks; Metro Babies

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Our panelists tell three stories about someone trying to save print journalism in a unique way, only one of which it true.

Panel Round One

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news...Dr. Muffet's Behavioral Therapy

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...First Lady: Candidate-in-Training, The Boy Who Grew Old

Not My Job: The Blue Man Group Turns 25

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:43am

In the early 1990s, Chris Wink and Phil Stanton were two underemployed guys in New York City. So they came up with an idea: They'd shave their heads, paint themselves blue and put on a show.

Euro 2016 Fans Brace For Heightened Security

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

The European soccer championship is second only to the World Cup in TV viewership. But this year's events might be more subdued than usual. Security fears could keep the crowds down in many cities.

The Week In Sports

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 7:27am

The Golden State Warriors took game 4 of the NBA finals Friday night, going up 3-1 in the series over the Cleveland Cavaliers. NPR's Tom Goldman joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about he game, and the Stanley Cup finals.

The Future Of Cuban Sci-Fi Is 'Super Extra Grande'

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 6:00am

In Super Extra Grande, Cuban sci-fi author Yoss imagines a world where faster-than-light travel has brought humanity into contact with a vast array of strange and marvelous intergalactic creatures.

See What The 'Cool People' Are Wearing In Four Cities In Africa

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 6:00am

They're wearing the diverse fashions of Africa — but they're not wearing African fashion. A new book explains the difference.

Muhammad Ali Kissed Me Once

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 5:00am

It wasn't what you think, but it was certainly a story. I was lucky enough to meet him a few times over several decades, but the first time was the most memorable.

Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here's How Other Jobs Compare

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 5:00am

Women are finally at the top of a major-party presidential ticket, but they're still far underrepresented among lawmakers.

Jury Convicts Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard On 12 Felony Ethics Charges

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 1:50am

After the jury found Hubbard guilty of more than half of the 23 charges, he's been stripped of his leadership position, and could face up to 20 years in prison for each felony count.

Safety Regulator Looks At Alleged Tesla Suspension Flaw

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:45pm

The celebrated electric car company denies allegations of a safety problem with its suspension and says claims that it told customers not to report the problem "preposterous."

Bent: Bolivian Curls A Free Kick For An Amazing Score In Copa America Game

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:17pm

Just three minutes after entering the game, Jhasmani Campos arced a free kick over the wall and into the net, setting off cheers in Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Mourners Gather In Louisville, Ky., For Muhammad Ali Funeral Service

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:11pm

The life of boxer Muhammad Ali was celebrated Friday by boxers, religious figures, journalists and former President Bill Clinton at a memorial service in his hometown of Louisville, Ky.

How To Do The Need To Pee Dance

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:08pm

Why do many of us do a little dance when we have to pee, and does it actually help? We investigate, and with the help of professional dancers, create The Ultimate Need To Pee Dance.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Delete Your Account

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:40pm

We need to talk about #DeleteYourAccount, because everybody else is talking about it. And because 2016 is quickly becoming the year of the Twitter flame-war election.

So You're Going To A Place With Zika? Here's What You Need To Know

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:31pm

The first question: Should you go at all? The next question: If you do go, how do you protect yourself?

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