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A Conversation About The Future Of Water

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

Michel Martin traveled to Fort Collins, Colo. to talk with Kathleen Curry, Patty Limerick, Roger Fragua and Paolo Bacigalupi about owning water and dealing with a future where water may be scarce.

Colorado Towns, Farmers Battle Over Water Rights

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

In 1985 the city of Thornton, Colo. bought up nearby farmland and water rights from its farms. Now, some of those farms are drying up.

Gang Rape Shocks Brazilians

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

The brutal gang rape of a 16-year-old girl — and misogynistic reactions to it on social media — is causing a furor in Brazil, where violence against women is rampant.

Verizon And Strikers Reach Tentative Agreement

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers reached a tentative agreement with the company Friday. Fortune writer Aaron Pressman explains what the deal means for middle-class workers.

Arms Embargo Lift Also Means More Regular U.S. Military Visits To Vietnam

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 1:53pm

In response to China's moves in the South China Sea, the U.S. has tightened security ties and boosted its military presence in the region. Now Vietnam can host regular visits by U.S. military units.

Lightning Strikes Child's Party in Paris And Soccer Match In Germany, Injuring Dozens

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 1:48pm

More than 40 people — most of them children — were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday.

World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 1:45pm

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.

It's The Zika Virus In Action, Drawn By A Scientist-Artist

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:00am

He's a scientist. And an artist. His latest subject: the Zika virus.

Shoulder Patches Spark A Diplomatic Flap Between Turkey And The U.S.

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:57am

The central issue: the Kurdish YPG militia, which the U.S. views as a key ally against the Islamic State in Syria, has been branded a terrorist organization by Turkey's government.

Prediction

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:19am

Our panelists predict what we will do with our mornings now that we don't have to eat breakfast.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:18am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Limericks

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:18am

Bill reads three news-related limericks... What's Ursine, Brush With Fame, The Theory of Relativity

Panel Round Two

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:18am

More questions for the panel...Foul Play, Veteransland

Not My Job: We Quiz Craig Fugate, Head Of FEMA, On Zima

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:18am

This week we've invited Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to the show. (So if a giant asteroid crashes into Earth while he plays our quiz, you're on your own.)

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:17am

Our panelists tell three stories about someone who had unique car trouble this week, only one of which is true.

Panel Round One

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:17am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news.... Where's the Beet?

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:17am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Running From The Frontrunner, Cereal Liars, Junk Mail

In Venezuela, Devalued Money May Weigh More Than Whatever You Can Buy

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:49am

Reporter John Otis reflects on the changes in Venezuela since he first arrived there 19 years ago. The country now confronts triple-digit inflation and its largest bank note is worth less than a dime.

Argentina's Last Dictator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Cross-Border Conspiracy

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:39am

The case focused on a plan known as Operation Condor. This marks the first time a court has ruled that it was a criminal conspiracy to track down and disappear political dissidents across borders.

Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; Reconsidering Millennial Speak; Susan Silverman

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:00am

Marc Maron talks about sobriety and his "uncomfortable" comfort zone. Linguist Geoff Nunberg weighs in on the phrase "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman discusses anxiety, faith and adoption.

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