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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:33am

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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Prediction

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Our panelists predict who will be the next person to try and cover up something in their past.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: A Grand Shopping Experience, The Key To Happiness, Flat-packed Therapy.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

More questions for the panel: Prime Pull, Burn Notice, Putting The Fun In Funeral, Play, Grounded.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Our panelists tell three stories about a plan to bring people to South Dakota, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Oh, Brother.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes form the week's news: Grand Old Pre-Party, Drugged Enforcement, Ben Has A Secret.

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Not My Job: New Yorker Cartoonist 'BEK' Gets Quizzed On Burger King

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Kaplan has been a writer and producer on TV shows such as Seinfeld, Six Feet Under and Girls. He's also known for his distinctive New Yorker cartoons which he signs with his initials BEK.

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DakhaBrakha: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:03am

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Toni Morrison, Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction, Will Forte

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:03am

Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.

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Questioning the Black Male Experience in America

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:03am

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of Question Bridge: Black Males, an award-winning art project.

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There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:10am

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

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'I Lost A Hand And This Is Workman's Comp. ... I Didn't Lose A Hook!'

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:07am

Dennis Whedbee's experience illustrates the trade-offs for injured workers as states and insurance carriers seek to trim workers' comp by gaining more control over treatment decisions.

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The Good Listener: Why Do People Hate Nickelback So Much?

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:03am

Hatred of bands is often about association — about the story of ourselves that we're comfortable telling the world.

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7.8 Quake Hits Nepal, Toppling Buildings, Killing Hundreds

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:54am

The powerful temblor hit north of the capital Kathmandu and also killed people in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh. Authorities fear the death toll could go much higher.

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Kansas City Royals Break Bad: The Week In Sports

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:33am

The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.

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To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:33am

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

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Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:33am

An estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest quake to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Red Cross spokesman Mark South.

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'Save Us, Save Us': A Poem For The Migrants Lost At Sea

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:33am

We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."

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