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Limericks

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:17am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: The Power of Eating; Mean Girls; Cubicle Hamsters.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:17am

More questions for the panel: The World's Most Annoying Bench; Pizza Pets; This Ramen is Like Crack!

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:17am

Our panelists tell three stories about new and possibly unwanted delivery services. Only one of them is real.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:17am

An app for spoons.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:17am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: President O'Bomba; White House Intruder Alert; The Captain Says Farewell.

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Not My Job: 'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Gets Quizzed On Dieting, Blasphemy, Hate

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:40am

We ask Elizabeth Gilbert about the opposites of eating, praying and loving. Her latest novel is called The Signature of All Things.

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More Flights Canceled After Chicago Fire; Suspect Had Been Told Of Hawaii Transfer

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 10:22am

One day after Chicago's air traffic system was crippled, some flights resume and details emerge about the man suspected of setting a fire inside a federal radar center.

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Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:44am

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:52am

Pick up a banned book. Look for the scenes and language that once made people blush. Do those sections still have the power to make you gasp?

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Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:49am

The sudden eruption in central Japan stranded more than 250 hikers; one of them managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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The Week In Sports: Jeter Takes A Bow And The Ryder Cup Tees Off

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

This nearly NFL-free segment also covers the anti-Jeter jeering and yet another FIFA scandal.

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Progress In Nuclear Talks With Iran Is Still Glacial

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

One expert says that the negotiators in the room are inclined to move faster, but the deeply opposed domestic constituencies leave both sides skittish.

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To Become Oil Barons, ISIS Has Sold To Neighbors And Enemies

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Existing black-market structures have helped the Islamic State convert oil into cash - and their customers have included their ardent foes across borders in Turkey and Southern Iraq.

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Kat Edmonson: 'I Hear Myself As An Instrument'

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding of the role of the voice.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Only Game In Town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Why do advertisers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games?

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One Former Marine Documents His Return To A Broken Iraq

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

A decade ago, Benjamin Busch was the provisional U.S. military mayor of a town called Jassan, near the Iranian border. On his recent return, he found a far different, sadder, more frustrated place.

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Is Obama's War-Powers Shift Hypocrisy, Or Inevitable For A President?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.

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Maryland School Shreds The Old Rules Of Applying To College

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

No SATs, no grades? Goucher College now allows students to apply by sending in two work samples and a two-minute video. School president Jose Bowen says it makes the process more accessible.

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How To Keep 'Political Order': Make Modest Promises, And Deliver

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Francis Fukuyama, a former neo-conservative thinker, says that people worldwide still want democracy, but many transitioning nations are ill-equipped to give it to them.

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For Missions Over Hostile Syria, Air Force Unwrapped Its Newest Jet

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Available since 2005, the $90 million F-22 fighter was simply more machine than the military had needed - until there were worries about whether Bashar Assad's air defenses would stand down.

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