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10:47 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:42 pm

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:47 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:42 pm

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, and we're playing this week with Faith Salie, Tom Bodett and Roxanne Roberts. Here again is your host at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Peter Sagal.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:47 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:42 pm

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis and we're playing this week with Roxanne Roberts, Faith Salie and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Peter Sagal.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:47 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:42 pm

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10:47 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:42 pm

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Now on to our final game "Lighting Fill In The Blank." Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:47 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:42 pm

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Now panel, what will be the next big debate controversy after the fan? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: The wind machines on Senator Cory Booker's backup dancers.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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The Two-Way
10:37 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Hong Kong Activists Clash With Police, Retake Protest Site

Pro-democracy protesters set up new barricades after riot police retreated from a main road at Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong early Saturday.
Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 1:26 pm

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have retaken parts of a protest camp that authorities had cleared on Friday after scuffles with police clad in riot gear that left dozens of people injured.

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The Two-Way
9:31 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii

People stand on the island's south shore to feel the winds from approaching Hurricane Gonzalo, in Astwood Park, Bermuda, on Friday. The storm has knocked out power to half of the residents of the British island territory.
Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 4:07 pm

Update at 4:00 p.m. ET

Hurricane Ana is creeping up on Hawaii, just as Gonzalo is leaving Bermuda behind thousands of miles away in the Atlantic.

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Fresh Air Weekend
9:03 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Patrick Harris, Two New Prince Albums, Justin Simien

Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times.
Andrew H. Walker Getty Images

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

What's It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options: The actor says he's been able to do a lot of different things in his life, including his role as Doogie Howser. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a "Choose Your Own Adventure."

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Simon Says
8:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

Dr. Doug Butzier died on duty this week. He was 59 and crashed in his own small plane flying home to Dubuque, Iowa.

Doug Butzier was a former paramedic who put himself through medical school and became chief of the emergency room and medical staff at Mercy Medical Center and the Dubuque Fire Department. An EMS supervisor named Wayne Dow told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, "We adored him ... He appreciated what we did, and he never forgot where he came from."

Dr. Butzier leaves behind his wife, two sons, and three step-children.

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NPR Ed
8:03 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Secret Lives of Teachers

Schergen teaching his sixth-graders at Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts in Chicago.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 3:06 pm

So where do they go, all the teachers, when the bell rings at 3 o'clock?

When you're a kid, you don't really think they go anywhere. Except home, maybe, to grade papers and plan lessons and think up pop quizzes.

And when you find out otherwise, it's a strange experience. Many people remember it vividly: the disorienting feeling of encountering your teacher in the grocery store, or in the line at McDonald's, talking and acting just like other grownups. A jarring reminder that they have lives outside the classroom.

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All Songs Considered
8:03 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Good Listener: How Can I Become A 'Music Person'?

A reader grew up listening to Rick Astley and now needs to know: Is it too late?
Courtesy of the artist

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the shoes our kids outgrew in the time it took to have them shipped is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on remedial music fandom.

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Music Interviews
8:03 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Primus' new album is titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory.
Chapman Baehler Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 6:24 pm

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The Two-Way
8:01 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

The Supreme Court early Saturday declined to block a Texas Voter ID law for the November election.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Updated at 2:35 p.m. ET

The Supreme Court has refused to block a Texas voter identification law for the November election after a lower federal court had deemed it restrictive and unconstitutional.

The ruling came just after 5 a.m. on Saturday. Three justices dissented.

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Politics
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

In Alaska Race For Governor, Democrats Try An Unusual Tactic: Dropping Out

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell was supposed to be cruising to re-election, but he's now in a serious contest against a non-partisan ticket.
Mark Thiessen AP

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

This November, for the first time since Alaska became a state, the ballot won't include a Democratic candidate for governor. The Democrats had a candidate, Byron Mallott, but around Labor Day, he dropped out — in order to sign up as a running mate for a non-partisan candidate named Bill Walker.

His decision to drop out was part of a negotiated deal between the Democrat and Walker, neither of whom had enough support on his own to beat the incumbent Republican, Sean Parnell.

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Iraq
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Law
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Law
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Technology
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

Originally published on Sun October 19, 2014 7:17 pm

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When you think about robots, if you do, you might think of famous images from science fiction, some kind of tin can built to vaguely resemble a human being.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 - THE PHANTOM MENACE")

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Around the Nation
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Advice For Reporting On Detroit: Avoid 'Urban Settler' Metaphors

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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