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Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 1:02 pm

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CARL KASELL, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Roxanne Roberts, Paula Poundstone, and P.J. O'Rourke. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you Carl.

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SAGAL: Right now it's time for the WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME bluff the listener game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play our games on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

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Panel Round One

Ruffled Feathers.

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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Seven Million Served, The 2014 Chevy Weasel, The Sky Is Falling!

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
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Play Ball! Comedian Amy Schumer Plays Not My Job

Peter Yang Comedy Central

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 8:19 pm

We've invited comedian Amy Schumer to play a game called "Play ball!" It's the first week of baseball season, so we'll ask three questions about the House of David baseball team — one of the weirdest and most religious teams in the history of the game.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
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Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 1:02 pm

Our panelists predict what will be the next major product recall.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 1:02 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game - Lightning 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 now worth two points. Carl can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Roxanne Roberts has the lead, Peter, she has four points. Paula Poundstone has three, P.J. O'Rourke has two.

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Limericks

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 1:02 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, its Lightning Fill in the Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on-air, call or leave a message at one 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That is 1-888-924-8924 or click the Contact Us link on our website, WaitWait.NPR.org. You can find out there about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago.

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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Essence of Everest, Selfie-Indulgent, One for the Road.

The Two-Way
6:49 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Drone Strikes That Killed Americans

In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010.
SITE Intelligence Group AP

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 9:12 pm

A federal judge dismissed (pdf) a case that challenged the Obama administration's targeted killing of three Americans in Yemen.

Nasser Al-Awlaki sued administration officials personally for the killing of his son and al-Qaida cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, his grandson and another American. His lawyers argued the administration violated the targets' constitutional right to due process and protection from unlawful search and seizures.

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The Two-Way
5:26 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

McDonald's Shuts Its Restaurants In Crimea

The McDonald's fast food restaurant in Sevastopol, Crimea, in a photograph taken on Friday.
Anton Pedko EPA/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 6:21 pm

McDonald's, citing the "evolving situation" in Crimea, said Friday it was closing its three restaurants on the Black Sea peninsula, but the move has prompted one prominent Moscow politician to call for the fast-food giant to be booted from all of Russia.

"Due to operational reasons beyond our control, McDonald's has taken the decision to temporarily close our three restaurants in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta," a spokeswoman said.

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Poem: "Backwash"

We end with an audio poem from Chicago-based radio producer Anthony Martinez. "Backwash" is a tough lesson about the claustrophobic effects of the male gaze. Cristina Correa provides the voice.

NPR Story
5:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Lessons from #CancelColbert

When The Colbert Report tweeted about a joke from the previous show, it sparked explosive arguments about race, satire and who is allowed to be offended. And lessons learned from writer Tomas Rios.

NPR Story
5:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Happy White History Month!

You may not know that April is White History Month. Latino USA producer Brenda Salinas reports on what this (fictional) recognition means to the proud non-Hispanic white peoples of America.

NPR Story
5:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Breaking: Immigration Reform Passed!

Host Maria Hinojosa has a dream that immigration reform passed in Congress. We hear jubilation in the streets and reactions from notable immigration pundits.

NPR Story
5:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

La Princesa Tejana, Our Radionovela

No Latino household is complete without the telenovela or Spanish-language soap opera playing in the background. Here's our take on melodrama: the trials and tribulations of a rich Texan heiress.

NPR Story
5:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Breaking! Queergyztan Declares Independence

NPR spoofcast: Newscaster Satireus Temple-Arcton announces that in reaction to anti-gay laws, LGBTQ people declare the independence of the new Queergyztan. Camilo Vargas gets reactions from New York.

NPR Story
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Fri April 4, 2014

Children of Latinia

Our first ever fiction edition kicks off with the story of Tonatiu Robles-Biru, founder of the Motherland of Latinia. Poet and playwright Quique Aviles narrates.

The Record
5:13 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Make Peace With Pop: 6 Songs That Prove Pop Gets Along With Everyone

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 6:53 pm

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Fine Art
5:12 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

From Stick Figures To Portraits, Bush Frees His Inner Rembrandt

A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin is on display at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.
Benny Snyder AP

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 4:26 pm

Former President George W. Bush worked with many world leaders while in office. Now, he's unveiling 24 portraits he painted of some of them. As Lauren Silverman of KERA reports, the exhibit will be at his new presidential library.

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4:32 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Authorities: Fort Hood's Shooter's Mental Health Not 'Precipitating Factor'

Dinora Lopez Miranda, 87, grandmother of U.S. Army soldier Iván López, holds a picture of her grandchildren, Eliezer (from left), Ivanis, Ivan and Rickey, while speaking to journalists outside her home in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
Ana Martinez Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 5:55 pm

The mental health of the alleged Fort Hood shooter was "not the direct precipitating factor," Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said during a televised press conference on Friday.

An "escalating argument in his unit" may have led Spc. Iván López, who was being treated for depression and evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, to allegedly open fire, killing three soldiers and injuring more than a dozen.

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