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6:37 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Monkey Madness

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 1:57 pm

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GLYNN WASHINGTON, HOST:

Well, today on SNAP JUDGMENT from PRX and NPR, we proudly present "Fool's Gold," amazing stories where real people discover that all that glitters is not gold. My name is Glynn Washington. Please make sure all your valuables are properly accounted for because this is a SNAP JUDGMENT.

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6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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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 Kyrie O'Connor, Roy Blount Jr. and Brian Babylon. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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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 Brian Babylon, Kyrie O'Connor and Roy Blount Jr. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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 game on the air.

Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Panel Round One

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Roy, fourth-graders in Texas were recently asked a reading comprehension question where the kids are told a story and asked what it means. In this case, the story was about a family facing a problem. What was the problem?

ROY BLOUNT JR.: The problem was that they couldn't find - they found most of their guns, but one of them was...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Well, don't think so much about Texas. Although...

BLOUNT: Oh.

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6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

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6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next vice to modernize? Brian Babylon?

BRIAN BABYLON: Cocaine will be rebranded Adderall Extreme.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor?

O'CONNOR: Oh, this is actually a good thing - robot cockfighting.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roy Blount Jr.?

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6:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:25 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which they can answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Brian Babylon has the lead, Peter. Has three points. Kyrie O'Connor and Roy Blount Jr. are tied for second. Each has two.

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The Two-Way
6:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Jewish Man Who Became Radical Islamist Sentenced To Prison

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 6:37 pm

Yousef al-Khattab, a Jewish kid from New Jersey who turned into a radical Islamist, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Friday.

As NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reported earlier today, al-Khattab is the founder of a radical Islamist group called Revolution Muslim, "which became a gateway for young jihadists in the U.S. looking to join violent Islamist groups overseas."

Dina continued:

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NPR Story
6:11 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Lulu in Detention

Lulú Martínez talks about her activism and the meaning of citizenship. She's one of Dream Nine, undocumented activists who opted for detention after leaving and returning to the U.S. without papers.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sabiduría: Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar chronicled the Chicano rights struggle in Los Angeles during the 1960's. The legendary journalist imparts wisdom on a life featured in the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Space Camp!

Some people want to be astronauts and space engineers. Others who just love space find a way to make it a part of their lives. Peter Gianoukis volunteers as a NASA Space Camp Ambassador.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Latinos in Space

Astronauts Ellen Ochoa and Jose Hernandez captured the imaginations of many Latinos who dreamed of going to space. Latinos also contributed to space exploration...like engineer Candy Torres.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

The Cosmic Race

Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos believed a new race would be born: La Raza Cósmica. He envisioned a future where race and nationality would be transcended in the name of common destiny.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

In Barrio Logan

In San Diego, a poor Latino neighborhood gets a modest buffer zone that separates it from the city's maritime industry. But the industry is trying to overturn the zoning. Sandhya Dirks reports.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

A Jungle in Massachusetts

In Holyoke, Massachusetts, a school social worker brings the Puerto Rican rainforest into the classroom. It's become a haven of peace for students and staff alike. Karen Brown reports.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Fishing On Thin Ice

Jesse Ogas' family has been ice fishing for generations. But climate change has forced Ogas to travel farther and higher to find ice that's thick enough to fish on. Lesley McClurg reports.

NPR Story
6:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Reasonable Distance

We examine the impact of the Customs and Border Protection, the largest law enforcement agency in the country. By regulation, it operates within 100 miles of any land or maritime border.

Politics
5:34 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Pay-To-Play Laws Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during an April 17 news conference in New York.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:15 pm

While the Supreme Court this month took another step in freeing up big political donors, another set of federal restrictions on political money is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The so-called pay-to-play rules — enforced by the Securities and Exchange Commission — are a narrow but powerful way to control political cash.

Think "pay to play" and you might think of video games or high school sports. But in politics, "pay to play" refers to something totally different — a particular kind of political corruption.

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Media
5:22 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

So Much For Scoops: Newspapers Turn To Data-Crunching And Context

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 7:15 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish. Verticals, context blogs, explainers, those are the buzzwords of the news business. From some of the nation's oldest papers to the newest digital news startups, there's a rush to create sites that emphasize context rather than good old-fashioned scoops. The focus now is to blend fresh writing, number crunching and striking graphics. NPR's David Folkenflik reports on this evolution.

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