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Planet Money
5:05 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Europe Says Your Parmesan Isn't Really Parmesan

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Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 5:39 pm

The European Union wants U.S. cheese makers to stop calling their Parmesan cheese Parmesan cheese, the AP reports. According to the Europeans, only cheese called Parmesan should come from Parma, Italy. Also: If it doesn't come from Greece, it's not feta.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, how will the web celebrate its 25th birthday? Charlie Pierce.

CHARLIE PIERCE: It will reveal that all those Nigerian bankers were actually telling the truth. Suckers.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Cindy Shupack.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 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: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Cindy Shupack and Charlie Pierce each has three points. Paula Poundstone has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 pm

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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. We're playing this week with Cindy Shupack, Charlie Pierce, and Paula Poundstone. 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:54 pm

Our panelists tell three stories about a surprising alternative use for cats, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium in beautiful downtown. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org, or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 pm

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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.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Thank you so much. Big show for you today. Later on, we're going to be talking to Joby Ogwyn. He is the man who is going to be jumping off the top of Mount Everest on live TV in May. So once he's done with us, that will be the second dumbest thing he's ever attempted.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Not My Job: Wing-Suit Explorer Joby Ogwyn Gets Quizzed On Wings (The Band)

Joby Ogwyn jumps over the peaks of the Matterhorn in Switzerland in 2009.
Discovery Channel

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 12:55 pm

In May, the Discovery Channel will be broadcasting live as Joby Ogwyn climbs to the summit of Mount Everest, and then jumps off it, descending 10,000 feet in a wing suit.

As this is clearly the last chance we have to talk to him while he's still alive, we've invited him to play a game called "Band on the Run." Three questions about Wings, Paul McCartney's lesser-known band.

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The Salt
4:31 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:31 pm

Marketing to kids may have gotten a bad rap in the past. Especially since children have been the target of so much junk food advertising.

But it's a new day.

Increasingly, companies are seeing profits pushing ultra-healthy stuff. And they're not using a finger-wagging, guilt-ridden, eat-your-veggies-because-they're-good-for-you messaging.

Birds Eye is taking a page from the playbook of other companies that have had success leveraging the power of teen pop stars: The frozen food giant is turning to Disney.

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Planet Money
4:15 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Episode 435: Why Buying A Car Is So Awful

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Note: Today's show is a re-run. It originally ran in February, 2013.

In survey after survey, people rank buying a car as one of their least favorite experiences.

Why hasn't anyone figured out a better way to sell cars? Why can't you just go to a car store and shop for cars from a bunch of different manufacturers? Why don't cars have real price tags — with real prices, that people actually pay?

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Europe
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

With All Eyes On The East, A Seige Mentality Settles On Kiev

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

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News
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

With Russian Minister, Kerry Kicks A Soccer Ball And Talks Ukraine

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in London Friday for talks about the crisis in Ukraine.

Movie Interviews
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Rapper, Mother, Superstar: Ana Tijoux Finds Her Words

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Since you listened to NPR, you probably know by now that this week is the South by Southwest Music Festival. Among the performers is Ana Tijoux.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

BLOCK: Tijoux is one of the most influential hip hop artists in Latin America. Here in the U.S., fans of the TV show "Breaking Bad" might recognize this song of hers.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "1977")

ANA TIJOUX: (Singing in foreign language)

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Remembrances
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

A Fond Farewell For The Voice That Welcomed Viewers To Theaters

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

Voiceover artist Hal Douglas died recently at age 89. Filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski discusses the life and work of the prolific speaker, who narrated thousands of movie trailers in a gravelly baritone.

Technology
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

To Find A Flying Mystery, Search Turns To Eyes In Space

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

We wondered if satellite imagery might show something about the missing plane, either in flight or after. To talk about that, I'm joined by Brian Weeden, who studies space systems and security. He's technical advisor for the nonprofit Secure World Foundation. Brian, welcome to the program.

BRIAN WEEDEN: Glad to be here.

BLOCK: Let's talk first about the Malaysian Airlines jet in flight. If we assume that it kept flying for hours after it disappeared from radar, would satellite images possibly show that plane in flight?

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Technology
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Difficulty Of Making A Modern Airplane Disappear

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

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Iraq
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Kurdish Ambitions Get A Rude Awakening From Baghdad

Originally published on Sun March 16, 2014 2:57 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

In the rugged mountains of northern Iraq, there are some gleaming new high-rises. They reflect bright sun and also big Kurdish ambitions. The Kurds largely run their own affairs, but their insistence on selling oil without the central government's permission has prompted Baghdad to strike back. The government cut off federal money to the Kurds. NPR's Alice Fordham visited a newly opened five-star hotel in the city of Sulaymaniyah.

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Latin America
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Poorest In Caracas Stay Reluctant To Join Venezuelan Protests

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 6:33 pm

Protests are still roiling Venezuela after a month, but the opposition is having trouble attracting demonstrators from poor neighborhoods. The protests continue to struggle to find broader support.

Europe
4:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Crimeans Divided Over Secession And Soviet Legacy

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 10:34 am

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The people running Crimea these days have little doubt about the result of this Sunday's referendum. They're confident of getting the majority vote they need to secede from Ukraine. But in a silent protest against the Russian presence, some pro-Ukrainian Crimeans plan to stay home on Sunday. NPR's Gregory Warner reports from Simferopol.

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