Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:01 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 10:41 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be George Alexander Louis' first words? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Why is great grandmother always wearing yellow suits? Is she a pimp?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

KYRIE O'CONNOR: I didn't say I wanted to be a prince. I said I wanted to be Prince.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: From this day forth, I should like to be referred to as the infant formally known as Prince.

(LAUGHTER)

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Found Recipes
5:57 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

And The Winning Taste Of Summer Is ...

Some NPR staff members taste recipes from the contest finalists.
Matt Martinez NPR

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

The voting is finished. The taste test is done. The verdict is in: Marti Olesen has won All Things Considered's Taste of Summer contest with her recipe for Diane's Dad's Summer Sandwich.

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Religion
4:59 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Church Invested In Pay Day Loan Companies It Admonished

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. The Church of England's top bishop is in a little hot water. The archbishop of Canterbury is embroiled in a controversy about ethical investment. As NPR's Philip Reeves reports, it involves a company called Wonga.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Let us greet our newly installed archbishop with great gladness.

(APPLAUSE)

PHILIP REEVES, BYLINE: Four months have elapsed since Justin Welby was enthroned as the 105th archbishop of Canterbury.

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World
4:59 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Fight Brews Over Who Will Pay To Clean Up Quebec Train Crash

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Three weeks after a deadly train crash in eastern Canada, officials have yet to file any charges. Forty-seven people were killed when an unmanned tanker train full of oil derailed and exploded in the heart of a small town. Now, investigators are trying to figure out who or what is to blame. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann has the story.

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Sports
4:59 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

The Yankees Want Him Out But Alex Rodriguez Wants To Stay

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. One criticism of baseball is that it's too prone to long stretches of inaction, players sitting around not doing much. Well, if that's what baseball is, then Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has been Mr. Baseball this season. He's been on the disabled list, but he claims he's healthy enough to play. His team begs to differ. Here to talk about the confusion is NPR's Mike Pesca, who joins us from New York. Hi, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hello.

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4:39 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Charter schools grow in Michigan

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Experts say while some Charters have surpassed public schools in reading and math scores, not all Charter schools are created equal.
Sara McClendon wasn't satisfied with her daughter's public school, and she never expected to enroll her at a charter school. But when Kylie McClendon enters third grade in September, she'll be starting classes at Success Mile Charter Academy, a new school that's opening at a former Target store in Warren.
Television
4:31 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

John Oliver Steps Into 'Adult Clown Shoes' On 'The Daily Show'

John Oliver is filling in as the summer guest host of The Daily Show. His own stand-up show on Comedy Central is returning for a fourth season.
Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

John Oliver has brought oracular authority to a three-month fill-in stint on Comedy Central this summer. With Jon Stewart off directing a film, the anchor chair at The Daily Show has been occupied by the show's senior British correspondent, John Oliver, whose own stand-up show on Comedy Central is just beginning its fourth season.

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Monkey See
3:24 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

'Snacks On A Plane' And Other #dullermovies

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

Boring movie titles may not lure audiences into theaters, but they are luring users on Twitter. The #dullermovies thread challenges tweeters to pick an enticing film title and deflate it. People have come up with must-not-see films such as Ferris Bueller Goes to School and I Speculate On What You Did Last Summer. A couple of our favorites are collected below.

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Sports
3:16 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning

Graham Johnston, 82, poses for a portrait through an underwater window at the pool on Wednesday. Graham competed at the Senior Games in Cleveland, where more than 10,000 athletes older than 55 are competing in various sports.
Benjamin Morris for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

More than 10,000 athletes are meeting in Cleveland for The National Senior Games. Adults older than 55 — and some older than 90 — are running track, riding bikes, playing basketball and competing in many of the sports you might see at the Summer Olympics. In fact there are a few who were Olympians themselves back in the day who say they find that competition is just as satisfying in their later years.

One of those is 82-year-old swimmer Graham Johnston. When he's not racing or getting ready to race, he's in the stands, checking out the other swimmers with an expert eye.

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3:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Agreement reached, Bell's will participate in beer festival this weekend

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Larry Bell had objected to craft brewers' political action committee raising money at festival in Ypsilanti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - You will be able to buy Oberon, Sparkleberry and other Bell's Brewery Inc. beers and ales this weekend at the state's largest beer festival. Bell's says it will participate in the Michigan Beer Guild's 16th Annual Summer Beer Festival, today and Saturday (July 26 and 27) in Ypsilanti.
WMUK News
2:09 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

ISAAC "Porch Patrol" surveys Kalamazoo

An ISAAC "Porch Patrol" team speaks to a Kalamazoo resident in 2011
Credit ISAAC Kalamazoo

ISAAC, the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, is sending people to several neighborhoods in Kalamazoo and Portage to find out what issues are on the minds of residents. This is the organization’s second “Porch Patrol”. The first was in 2011.

ISAAC Director Brendan Flanagan says the “Porch Patrol” helps set the organization’s agenda. Two years ago the group heard that gang and gun violence as well as drug-related crime topped the list of concerns in the less well-to-do areas of Kalamazoo.

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Planet Money
12:49 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Stamps, Jeans, Beer: What Americans Want From North Korea

Can I buy a pair of jeans made in North Korea?
Office of Foreign Assets Control

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 12:01 pm

U.S. sanctions mean that any citizen or business wanting to buy stuff from North Korea has to send a letter to the U.S. government asking for special permission. A few months back, we submitted a Freedom of Information Act request, asking for those letters.

Our request was granted: We recently received a packet of 18 letters from Americans who wanted to do business with the most isolated nation on the planet. We've posted all of the letters online.

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Race
12:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

What's On The National Urban League's Agenda This Year?

Jobs are the focus of this year's National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with President and CEO Marc Morial, about how the League has progressed on that front, and asks about the biggest issues facing African-Americans today.

Race
12:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Can Race, Immigration Status Help Predict Child Well-being?

The well-being of kids in America may be tied to their race and the immigrant status of their parents. Donald Hernandez talks about the Foundation for Child Development's new report with guest host Celeste Headlee.

Barbershop
12:08 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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Interviews
11:59 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Michael Apted, Aging With The '7 Up' Crew

Jackie, Lynn and Sue — pictured here at age 7 — are three of the children featured in the landmark 1964 documentary 7 Up. The series returns this year with 56 Up, checking in with a group of 14 men and women whose lives have been documented since they were kids.
First Run Features

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 1:40 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 5, 2013.

Every seven years since 1964, in what's known as the Up series, Granada Television has caught us up on the lives of 14 everyday people. The subjects of the documentary series were 7 years old when it began; in the latest installment, 56 Up, they are well into middle age.

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Movie Reviews
11:57 am
Fri July 26, 2013

'Blue' Rhapsodies: Woody Allen, In Need Of New Tricks

Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) best moments happen while in the company of a persistent suitor named Al (Louis C.K.).
Merrick Morton Sony Classics

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 1:40 pm

Another year, another Woody Allen picture, and few agree on whether that's a good thing. For some, he hasn't made an interesting film since Husbands and Wives, maybe even Hannah and Her Sisters. Others think more recent morality plays like Match Point and comic parables like Midnight in Paris prove the old dog still hunts.

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Interviews
11:57 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Tig Notaro On Going 'Live' About Her Life

Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor.
tignation.com

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 1:40 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 8, 2012.

"Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?"

That's how comedian Tig Notaro began her set at Largo in Los Angeles the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. As she uttered those words to the audience, there was nervous laughter, weeping and total silence in response.

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7:39 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Bell's Brewery pulls out of beer festival over political activity

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Political Action Committee supporting craft beer makers will be raising money at festival in Ypsilanti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - You can put an orange peel in Larry Bell's beers, but he says to keep your politics out. Bell's Brewery Inc., Michigan's largest beer maker, will not participate this weekend in the state's largest beer festival after founder and president Larry Bell discovered the Protect Michigan Craft Beer Political Action Committee will be raising funds at the event.
Jobless rates
7:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago

Credit WMUK

Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year. 

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Europe
6:36 am
Fri July 26, 2013

In Germany, A Car Pool That Actually Involves Water

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 7:33 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. What better way to beat the summer heat than jumping in a pool? That's what some guys in Germany did, but their pool was a converted an open-top BMW - complete with tiki decorations - still drivable. The fun, though, dried up when they passed a motorcycle cop. They pulled over, abandoned the vehicle and jumped into a nearby river. The investigation is still ongoing, but the police did say this car pool probably didn't have a road permit. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

6:28 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Berrien County board extends time to study next step for road commission

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Federal audit coming on finances
ST. JOSEPH - The Berrien County Board on Thursday voted to extend for up to 60 days a study on whether the county's troubled Road Commission should be reorganized or even taken over by county government.
6:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Pennfield Schools superintendent out

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No reason given for Ben Laser's departure. School board president says superintendent wasn't fired
Ben Laser is no longer superintendent of Pennfield Schools after he and the district's Board of Education apparently reached a mutual agreement for him to step down. Jerry Stone, president of the Pennfield board, said Thursday the agreement was struck during a special meeting Wednesday after a three-member board committee met with Laser over the past two weeks to reach a deal.
6:12 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Comstock Township Planning Commission sends decision on Enbridge dredging to zoning board

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Enbridge spokesman says company still plans to have section of Kalamazoo River dredged by end of year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - The Comstock Township Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to refer Enbridge Inc.'s site application for its dredge work north of Morrow Lake to the zoning board of appeals. More than 15 people people spoke before the a large turnout at the Comstock Community Auditorium, most voicing opposition to the site Enbridge has chosen to locate a temporary dredge pad and water treatment facility.
Business
5:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Fears Of Bust Tinge Energy Boom In Denver

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 7:33 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene. Companies that are booming often want prestigious spaces, and this is especially true in the energy industry. The expansion of oil and gas drilling in the United States is having a major impact on the real estate market from Pennsylvania to Texas. It's certainly driving up prices and tightening the market in Denver. From Colorado Public Radio, Ben Markus reports.

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Europe
5:32 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Insulting The French President Is No Longer Always A Crime

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 7:33 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Next time you're in France, if you're moved to call the country's president stupid, it's OK. It's no longer a crime. Yesterday, the French parliament got rid of an old law from the 1880s that made insulting the president in public an automatic criminal offense. That's good news for former President Nicolas Sarkozy. He apparently called his successor, President Francois Hollande, a, quote, "ridiculous little fat man who dyes his hair."

U.S.
5:21 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Zimmerman Juror Says He 'Got Away With Murder'

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 7:33 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Another juror has now spoken out about the George Zimmerman trial. The only minority on the panel says she believes the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin got away with murder. Zimmerman was acquitted earlier this month. During the trial, the judge ordered that jurors' identities remain confidential; and that order has not yet been lifted.

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Planet Money
3:32 am
Fri July 26, 2013

What A Falling Gold Price Means For Pawn Shops

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 11:45 am

William Roman wants to borrow money, but his bank won't lend him any more. So he's turning to his local pawn shop.

For Roman, a loan from the pawn shop is a lot easier to get. He doesn't have to fill out an application. The people at the pawn shop don't check his credit — all they want is something valuable, something they call sell if Roman doesn't pay them back.

"I've pawned laptops, PlayStations," says Roman. "If I'm not using it, then I'll just go and pawn it."

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