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On Aging
6:07 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Baby Boomers' Last Wishes: Motorcycle Hearses And Facebook Obits

Lew Bird says that before passing away, his friend requested that his funeral include one last ride on a motorcycle.
Peter Gray for NPR

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 7:02 pm

Old Aristocracy Hill isn't a part of Springfield, Ill., that draws a lot of attention. The quiet neighborhood dates back to before the Civil War, its historic homes now carefully preserved by proud business owners.

But outside a stately funeral home, a large black-and-chrome Harley Davidson motorcycle trike pulls out of the parking lot, towing a matching casket in its glass-sided trailer.

It's not something you would expect to see, but it's exactly what 67-year-old Lew Bird says his friend Dave Rondelli wanted: one last ride.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

When In Doubt, Add Butter

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 11:29 am

Celebrity chef Paula Deen plays a quiz about tofu.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Eat This

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 11:29 am

Classic questions for our panel about food and drink.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Feeding The President

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 11:29 am

White House Chef Sam Kass joins us to play a quiz about things that are bad for you.

Latin America
4:52 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Policymakers Planning For A Venezuela After Chavez

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 7:02 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Hugo Chavez has dominated Venezuela for so long that it's hard to imagine what the country would be like without him in charge. Opposition leaders are hoping for a new, more democratic system. But powerful factions in Venezuela want things to stay just as they are. Because the country is a key player in the region, NPR's Tom Gjelten says the U.S. is now making its own plans for life after Chavez.

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