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Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

Out Of The Lab And Into The Streets, Science Community Marches For Science

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets to advocate for public support for science and technology today in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.

Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal."

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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:11pm

"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.

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Trump Awards Purple Heart In First Visit To Walter Reed Military Hospital

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 2:10pm

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

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More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:17pm

Taliban fighters killed the soldiers at a base in the northern part of the country, in one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan base since the war began.

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Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

Now that he's out of work at Fox News, our panelists predict what Bill O'Reilly will do next.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.


Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks... Let's Get Bi-det! Starbucks Clear; Crackerjack Pants

Panel Questions

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

We take a trip to the Trump Dump; Loose Juice

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

Our panelists read three stories about a head of state upsetting their people with erratic behavior, only one of which is true.

Round One

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

The Tao of Tidy Bowl

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Where-craft Carriers? The O'Reilly Ick Factor; Calling all Cars

Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of cookbooks and a popular show on the Food Network.

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Sobbing Passenger, Near Fight Caught On Video Of American Airlines Incident

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:30am

A tense confrontation between an airline and a passenger was captured on video, Friday. This time, an American Airlines employee is accused of hitting a woman with a stroller.

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For Carrie Brownstein, Music Fandom Started At The Record Store

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:00am

As a teenager, the Sleater-Kinney guitarist's local record shop, Rubato Records, became the site of an awakening. "I felt like I had discovered a treasure chest," she says, "and I dove in."

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Indiana University Bars Applicants With Sexual Violence History From Competition

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:55am

Student athlete applicants with histories of domestic or sexual violence will no longer be eligible to play at IU.

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Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:18am

"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."

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David McCullough's Collected Speeches Will Give Your 'American Spirit' A Boost

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:00am

Speeches in book form are a reliable cash cow for publishers, and tend to fall into the "last minute gift idea" category. But David McCullough's new The American Spirit is a happy exception.

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Songs We Love: Alex Cuba, 'Todas Las Cabezas Están Locas'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:00am

The Canadian-based Cuban singer is a deep thinker with a flair for catchy melodies. His new single is just the tip of the iceberg of an upcoming album full of creativity and passion.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)




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