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Prediction

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Our panelists predict what will be the first product from the newly merged Kraft-Heinz.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Grainy Outlook, Smell Like A Beefcake, Toilet Treasure.

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

More questions for the panel: Romney's Romp, The Duchess of Breaking Windsor, Jazz Hands!

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Our panelists tell three stories about college ball outside of the March Madness tournaments.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Job Applicant #1, Warren's Buffet, A Different Direction.

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Not My Job: 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Gets Quizzed On Glad Men

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we've decided to ask the show's creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.

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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:19am

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Graham Yost, Review Of Courtney Barnett, 'American Crime'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:03am

Graham Yost stays true to writer Elmore Leonard while making the FX show Justified; Ken Tucker reviews Barnett's first full album; creator John Ridley and actor Benito Martinez discuss American Crime.

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Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:59am

Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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Influential Guitarist John Renbourn Dies At 70

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.

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Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball.

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At Aging Conference, Old Is The New Black

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

For the first in a series of regular discussions about aging, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Ina Jaffe from the Aging in America Conference in Chicago.

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Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 6:38am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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