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Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:23pm

Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.

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Roseanne Cash Plays Not My Job

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:01pm

The singer songwriter tells us stories about her father, who it turns out was also a musician. (This segment originally broadcast on Nov. 23, 2011.)

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John Waters Plays Not My Job

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:01pm

The filmmaker behind Hairspray and other camp hits plays a quiz about something not campy at all. (This segment originally broadcast on April 22, 2011.)

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Gillian Flynn Plays Not My Job

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:01pm

We talk to the author of the best-selling thriller Gone Girl and other books full of sadists and murderers, and it turns out she's perfectly nice. (This segment originally broadcast on July 12, 2013.)

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Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:01pm

We interview the brewer behind Sprecher Brewery in Milwaukee, and beg him for free samples. (This segment originally broadcast on Nov. 17, 2012.)

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Jim Bouton Plays Not My Job

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:01pm

The former Yankees pitcher tells us the secrets of the locker room. (This segment originally broadcast on April 14, 2012.)

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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:38pm

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:02pm

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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Sexism, Only This Time About Men

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:52pm

Some males question whether NPR values men's positions — and lives — as much as women's.

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:47pm

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:33pm

His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report.

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