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Carol Sloane On Piano Jazz

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:00pm

Sloane's command of The Great American Songbook is unmatched. Revisit this singer's performance of standards such as "Cheek to Cheek" in this 2002 episode.

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The Prime Directive

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Our two finalists go head to head in this math-inspired final round. The catch? Each answer has a prime number in it.

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Mystery Guest

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Amanda Brennan's job title is "Senior Content Insights Manager." Ophira and Jonathan ask yes-or-no questions to figure out what on earth she actually does.

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Pun-DMC

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Based on Jonathan Coulton's performance of that new-and-maybe-improved song, can you figure out the artist's modified name?

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Superhero Sweep

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Ophira and Jonathan pretend to be superheroes trying to claim objects from a lost and found, and contestants ring in to guess who those superheroes are.

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Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.

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Isle Of Accents

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

It's time for a special audio edition of This, That or The Other. We'll play a clip of an actor attempting an English, Scottish, or Irish accent.

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Artisanal Junk Food

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:56am

Welcome to the Ask Me Another Grille, a restaurant that only serves junk food. Based on our waiters' overly-fancy descriptions of items on the menu, can you guess what snack they're talking about?

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Trump Pick For Sentencing Commission Has History Of Racially Charged Remarks

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:44am

The president has nominated a lawyer who's adopted a tough approach to drug crimes and who has a history of making racially charged remarks about punishment to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

The Best Latinx Films Of 2017 Won't Win An Oscar. They Weren't Even Nominated

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:43am

Latino filmmakers depict compelling histories of two Chicano civil rights figures in new films airing on PBS.

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Mike Huckabee Resigns From Music Education Board After Fierce Backlash From Nashville

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:39am

Huckabee's appointment to the board of the Country Music Association Foundation, a music education initiative, lasted a single day.

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Ed Schrader's Music Beat, And Guest Member Dan Deacon, Explain Their 'Riddles'

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:24am

Lyricist and singer Ed Schrader, bassist Devlin Rice and honorary band member Dan Deacon break down the process of creating Riddles, their newest piece of skittering minimalism.

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Pokey LaFarge On Mountain Stage

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:44am

LaFarge offers an auditory time warp back to the glory days of swing jazz while re-imagining the genre into a modern style of his own.

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