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Panel Round One

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:33pm

Move over, Freddy Krueger.

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Who's Bill This Time

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:33pm

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Wetting Ourselves, Shaken Bottles and Super Spectator Brothers.

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Not My Job: Gov. Deval Patrick Gets Quizzed On Burning Man

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:33pm

The governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts will answer three questions about the annual art festival taking place in the desert of northern Nevada.

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McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:27pm

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:10pm

Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.

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Episode 564: The Signature

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:47pm

Today on the show: the signature. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did it come from. And why are we still using it.

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Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:08pm

The 10-year-old watching cartoons, reportedly became annoyed at the construction racket outside his window. So, he took a knife and sliced through the worker's rappelling apparatus.

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Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:42pm

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.

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New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:39pm

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of the city's public schools. Now, the district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.

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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:28pm

Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.

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In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:12pm

An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book, A Crack in the Edge of the World.

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Ferguson's Protests Fade, But Locals Wonder About The Way Forward

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

Thousands turned out for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Youth Radio reporter Myles Bess, who lives in Oakland, Calif., lived through the police shooting of another unarmed black teen named Oscar Grant five years ago. Bess traveled to Ferguson and reflected on what happens next.

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Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Fla. Governor's Race

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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Fear Not The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

Vacationers will be flocking to Maryland's Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend. The fastest way to get there is across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but that's an obstacle for those afraid of bridges. Fortunately, there's a service that offers to drive their cars across the bridge while they sit in the backseat.

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The Spectacle Of The Beheading: A Grisly Act With A Long History

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

Videos and other images of beheadings have appeared with increasing frequency in recent weeks. Dawn Perlmutter, director of the Symbol Intelligence Group, discusses the symbolism of this grim ritual.

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New Biopic Returns A Beloved Mexican Icon To The Big Screen

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

The beloved Mexican actor known as Cantinflas is often referred to as the Latin Charlie Chaplin. His humor tweaked the rich and powerful. His speech was goofy and intelligent at the same time, and he made some 50 movies between 1936 and 1981. And now, a new film addresses the actor's life.

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NFL Commissioner On Controversial Suspension: 'I Didn't Get It Right'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL's new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice's alleged domestic abuse.

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Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.

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Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:07pm

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.

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