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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the weeks news: The Spy Who Loved His Biographer; Climbing Mt. Fiscal; Stockpiling Twinkies

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Fri November 16, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: Gasoline with a hint of cherry and an insouciant finish.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists tell three outlandish stories about supply and demand.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

More questions for the panel: A Victory for Tacky Souvenirs; The Gettysburg Break-Up; Devolution of the Species.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: France's Choco-Tax; Speedstick Never Tasted So Good; How To Work In Your PJs.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Charlie Pierce and Faith Salie have a tie for the lead, Peter. Each of them has three points, and Mo Rocca has two.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Milwaukee's Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Courtesy Randy Sprecher

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 9:03 am

Randy Sprecher came to Milwaukee years ago to make beer for one of the big breweries. But he didn't like the beer he was making so he founded his own brewery ... and now, his friends keep showing up at his door all the time with lame excuses.

We've invited Sprecher to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists predict, now that the FBI is looking through everyone's email, what will be the next scandal they uncover?

NWPR Books
2:14 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

'Round House,' 'Forevers' Win National Book Awards

Eric Miller AP

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 1:42 pm

The National Book Awards announced Wednesday night honored both longtime writers and new authors, from Louise Erdrich who won for her novel The Round House to Katherine Boo, who was honored for her debut nonfiction work, Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

Erdrich has been a highly regarded author for nearly 30 years. She'd been a finalist twice before but said being honored is "all the more meaningful when you're older ... because you don't know if your years of writing at your very best are behind you."

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The Salt
2:06 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

EPA Says Its Ethanol Rules Aren't Driving Up Food Prices

A sign on the pump advertises the ethanol content of the gasoline as a motorist reaches for the gas pump in his truck at a filling station in Bellmead, Texas.
LM Otero AP

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 12:47 pm

The ethanol industry is happy with the Environmental Protection Agency today. If you're worried about the price of meat, though, you may not be so pleased.

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