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The Two-Way
11:20 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Synchronized Flushing In Zimbabwe Is Not A New Olympic Sport

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 2:10 pm

Residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, are engaging in a community-wide flushing of toilets today.

Is it a symbolic washing away of waste? A sign of protest? A commode "flash mob?"

None of the above.

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It's All Politics
9:50 am
Sat September 22, 2012

There's Still Time For Romney To Make An Effective Case

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event at the Cox Pavilion Friday in Las Vegas.
David Becker Getty Images

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 10:35 am

Despite a series of political fumbles, Mitt Romney is "still very much in the game," according to political strategist Steve Schmidt. But, he says, it will take some work.

Schmidt served as John McCain's senior strategist in the 2008 election and helped George W. Bush get reelected in 2004. He spoke with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about the Romney campaign's stresses.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

Our panelists predict what the next hidden video surprise will be.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Holy Matrimony.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

Our panelists tell us three stories of things we thought were true, that just aren't true, but only one of their stories is true. Got it?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Mo Rocca, Faith Salie and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host, at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. In just a minute, Carl says, "frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a rhyme," in our Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:22 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 11:49 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Not So Killer, a Veggie Tall Tale, and Mickey Mouse Clubbin'.

Education
8:23 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Duncan On Chicago: 'When Adults Fight, Kids Lose'

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 10:35 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Chicago teachers voted to end their strike this week, the first in 25 years, and came back to class. It brought an end to a heated confrontation between leaders of the Chicago teachers union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who repeated this phrase time and again during the strike.

MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL: This was a strike of choice and it's a wrong choice for the children. Really, it was a choice.

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