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Fresh Air Weekend
2:33 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Fresh Air Weekend: Fermenting, Joan Rivers

Yogurt is produced by the bacterial fermentation of milk. "Bacteria in our gut enable us to live," says author Sandor Katz. "We could not survive without bacteria."
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Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 12:17 pm

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:


Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself And Everyone Else: Comedian Joan Rivers' new book I Hate Everyone, Starting With Me details the things Rivers can't stand.

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The Two-Way
9:41 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Anti-Bullying Case: Students Ordered To Hit 6-Year-Old, Police Say

A kindergarten teacher who allegedly forced students to strike a boy accused of being a bully will lose her job, according to the suburban San Antonio school district where officials say the actions took place. According to reports, as many as 24 students were ordered to strike the boy.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 am

More questions for the panel: Leave No Child Blue, An Aviation Innovation, and They Do More Than Waddle.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Models Need A Change, Skinnysaurus, and A Shelled Split.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what animal has a secret life? Mr. Roy Blount, Jr.?

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Monkeys. They are appalled by their portrayal in the popular culture, because they have no sense of humor. They also think that when you bang two little cymbals together it sounds really pretty.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson?

AMY DICKINSON: Those blind and naked mole rats aren't actually naked. These shy, nocturnal creatures are really wearing teeny tiny spandex body suits.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 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 Maz Jobrani, Amy Dickinson, and Roy Blount, Jr. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you so much.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information about upcoming shows in Chicago and our show in Cleveland June 28th, you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news.

Maz, some good news. This week Congress asked the TSA to stop pat-downs and other invasive procedures with a particularly vulnerable segment of citizens. Who?

MAZ JOBRANI: The elderly.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 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 Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you all so much. Thank you so much. I'm just as excited as you are. We have a great show for you today. We've got the great novelist John Irving coming on to play our game later.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Novelist John Irving Plays Not My Job

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Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 11:54 am

John Irving is the author of The World According To Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Cider House Rules and many other works of fiction. His latest novel is called In One Person.

We've invited Irving to play a game called "The World According to Gorp." Garp is about sex, castration and bears. Gorp, on the other hand, is the mix of "good old raisins and peanuts" you eat when you're hiking.

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