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5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

The 'Truth' About Why We Lie, Cheat And Steal

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 8:49 pm

Chances are, you're a liar. Maybe not a big liar — but a liar nonetheless. That's the finding of Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He's run experiments with some 30,000 people and found that very few people lie a lot, but almost everyone lies a little.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

All Mixed Up

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

All right, so this is what we've all been waiting for. This is our Ask Me One More final round.

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EISENBERG: We have all the winners from our previous games. We have from John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, David Balutanski.

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EISENBERG: From Talk The Talk, Mike Taylor.

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EISENBERG: From Love Triangles, Mary Elmer-DeWitt.

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EISENBERG: Tasty Tunes, Sean Hawkins.

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EISENBERG: And Not Quite French, Rachel Falk.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Not Quite French

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

(French spoken)

(APPLAUSE)

WILL HINES: Bientot.

EISENBERG: It's pretty good French, right?

HINES: Not really. So it is? I don't know.

EISENBERG: Oh right, OK. I'll go back to English and we'll describe why I just did that. But that was amazing, you'll see. Hi Rachel.

RACHEL FALK: Hello.

EISENBERG: Welcome Rachel Falk. Hey, you're a volunteer guide at the Natural History Museum?

FALK: Yes, I am.

EISENBERG: That's so exciting.

FALK: Yes, it is cool.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Tasty Tunes

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

We're back with our next contestant. This is -

WILL HINES: Oh he looks smart.

EISENBERG: Sean Hawkins. Hi Sean.

SEAN HAWKINS: Hello Ophira, how are you?

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EISENBERG: Good.

Now Sean, I have here that you're a computer scientist, is that correct?

HAWKINS: That is correct, yes.

EISENBERG: You're good - you're super smart then?

HAWKINS: I don't know if you could say that, but I'll take it from you. Thank you.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Love Triangles

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

We have our next two fearless contestants onstage. Everybody welcome Mary and Phil Elmer-DeWitt.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: They are married. This is going to be excellent. You guys are pitting against each other in the trivia game. This is amazing that you go against each other. Do you have anything personally at stake depending on who wins?

MARY ELMER-DEWITT: No.

EISENBERG: Good, good, that's a happy marriage.

ELMER-DEWITT: No, it's win win.

EISENBERG: Win win, adorable.

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Talk The Talk

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's play our next game. Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants, Mike Taylor and Lisa Schreibman.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right. Mike, I am told by our producers you are an attorney, but more interesting than that, if there could be possibly something more interesting, you won a Chevy Impala in a contest where you had to stay rocking in a rocking chair for 90 hours?

MIKE TAYLOR: That's correct, I did, yes.

(LAUGHTER)

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EISENBERG: What - where was that?

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Ask Me Another
5:16 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 9:19 am

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

This is ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm your host Ophira Eisenberg, the biggest know-it-all you'll ever meet, because I already have the answers. First off I'd like to introduce you to our musical maven Shonali Bhowmik.

(APPLAUSE)

SHONALI BHOWMIK: Hi Ophira.

EISENBERG: Hi.

BHOWMIK: Hi.

EISENBERG: And our two puzzle gurus, John Chaneski and Will Hines.

(APPLAUSE)

JOHN CHANESKI: Hi Ophira. Hello everyone.

WILL HINES: Hello, hello.

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Middle East
5:08 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Israel Presents Itself As Haven For Gay Community

Israel is now marketing itself internationally as welcoming to the gay community. Participants in the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem are shown here on July 29, 2010.
Ronen Zvulun Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 8:56 am

The sun is setting, gay pride flags wave next to the water, same-sex couples kiss and cuddle on the beach. This is Tel Aviv — which the government of Israel is now pushing as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world — and gay tourism is booming.

"It's a place you have to go, good parties, nice people, beautiful people and just different from all the other tourist destinations you can go to," says Jorg Grosskopf, a German tourist who, together with his partner, Peter, is on his seventh vacation in Israel.

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Shots - Health Blog
4:53 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Mental Illness Is Up Close In One Actor's Family

Calen Pick, a nephew of actor Glenn Close, lives with schizo-affective disorder.
Courtesy of Jessie Close

Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close is known for her roles in movies like Fatal Attraction and Air Force One and now the hit TV show Damages. But she's also playing a more prominent role raising awareness about mental illness.

She was inspired by her sister Jessie Close, who lives with bipolar disorder, as well as her nephew Calen Pick, who has schizo-affective disorder.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Wisconsinites 'Reach Out' To Heal Partisan Divide

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 7:44 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Tomorrow brings an end, at least officially, to a long and bitter fight in Wisconsin. The sharply divided state will vote on whether to let Republican Governor Scott Walker keep his job or send him home early. The recall has so polarized voters that some friends, co-workers, even family members have simply stopped talking politics with one another.

Well, NPR's David Schaper introduces us now to a handful of Wisconsinites who decided to do the exact opposite.

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