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Planet Money
6:46 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

377: Can Lincoln Be Cool Again?

Lincoln's staking its future on this car.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 9:31 pm

Lincolns used to be the coolest cars in the world. They used to be driven by kings, moguls and celebrities. Today, Lincolns are driven by the old, the out-of-touch, and the guys hustling you at the airport.

On today's show: How Lincoln is trying to regain its former glory — and how the story of Lincoln may be the story of the U.S. auto industry, for better or for worse.

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The Two-Way
6:16 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Markets Post Best Week Of The Year

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 6:30 pm

The markets ended in positive territory for the fourth day in a row, capping off the best week this year.

Of course, last week, was painful with big losses. The Wall Street Journal reports on the numbers:

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Middle East
6:14 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

In A Syrian Village, Evidence Of A Slaughter

Anti-government protesters in the northern Syrian village of Hass protest on Thursday following the deaths of dozens of civilians a day earlier in the village of Mazraat al-Qubair. The banner reads, "The al-Qubair massacre challenges the world's humanity."
Edlib News Network AP

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 10:03 pm

NPR correspondent Deborah Amos joined U.N. monitors and a small group of journalists Friday who were able to enter the Syrian village of Mazraat al-Qubair, where 78 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday by pro-government forces, according to opposition activists.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on to our final, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Roxanne Roberts has the lead, Peter. She has four points. Mo Rocca and P.J. O'Rourke are tied for second; they both have two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank. But first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888, 924-8924.

Or you can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Cleveland on June 28th.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 am

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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 Roxanne Roberts, P.J. O'Rourke and Mo Rocca. And, here again is your host, at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 am

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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 his week with Mo Rocca, P.J. O'Rourke and Roxanne Roberts. And, here again is your host, at The Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Right now, it is 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!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody that they can join us most weeks back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, of course it is time for you to answer some questions about the week's news.

Roxanne, to allay concerns from an increasingly nervous public, the Centers for Disease Control issued a statement saying that there is, in fact, no real danger of what?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 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 Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 11:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what problem will Disney solve next? Mr. P.J. O'Rourke?

P.J. O'ROURKE: Peace, love and understanding, which is why they're getting rid of Donald Duck.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: It will save the Miss Universe pageant by allowing women, women who used to be men, fairy princesses and transgendered mice with big ears.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca?

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