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3:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Week In News: Payroll Tax Cut, China VP Visit

In a victory for the White House, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed an extension of the payroll tax cut on Friday after weeks of refusal. Host Mary Louise Kelly speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the political reasoning behind the vote.

NPR Story
3:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

The Future Of Children's Books

Originally published on Sat February 18, 2012 6:41 pm

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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

So here's a conundrum for parents. If you have kids, you get told over and over limit their screen time. And you're also told, instead of screen time, get them reading more, which is all well and good, except that these days, many children do their reading on a screen, which raises some interesting questions about how children read today and what direction things are headed in children's book publishing.

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Media
1:20 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Careful With That Fire, Drinking And Litter: 70 Years Of The Ad Council's Advice

"The Crying Indian," became an iconic messenger of the Ad Council's anti-pollution campaign.
Courtesy of the Ad Council

"Loose lips sink ships." "Only you can prevent forest fires." "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." "Take a bite out of crime." Sound familiar?

Those tag lines are just a few of the many ads created by the Ad Council, a nonprofit organization that was founded in the 1940s by the leaders of the advertising industry and President Franklin Roosevelt.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A breath of fresh caffeine; a school kids can't wait to attend; and bedtime stories to avoid.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Prediction

Our panelists predict who will be the next headline-friendly sports star?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about new ways to make your wedding unforgettable.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat February 18, 2012 1:41 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 Mo Rocca, Peter Grosz and Kyrie O'Connor. And here again is your host, at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you so much. In just a minute, Carl honors the success of Jeremy Lin, with a special listener Linrick challenge.

MO ROCCA: Oh, Linrick. Linrick, right?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Opening Pane Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Downton Blabby.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: A Visit from the New Boss; This week's GOP favorite; and Lin-diculous Headlines

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