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5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Checking Your Work, Skyhound, Grilled Salmonella.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

Our panelists predict who will be the next big bromance.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Slacker Attacker.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

Transcript

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, filling in for Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Ken Jennings, Amy Dickinson, and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Extra Extra!

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis filling in for Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson and Ken Jennings. And here again is your host ,at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill, so much. In just a minute, Bill's meditation mantra is rhyyyyyyyyyme in our Listener Limerick Challenge.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:59 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 10:52 am

More questions for the panel: Mount Effortless, Door-to-Shore Delivery.

Parallels
5:30 am
Sat June 1, 2013

After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat

Grace Aber stands in the shade of a mango tree with her children in the remote village of Tumangu in northern Uganda. Four of Aber's nine children have been diagnosed with nodding syndrome, starting with Partick (front), who first showed symptoms in 2002.
Matthew Kielty for NPR

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 8:27 am

The village of Tumangu, in northern Uganda, defines remote. It's hard even to find on maps. But it shows up frequently in news stories. Grace Aber is about to show me why.

She leads me down a narrow dirt path, passing a couple of clay huts. We get to a big mango tree. Aber's 17-year-old son, Patrick, sits under it. His shoulders are slouched. His eyes look like glass.

Aber tries to get him to say his name. A small grunt is the only sound he makes.

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Simon Says
5:29 am
Sat June 1, 2013

High School Newspapers: An Endangered Species

Student newspapers may be the latest victims of social media.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 2:49 pm

Does your local high school have a student newspaper? And in this day when a social media message saying, "Tonight's Green Design and Technology class homework sucks!" can instantly be sent to thousands, does it need to?

The New York Times reports this week that only 1 in 8 of New York's public high schools has a student newspaper — and many of those are published just a few times a year. A few more are online, which can leave out poorer schools.

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The Picture Show
5:29 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Documenting America's Environments: Then And Now

East Boston, Mass., in 1973 (left) and in 2012.
Michael P. Manheim Environmental Protection Agency

Originally published on Sat June 1, 2013 2:26 pm

In 1971, when the Environmental Protection Agency was in its early days, someone at the agency got the idea to send nearly 100 freelance photographers around America to document the country. These weren't postcard shots, but pictures of street corners, freight yards, parking lots, alleyways — wherever people were working and living. It was called Documerica, and it went on for seven years.

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