Any Questions?

Friday at 6:25 p.m. on Northeast Report Late Edition

Last week's challenge: Start with the name of our special guest WALTER HICKEY. Change one letter to a C and you can spell a two-word phrase (seven letters, five letters) that names something a delusional person might need. What is it?

Answer: If you change the W to a C, you can spell REALITY CHECK.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG

On-air questions: On July 25, 1969, Neil Young played his first show with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash at the Fillmore East in New York City. To commemorate this historic musical moment, this week I've brought a quiz about the members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

1. After almost three years of secrecy and speculation, it was finally revealed in January of 2000 that David Crosby was the biological father to Bailey and Beckett, the children of what singer and her partner?  
2. In 1997, Stephen Stills became the first person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice on the same night. One of his inductions was with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the other was for his work in what band, of which Neil Young was also a member?
3. Besides being an accomplished musician, Graham Nash is also an avid collector of photographs. In 1990, he sold at auction his collection of 2000 prints, which set the record at the time for the highest grossing sale of a private photograph collection. Which New York auction house handled the sale?
4. In 1994, Neil Young was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. The song shares its title with the film it's featured in, and it lost the Oscar to a Bruce Springsteen song whose title has the film's title in it. What film was it?
5. Released only one month after the incident that inspired it, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s protest song "Ohio" was written in reaction to the tragedy at Kent State. What president is name-checked in the lyrics?

Extra Credit

1. At what famous event did Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young open their set by saying, "This is only the second time we've performed in front of people"?
2. On July 30, 2008, Crosby, Stills & Nash performed their song "Teach Your Children" on a late-night talk show, with the host taking Neil Young's part, while mockingly dressed as Young. On what show did this performance take place?

This week's challenge

Start with the names NASH and STILLS. Drop one letter, then rearrange the rest to spell a four-letter word for some tiny things, and a five-letter word that names things built by the tiny things. What are they?

About Any Questions?

WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other venues. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.

Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC. 

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Any Questions? #111

Guest answerer Neville Fogarty

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome another guest to play.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Any Questions #110

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show about people who go by their initials.

Last week's challenge

Start with the phrase SEARCH ENGINE. Drop one letter, then rearrange the rest to spell a six-letter word and a five-letter word that each name a part of a laptop computer. What are the words?

Answer: If you change the A to an E, you can spell SCREEN and HINGE.
 
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: PEOPLE WITH INITIALS

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Any Questions? #109

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on Google's doodles.

Last week's challenge
Start with the name of last week's featured award, the PALME D'OR. Change one letter to an E and rearrange the result to spell the two-word name of a type of tree. What is it?
Answer: If you change the O to an E, you can spell RED MAPLE.

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6:25 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Any Questions? #108

Last week's challenge
Start with the 10-letter name of a town on the Hudson River. Change the U to a V, then rearrange the result to spell a word naming places that many history buffs visit. What is the town and what are the places?
Answer: The town is SAUGERTIES, and if you follow the directions you can spell GRAVESITES.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: THE PALME D'OR

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Any Questions? #107

Henry Hudson

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip down the Hudson.

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6:25 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Any Questions? #106

John Linnell and John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants
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WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh back to the program for a quiz about repetition.

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Any Questions? #105

WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on “hot” things.

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6:25 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Any Questions? #104

WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on famous Franklins.

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6:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Any Questions? #103

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WAMC’s Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on past Sports Illustrated’s Sportsmen of the Year.

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6:06 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Any Questions? #102

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show appropriately about trades.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase MIND THE GAP. Change one letter to an S then rearrange the result to spell a word starting with S that names an action that would most likely be unsafe in a subway tunnel. What is the word?

Answer: If you change an H to an S, you can spell Stampeding.

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