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 November 2, 2012

Any Questions? #62

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel do their best to live up to their category this week: famous radio broadcasts.

Last week's challenge
Think of a seven-letter word beginning with A that names a part of the human body. Switch the first two letters and you'll get a two-word phrase that names something a superstitious person doesn't like. What is the body part and what is the thing?
Answer: The body part is the ABDOMEN, and the thing is a BAD OMEN.

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6:25 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Any Questions? #61

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on human anatomy on this week's show.

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6:25 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Any Questions? #60

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try some sleight of hand with a show about magic.

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6:25 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Any Questions? #59

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip to the great white way.

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6:25 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Any Questions? #58

Touchstone Pictures

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel embark on a trivial pursuit of happiness with a Before and After show.

Last week's challenge
Think of two five-letter synonyms for “stupid person.” One starts with D, and the other starts with I. Drop one letter, and you can rearrange the remaining nine letters to spell a process that a stupid person probably isn't very good at. What are the synonyms and what is the process?

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6:26 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Any Questions #57

It's Stupid Question day at AQ Elementary

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel finally cut to the heart of their show: this week's quiz is all about stupid questions.

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6:25 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Any Questions #56

Benedict Arnold

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch sides this week for a quiz about historical figures (and quasi-historical figures) who also switched sides.

Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase SUPREME COURT. Rearrange these 12 letters to spell a two-word phrase (eight letters in the first word, four letters in the second) that names someone who's technologically savvy. Who is it?

Answer: The person is a COMPUTER USER.

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5:18 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Any Questions #55

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel don their finest black robes for a show about famous court cases.

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Arts & Culture
9:07 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Any Questions #54

Felix Mendelssohn digs this week's show

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel kick off season two of the little quiz program that could.

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4:56 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Any Questions #53

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel wrap up the first season of the show with a segment all about The Beatles.

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