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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: France's Choco-Tax; Speedstick Never Tasted So Good; How To Work In Your PJs.

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

More questions for the panel: A Victory for Tacky Souvenirs; The Gettysburg Break-Up; Devolution of the Species.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the weeks news: The Spy Who Loved His Biographer; Climbing Mt. Fiscal; Stockpiling Twinkies

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists predict, now that the FBI is looking through everyone's email, what will be the next scandal they uncover?

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2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Milwaukee's Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Courtesy Randy Sprecher

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 9:03 am

Randy Sprecher came to Milwaukee years ago to make beer for one of the big breweries. But he didn't like the beer he was making so he founded his own brewery ... and now, his friends keep showing up at his door all the time with lame excuses.

We've invited Sprecher to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists tell three outlandish stories about supply and demand.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: Gasoline with a hint of cherry and an insouciant finish.

The Salt
2:06 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

EPA Says Its Ethanol Rules Aren't Driving Up Food Prices

A sign on the pump advertises the ethanol content of the gasoline as a motorist reaches for the gas pump in his truck at a filling station in Bellmead, Texas.
LM Otero AP

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 12:47 pm

The ethanol industry is happy with the Environmental Protection Agency today. If you're worried about the price of meat, though, you may not be so pleased.

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It's All Politics
2:02 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Florida Judge Denies Call For Recount, But Allen West Continues Quest

Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., has refused to concede defeat in his House race.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 3:56 pm

A Florida judge on Friday denied Republican Rep. Allen West's last-ditch bid for a recount of early-voting ballots in the close and ugly re-election race he is losing to Democrat Patrick Murphy.

West's effort to wrest the race from Murphy, who is leading in a race that has yet to be officially called, now goes to the St. Lucie County elections board, which was scheduled to review his complaint late Friday.

It was unclear when it would rule.

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Shots - Health News
2:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

This Is How Diabetes Swept The Nation

The march of diabetes across the nation.
Stephanie d'Otreppe NPR

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 3:22 am

When it comes to diabetes, just about everyone has heard there's an epidemic upon us.

In 2010, about 18.8 million people of all ages in the U.S. had been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 7 million had diabetes but hadn't been diagnosed.

How much have things changed?

Back in 1995, about 4.5 percent of adults in the U.S. had been diagnosed with diabetes. By 2010, the prevalence had zoomed to 8.2 percent.

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