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The Man Who Keeps Fenway Park Running

Apr 7, 2019

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Juno Flies By Jupiter

Apr 7, 2019

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It's time for another entry to Lulu's Log, stardate April 7, 2019, where we explore matters of space, the stars and the universe.

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Mueller Report: Understanding Redactions

Apr 7, 2019

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On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a country, for which I'll give you an anagram. For example, PANE + L = NEPAL. The added letter at the end of the anagram will always be the last letter in the name of the country.

1. INCH + A

2. TAIL + Y

3. VITAL + A

4. ARISE + L

5. LINEAR + D

6. LOOMING + A

7. LIVES ON + A

8. ACROSTIC + A

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Also on Friday, President Trump mocked asylum-seekers coming to this country, calling their claims "a big, fat con job." That's a quote. Many of those at the border are fleeing violence in their home countries and among them, transgender people.

On-air challenge:

I'm going to give you two words. Change one letter in the first word to name a category of things. And change one letter in the second word to name something in that category.

Example: Inject Wash --> INSECT, WASP

1. Foal Thicken

2. Blower Phony

3. Ration Fiance

4. Allow Bronte

5. Wright Dunce

6. Maternal Pylon

Polls Close In Thailand's Election

Mar 24, 2019

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Voters went to the polls today in Thailand. It's that country's first election since the 2014 military coup. The current prime minister and army chief who led that coup is attempting to retain power. For more, we're joined by reporter Michael Sullivan in Bangkok.

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On a rainy day this past week, we went to visit a man named Jorge in a working-class neighborhood of Miami wedged between a highway and industrial warehouses. We walk up to the front door of a dilapidated, peach-colored duplex.

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Think of a word starting with CH- that can follow my first word and precede my second, in each case to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

Example: Dirt Skate --> CHEAP [dirt cheap, cheapskate]

1. Rocking Lift

2. Blank Mark

3. Flow Topper

4. Wind Pill

5. Lucky Bracelet

6. Fire Justice

7. Treasure Protector

8. Cover Card

9. Say Board

10. Wild Pick

On-air challenge: I've brought a game of Categories based on the word THINK. For each category I give, name something in it starting with each of the letters T-H-I-N-K. For example, if the category were "Boys' Names," you might say Tom, Hank, Ike, Nick and Kent. Any answer that works is OK, and you can give the answers in any order.

1. U.S. States

2. Football Terms

3. Parts of the Human Body

4. Things Seen on a Dinner Table

5. Five-Letter Words Ending in 'O'

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The Sex Scandals Engulfing K-Pop

Mar 17, 2019

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If you don't know, this is what K-pop sounds like.

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BIGBANG: (Singing in Korean) We gon' party like (singing in Korean).

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3 Billboards In Baltimore

Mar 10, 2019

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On-air challenge: Today's puzzle is based on the names of famous writers of mysteries, crime fiction and spy novels. Their last names have been anagrammed. You name the writers.

Example: OUST + T --> (Rex) STOUT

1. ITCHIER + S (Agatha)

2. RANCHED + L (Raymond)

3. ESSAY + R (Dorothy)

4. WEAKEST + L (Donald)

5. LENDER + L (Ruth)

6. ORDEAL + N (Elmore)

7. CAREER + L (John; 2 wds.)

8. SALONS + R (Stieg)

9. SPANIEL + L (Mickey)

10. MINGLE + F (Ian)

On-air challenge: Every answer is a word that has the accented syllable "tor" somewhere inside it.

Example: 1946 Hitchcock film --> NOTORIOUS

1. Winning

2. Someone who studies the past

3. What "!" stands for in mathematics

4. Class for one person or a very small group

5. Newspaper piece that expresses an opinion

6. Fill in the blank: ___ Guinea (country in Africa)

7. Act of twisting something out of its natural shape

8. Musical work for an orchestra

9. One of the capitals of South Africa

Growing Closer After Changing Faiths

Mar 3, 2019

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Now to one woman's story about how changing her faith brought her closer to her son. Kathryn Ross grew up in a religious family. Her father was a minister in the Church of Christ, a conservative Protestant denomination.

The Best 'Florida Man' Stories

Mar 3, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks the Miami Herald's Howard Cohen about bizarre stories situated in Florida featuring the so-called Florida Man. Read the full digital story here.

Hardcore Muskox Hunters Camp For Permits

Mar 3, 2019

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Revisiting 'New York Times Co. V. Sullivan'

Feb 24, 2019

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sent shockwaves through the legal and media worlds this week, when he said the court should revisit one of its landmark decisions about freedom of the press. It's the 1964 case New York Times vs. Sullivan.

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Let's turn now to Congress and a Democratic member there. He is Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas, and he joins us now on the line.

Congressman, good morning.

JOAQUIN CASTRO: Good morning.

On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of an Academy Awards best actress winner from over the years — except I've anagrammed their last names. You name the actresses.

Example: Emma NOTES --> Emma Stone (La La Land, 2016)

1. Julianne ROMEO

2. Meryl PESTER

3. Natalie TRAMP ON

4. Kate LET'S WIN

5. Holly THE URN

6. Jodie FOREST

7. Sally FIDEL

8. Diane A TOKEN

9. Barbra TARDINESS

10. Julie WANDERS

11. Simone TOE RINGS

12. Helen AH YES

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