Prediction

Jul 1, 2017
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we'll ask our panelists now that "Harry Potter" is 20 years old, who will be the next big kids' book hero? But first, let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater with miles of white sand beaches on Florida's Gulf Coast and cultural attractions, including St. Pete's Dali Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, 90 miles west of Orlando at visitstpeteclearwater.com; the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, supporting NPR and member station WFYI in Indianapolis, working together to cover stories and issues that inform listeners in Indiana and beyond by providing critical information about the factors influencing education; and Fifth Generation, Inc., makers of Tito's Handmade Vodka, still independently owned by Tito Beveridge - that's his name - distilled and bottled in Austin, Texas, American-made and gluten-free. Recipes and more at titosvodka.com.

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LUKE BURBANK: A hero all kids in 20 years will be able to relate to, "Asthma Boy And The Chamber Of Pre-Existing Conditions."

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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ROXANNE ROBERTS: "Captain Underpants' Career-Planning Guide: Anyone Can Grow Up To Be President - No, Really."

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SAGAL: And Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Winning the 2030 award for juvenile literature - "Art Of The Deal" by Donald J. Trump.

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BILL KURTIS: And if any of that happens, we're going to ask you about it right here on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Luke Burbank, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett.

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