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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

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  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00am
    Peter Buttigieg joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondabolu.
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:00am
    Dr. Michael Rosbash, a 2017 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Tom Bodett, and Helen Hong.
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:00am
    Krysten Ritter, actress/author, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Peter Grosz, and Bim Adewunmi.
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:00am
    Al Roker joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Alonzo Bodden.
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:00am
    Rian Johnson, writer and director of The Last Jedi, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Adam Felber.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 30, 2017

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 30, 2017

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Prediction

Sep 23, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 23, 2017

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It is now time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Sep 23, 2017

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Prediction

Sep 16, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 16, 2017

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Now it is time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 16, 2017

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Local government roundup: 09/11/17

Sep 11, 2017
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This week in local government in San Luis Obispo County, the board of supervisors has a full agenda of grant and funding allocation items, such as $755,000 for marketing and advertising for the San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District for the next fiscal year. The board will also hold a hearing on issuing bonds to help pay for upgrades to facilities for developmentally disabled people in the county, and review the county’s year-end budget report. 

Last Friday, a federal judge in Manhattan ordered that the first and most famous verse of the Civil Rights era anthem "We Shall Overcome" belongs in the public domain.

Plaintiffs in the case had asked the judge to negate a half-century-old copyright by four songwriters, including the late Pete Seeger.

Updated at 11:50 p.m. ET

Irma, once a powerful and longrunning hurricane, weakened to a tropical depression as it moved through Georgia on its way to Alabama. It continues to dump heavy rain but all surge warnings have been canceled.

Irma has left behind dangerous floodwaters, power outages for millions of people and the debris it has made of human possessions across Florida.

The huge storm remained a Category 1 hurricane through early Monday, before finally being downgraded to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 9, 2017

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which they answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

If someone asked you where you were and what you were doing on a certain day, would you know? Could you give them exact details and describe how the day progressed? For most people, the answer is probably no, but there are some days that are unforgettable for one reason or another. For those days, it's likely that you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing.

Prediction

Sep 9, 2017

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Prediction

Sep 2, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 2, 2017

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 2, 2017

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Prediction

Aug 26, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Aug 26, 2017

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Limericks

Aug 26, 2017

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Panel Question

Aug 19, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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One of my favorite interviews of the past year was with Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in every one of the eight films until he got too old, and the lightning scar got all wrinkly.

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Prediction

Aug 12, 2017

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Limericks

Aug 12, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 12, 2017

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Now it's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Aug 5, 2017

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In just a minute - since last week, we asked our panelists to predict how Scaramucci would get in trouble and get fired and he was fired, this week, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will make Trump turn on his new chief of staff, John Kelly, and fire him.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 5, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 5, 2017

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Prediction

Jul 29, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will cause President Trump to turn on Anthony Scaramucci...

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