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5:59pm

Wed June 20, 2012
The Two-Way

PHOTOS: A Scene From A Greek Wildfire

A Roma boy stands at a burnt Roma encampment, where the fire broke out in the industrial zone of Athens on Wednesday.
Angelos Tzortzinis AFP/Getty Images

We were stunned by the photographs coming out of a wildfire near Athens today. They were taken by Angelos Tzortzinis after a fire that burned inside an air force base.

The AP moved a story about it, earlier today. But Tzortzinis found that the fire had also affected an encampment of Romas and took these haunting images for the Agence France Presse:

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5:48pm

Wed June 20, 2012
This Is NPR

Pie Week Heats Up at NPR HQ

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 11:59 am

"Medieval Meat Pie"
Jessica Schreibstein

In preparation for Pie Week (airing July 2-7), and just in time for the 4th of July, Morning Edition and The Salt are asking listeners and staff to weigh in on the food that never misses a picnic: pie. The research got heated yesterday at an in-house pie contest where NPR staff submitted sweet and savory treats representing regions across the country.

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5:35pm

Wed June 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Some Zoo Animals Drown Because Of Flooding In Minnesota

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 5:50 pm

Minnesota is seing the worst flooding in decades. Heavy flooding in Duluth caused the evacuations of homes and also caused the death 11 zoo animals at the Superior Zoo in Duluth.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that two seals escaped from their exhibits. MPR reports:

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5:21pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Monkey See

Binky, We Hardly Knew Ye: Groening Ends His 'Life In Hell' Comic Strip

Detail from the final Life In Hell (click to see the full strip).
Matt Groening Acme Features Syndicate

"Love," wrote Matt Groening, "is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."

Say that last bit out loud: At night, the ice weasels come.

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4:57pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Ask Me Another

I-Tunes

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

This is ASK ME ANOTHER. I'm your host Ophira Eisenberg, the biggest know-it-all you'll ever meet because I already have the answers. Ha, ha. First off joining me is Jonathan Coulton.

(APPLAUSE)

JONATHAN COULTON: Yo!

EISENBERG: Thank you for providing our music tonight. And our puzzle gurus, Art Chung and John Chaneski.

(APPLAUSE)

ART CHUNG: Hi, Ophira.

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4:57pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Ask Me Another

Members Only

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's bring up our next two fearless contestants. Welcome ladies.

ANJANA SAMANT: Hello.

LISA JONES: Thank you.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: We have Lisa Jones. Lisa, I'm told by my producers you are a goddess in training.

JONES: It's true.

(LAUGHTER)

JONES: But really do you have to ask?

EISENBERG: No, I don't. I mean I was going to say fully formed, but it's good to know you feel like you still have more (unintelligible).

JONES: I fully expect to be deified some day.

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4:57pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Ask Me Another

Bankable Stars

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Let's go to our next game. Standing in front of me, are our next two contestants, Leslie Billig. And Leslie is a crossword puzzle editor.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I know. The audience is like, oh my goodness. And we also have Nisse Greenberg.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Nisse's a math whizz. He teaches on a volunteer basis to kids, so you really have to like math to do that.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And he's originally from Bangor, Maine, but a vegetarian. You've never tried the lobster? Not even once?

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4:57pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Ask Me Another

Better Than Bieber

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG "BABY")

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Ah yes.

Jonathan, are you hearing this?

JONATHAN COULTON: Oh yeah, can you hear it too?

EISENBERG: Yeah, I know.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: 'Cause I just have it playing in my head all the time, it's Justin Bieber.

EISENBERG: Oh, you do. Yeah, yeah, it is Justin Bieber.

COULTON: Oh no, no, wait a second. If Justin Bieber's our mystery guest, you know, my daughter is never going to forgive me for not letting her come to the show.

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4:57pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Ask Me Another

Person, Place, Or Thing

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

OK, now for a little number we like to call Person, Place Or Thing. In front of me now is Matt Chrisman. Hello, Matt.

MATT CHRISMAN: Hello.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Now Matt received this word from our producers. You're really into quizzes, this is your thing, quizzes and trivia and what have you. You're a puzzle expert?

CHRISMAN: Yeah, yeah.

EISENBERG: And also a freelance writer doing film reviews?

CHRISMAN: Well yeah, a polite way of saying unemployed, but...

(LAUGHTER)

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4:57pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Ask Me Another

Reverse Spelling Bee

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 9:58 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

OK everybody; this is what we've all been waiting for. It's time to bring our winners back to play in our quick fire, ultimate death, grand finale, showcase showdown final Ask Me One More Time.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: From I-Tunes, we have April Salazar. From Members Only, Lisa Jones. From Bankable Stars, Leslie Billig. And from Person, Place or Thing, Matt Chrisman. Here they are.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right, John, what is the final challenge?

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