Following last week’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! segment on The Big Something, we received a staggering amount of requests for more Carl Kasell. Well, your wish is our command: we have included every bit of our interview with Kasell, including some never-before-aired snippets of Kasell making laser sounds during the Wait Wait… Don’t […]

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When NPR’s venerable quiz show taped their program at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, we lurked about behind the scenes to see what really goes on. We learned that Carl Kasell is a ridiculously nice guy, Peter Sagal works way harder than you think and Tom Bodett is much more erudite in […]

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OK, Big Something subscribers. We don’t ask much of you. Many of you Big Something subscribers are already KRCC Members, which is all we could ever ask for. And we’d guess that many of you will be attending the live taping of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me on Thursday, May 6.

Here’s Peter Sagal […]

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Ahead of a vote, a wild-haired populist is splitting conservatives. Born rich, he vows to fight for working class. He points out Obama’s Kenyan roots. He’s not Trump. He’s London Mayor Boris Johnson.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Almost all of the district’s 97 schools are closed again as lawmakers debate legislation that would extend school funding. Without it, many teachers would lose paychecks for days already worked.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · People were asked to do six 30-minute sessions that included cognitive behavioral therapy and problem-solving therapy. They were less likely to develop major depression than other people at risk.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and force behind Hamilton, is nominated for three individual awards, including best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · They’ve fried hard shell tacos, made a gooey pot of queso, even whipped up a batch of rainbow sprinkle-covered doughnuts. All in a dollhouse kitchen roughly 1/12 the normal size.
 

May 3, 2016 | NPR · Violinist and author Anna Smaill’s musical training shows through in her debut novel. The Chimes is set in a post-apocalyptic London where a mysterious order controls the population via music.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · After several days of strange messages and teases, Radiohead has finally released a new song. Called “Burn The Witch,” it arrives via a claymation video with echoes of a cult-classic horror film.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · The Leeds-based band is back with another surreal pop song that asks the question, “What would you be like if you weren’t told you were a boy or a girl?”
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Before Jay Reatard released the landmark Blood Visions, he made spring-loaded garage-punk with The Lids’ Alix Brown. A new compilation collects the duo’s singles.
 

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