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  • Creative Ways to Save at the Pump

    California drivers feeling the pinch

    With the price of gas and diesel fuel going through the roof, many Americans are meeting the challenge with some innovative ways to save money. All it takes is a little extra time to plan a route, and sometimes a lot of creativity. Hint: golf carts aren't always just for golfing.

  • Let's Play San Francisco Hide-a-Torch!

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- Yale literature professor Amy Hungerford, Simon Doonan, author and creative director of Barneys New York, and writer John Ridley, who has an NPR blog called "Visible Man."

  • King Kong Covers, Young Gun Runners

    LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen on cover of Vogue

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- former SNL writer and current New Yorker contributor Patricia Marx, talk radio crazy man (and former NPR reporter and host) Luke Burbank, along with essayist, journalist, and actor David Rakoff.

  • Iran, Foreclosures, and Chimps

    A stunning reversal this week from the American intelligence community. Now they say Iran stopped pursuing nuclear weapons four years ago. Is this Good News, Bad News, or No News?

  • Memories of Sputnik

    Fifty years ago, a satellite the size of a beach ball was launched and began to orbit the earth. It was a feat of science, but the downside for the collective American consciousness was that the Soviet government accomplished the feat. We'll hear from people whose lives Sputnik changed. And we'll also listen to "The Deep Beep Beep: Short Plays Inspired by Sputnik," a performance in Colorado.

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