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PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:35:00 -0400

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:35:00 -0400

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

Fresh Air Weekend: Roxane Gay And Sherman Alexie

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:18:49 -0400

This weekend we talk with the authors of two new memoirs: Gay's Hunger is the book "she wanted to write the least." And Alexie's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is about growing up on a reservation.


Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

Our panelists predict what will be the next thing Jeff Bezos buys.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.


Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks...La Orca Nostra, Mustache Bus, Puppy Love

Panel Questions

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

OkStupid, Long Live The Queen

Bluff The Listener

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

Our panelists read three stories about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, only one of which is true.

Panel Questions

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

Samurai Ken

Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Invisi-bill, Scaredy Spice, Prime Purchase

Not My Job: Eddie Izzard Gets Quizzed On King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:06:06 -0400

We'll ask the comedian three questions about the Australian psychedelic rock band. Izzard has a new book called Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens.

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:48:00 -0400

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

'Too Fat, Too Slutty' Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:23 -0400

Anne Helen Petersen's new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who've run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:02:00 -0400

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.