Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me: A Royal Pain in the News

If you're looking for a fast-paced, irreverent look at the news of the world — and the weird — this is one program you won't want to miss! BBC AMERICA and NPR bring the Peabody Award-winning radio quiz show to television with a 2011 year-in-review special titled, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!: A Royal Pain in the News. Join host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell for an evening of informative fun as they lead a panel of both U.S. and U.K. talent, including comedians Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden and Nick Hancock, through 2011’s biggest events. The special looks back at the year’s top stories from an American and British perspective and includes listener contests as well as the multiple choice quiz "Not My Job" with award-winning writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Sandman, Doctor Who). 


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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.