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Not My Job: 'Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane

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Some years ago, Seth MacFarlane was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, where, for his thesis, he made an animated film about a rather peculiar New England family. That eventually became the TV series Family Guy, which MacFarlane produces, writes and voices many of the characters. He's also the creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show --- and even has a new album called Music Is Better Than Words, in which he sings classic American show tunes.

We've invited MacFarlane to play a game called "Five hours in the slammer will change a man." On Sunday, Lindsay Lohan began a 30-day jail sentence that ended just five hours later. It turns out that celebrity felons get treated differently than you and me, at least according to an article in Prison Legal News by Matt Clarke called Prison Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. MacFarlane answers three questions about celebrities in the big house.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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