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U.N. Security Council Approves Syria Chemical Arms Deal

The United Nations Security Council has broken its two-and-a-half-year deadlock over Syria, approving a resolution on the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The U.S. and Russia are now trying to move beyond that and will try to get the warring sides around the negotiating table in Geneva.

Obama-Rouhani Phone Conversation Is A 30-Year First

President Obama spoke via phone Friday with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, the first time leaders of the two countries have directly communicated since 1979. Host Scott Simon talks with Iran analyst Karim Sadjadpour about what it means for U.S.-Iran relations going forward.

Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: A waste of Rhyme; secret crush; must-flee TV.

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Two-buck canned duck.

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about a place that has implemented a dress code, only one of which is true.

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: return of the nerds; chauvinist George; Houston, we have a problem.


Carl reads three news-related limericks: Swiffer for men; magic bus; you call your mom with that phone?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.


Our panelists predict will be done with the new island off Pakistan.
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Affordable Theater In The D.C. Region

Despite the many types of theater and a range of ticket prices, many see a night out at the theater as a luxury. We explore how theaters are working to change that perception.