As It Happens

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  • Hosted by Carol Off and Jeff Douglas

Book your ears on a nightly 'round-the-world trip with As it Happens. From conversations with news makers to up-close and personal accounts of the unusual and unexpected, hosts Carol Off and Jeff Douglas bring you the stories behind the stories of the day.

As it Happens gets its stories from "the horse's mouth" - securing interviews with world leaders, rabble-rousers and deposed dictators. The show has a soft-spot for "characters" and never turns its nose up at something wild, weird or wacky.

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On-air Challenge: Every answer today is something — or someone — you might see at a supermarket. Rearrange the given letters to get the answer.

Ex. I SEAL --> AISLE

1. LIED

2. BAR KEY

3. SOUPCON

4. A GERMAN

5. THE CURB

6. CHAMP RAY

7. PRO NIGHTCAPS

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Shonnece Hill and Elizabeth Cheeves of San Francisco are expecting their first child together. They came up with this song just a few weeks ago.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "STORI'S SONG")

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On-air Challenge: I'm going to read you some seven-letter words. Each word has the consecutive letters A-T somewhere inside it. Change the A-T to two new letters to make a new word.

Ex. FLATTER --> FLUSTER
1. LATERAL
2. CANTATA
3. HATBAND
4. DOORMAT
5. HATEFUL
6. GESTATE
7. FLATBED
8. RATTLER
9. PEACOAT

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(SOUNDBITE OF CASEY DRIESSEN FEAT. RINA DAS BAUL, DIBAKAR DAS BAUL, BAMA CHORON DAS AND MOYNA DAS SONG, "AYE NAGARI")

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On-air Challenge: Here's a "two-part puzzle." Name two things, then tell me something that is part of each of them.

Example: Ex. The eye / A school --> PUPIL
1. An elephant / A car
2. A river / Wall Street
3. An Olympic swimming pool / A poem
4. The leg / A cattle farm
5. A fish / A post office
6. A bird / A legislative agenda
7. A peach / The Indianapolis 500
8. The nose / A ship
9. A plant / A tournament bracket
10. The hand / A tropical island
11. [triple:] A jack-in-the-box / A spa / The year

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For more than a year, Alden Global Capital's attempt to take over the Tribune Publishing Company, which owns papers like the Chicago Tribune, has gained momentum. But as NPR's David Folkenflik reports, that bid is now in doubt.

On-air Challenge: I'm going to read you some clues. The answer to each one is one of the words in the clue with its vowel sound changed.

Arooj Aftab's music and compositions are like listening to a soundscape of her home country, Pakistan. Featuring recitations of poems and themes of grief and longing, Vulture Prince is Aftab's third album, out on April 23 via New Amsterdam Records.

Arooj Aftab spoke with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the loss of her younger brother, honoring the music you inherit with integrity, and the solace of sound. Hear the radio version at the audio link, and read on for an edited transcript.

Saying Goodbye to Hollywood's Cinerama Dome

Apr 18, 2021

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Once upon a time, if you wanted to go see a movie in Hollywood, there were few better places to go than the Cinerama Dome. When it was built in 1963, it was the first new movie palace there in decades.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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Why do sweets make your stomach hurt? What happened to the dinosaurs? "Club Mundo Kids" has the answers.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "CLUB MUNDO KIDS")

ROMINA PUGA: (Speaking Spanish).

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What was dubbed the American Rescue Plan has made millions in pandemic relief money available to businesses and families. President Biden says the influx of cash will also help underserved communities.

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On-air Challenge: A hardish one today. Every answer is the name of a classic TV game show, past or present. Identify the shows from their anagrams.

Ex. WHOLE FREE FUTON (5,2,7) --> WHEEL OF FORTUNE
1. DOPER JAY (8)
2. DROP SAWS (8)
3. OFF A CRATER (4,6)
4. INNOCENT ACTOR (13)
5. MANY WHISTLE (5,2,4)
6. SHOW ODORS EQUALLY (9,7)

High-Level Arrests Roil Jordan

Apr 4, 2021

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Jon Batiste On His New Album, 'We Are'

Apr 4, 2021

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More students in the U.S. are heading back to school for in-person learning these days, but there are some who aren't that eager to return to the classroom.

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Today, two No. 1 seeds in action in the NCAA playoffs and four NBA games. Tomorrow, the first two matches of college's Elite Eight and 11 more NBA games. Are you going to watch it all or just the highlights?

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On-air Challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each sentence contains two words that have homophones that are opposites.

Ex. Does Liv Ullmann dye her hair? --> LIVE & DIE (homophones of "Liv" and "dye")

On-air Challenge: Every answer today is a four-letter word that is composed of two consecutive state postal abbreviations.

Ex. Similar --> AKIN [Alaska + Indiana]
1. What a volcano spews
2. Mineral that comes in thin layers
3. Breeze
4. Like moist grass in the morning
5. Stash away
6. Arrived
7. Opera solo
8. Grand party, as a black-tie affair
9. Hotel employee who makes beds
10. Unconscious state
11. Sound of a siren
12. Interoffice note

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