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The militant group calling itself the Islamic State released 49 hostages, most of them Turkish. NPR's Arun Rath talks to NPR Middle East Correspondent Deborah Amos about what the release signals.
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Divided We Fall, Here We Go Again, and UTunes
Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Lane Violation.
Our panelists tell three stories involving a fanny pack, only one of which is true.
Rick Steves in Sognefjord, Norway....
Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we've decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.
More questions for the panel: Oh, Canada; The Stench of Politics; Hoppy Graduation