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Weekend Edition Sunday for September 5, 2010

Sep 5, 2010 — When Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman's video of Hoffman's 60-something mother telling an off-color joke on YouTube went viral, they knew they had something special. The success of their subsequent website, OldJewsTellingJokes.com, and their upcoming book have proved them right.
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Sep 5, 2010 — As Pakistan struggles to overcome record floods, NPR's Julie McCarthy has been documenting the hardships of the people — 8 million homeless — and devastation to the land. She shares some of her impressions and experiences covering the disaster, which took her from the top of the country to the bottom and back up again.
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Sep 4, 2010 — You are given a five-letter word and a seven-letter word. Rearrange the letters of one of the words to get a synonym of the other word. For example, given "alloy" and "devoted," the answer would be "loyal."
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Sep 4, 2010 — When Interstate 95 was being built 50 years ago, high-speed roadways and high-tech cars were a fantasy of things to come. These days, I-95 commuters fantasize about simply being able to move. With smarter cars and sky-high roads, the future may just come to their rescue.
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Sep 4, 2010 — After mad cow disease, peanut butter recalls and e-coli in spinach, shoppers want to know what's in their food and where it comes from. That's turned a very old way of eating into a very new way of shopping — one that crosses religious lines.
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Sep 4, 2010 — In the early 1960s, writer Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer created The Phantom Tollbooth, which quickly became a kid-lit classic. Now, 50 years later, the two have finally collaborated once more — this time, on a picture book called The Odious Ogre. They speak to NPR's Liane Hansen about their partnership and their new project.
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Sep 3, 2010 — Coming from a singer-songwriter who wrote a triple-platinum hit in response to her label's request for a "marketable love song," Bareilles' latest single, "King of Everything," seems indicative of a trend. In an interview, Bareilles says she likes writing happy tunes that tell people to kiss off.
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