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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.

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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)

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Richard Thompson has been making music for a very long time. From his days in the late 1960s as a teenage guitar player and songwriter with the seminal British folk rock group Fairport Convention to his roaring partnership with then-wife Linda Thompson, and his many years as a solo artist beyond.

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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Evanescence Is Back

Mar 28, 2021

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In 2003, the rock group Evanescence released their debut album, "Fallen."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BRING ME TO LIFE")

PAUL MCCOY: (Singing) Wake me up.

AMY LEE: (Singing) Wake me up inside.

MCCOY: (Singing) I can't wake up.

LEE: (Singing) Wake me up inside.

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")

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The Importance Of Global Vaccine Equity

Mar 21, 2021

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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

Sting has been busy, releasing an Audible Original and a collection of duets — some old, some new. He talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the importance of musical collaboration, despite the pandemic.

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The 63rd Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, but even before the winners were announced, this year's ceremony already made history. For the first time, the nominations for best rock performance and best country album were predominantly women, whether as solo artists or female leads of a band. One of those nominees was Grace Potter.

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It's been happening daily in similar ways across the world during this pandemic. And even now, as vaccines are rolling out, the phone rings, and at the other end, someone says something like this.

On-air Challenge: Every answer today is the name of a country. I'm going to give you some words. For each one, change one letter into two letters to name the country.

Ex. BELLE --> BELIZE
1. FENCE
2. BRAWL
3. NO SAY
4. POLAR
5. BRUNT
6. MONDO
7. BELAYS
8. CANAL
9. PANDA (3 answers)

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(SOUNDBITE OF ALICE COOPER SONG, "BILLION DOLLAR BABIES")

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For more than 50 years, Alice Cooper has been the face of shock rock. That is rock that's just as much about the performance as it is about the music.

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