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9:23pm

Sat March 12, 2011
Sunday Puzzle

Fill In The Blanks

On-Air Challenge: You are given a sentence that contains two blanks. The word in the first blank contains a J sound. Change that to a CH sound to get the second word and complete the sentence. For example, given: "___ ___ in a person's popularity leads to many a Google ___"; the answer would be: "A SURGE in a person's popularity leads to many a Google SEARCH."

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9:13pm

Sat March 12, 2011
World

U.S. Struggles To Keep Up With Arab World Changes

For decades, the U.S. relied on Arab autocrats to provide stability in the Middle East — but all that is changing now as popular uprisings topple dictators.

The U.S. is desperately trying to stay in the game, and officials say they will start shifting assistance to support the democratic aspirations and the economic empowerment of protesters.

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6:15pm

Sat March 12, 2011
Author Interviews

'Jerusalem, Jerusalem' Tells A Tale Of Two Cities

On the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, there is a rock. Jews call it the foundation stone, where the earth began when God created Adam. King Solomon built the first holy temple there. Even today, Jews face that rock in prayer.

To Muslims, it's the Haram a- Sharif, the place where the Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven. In the seventh century, Caliph Abd al-Malik built the Dome of the Rock there, over the ruins of the Jewish temple.

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3:00pm

Sat March 12, 2011
Asia

Engineers Scramble To Prevent Nuclear Meltdown In Japan

NPR's Christopher Joyce talks with host Guy Raz about efforts to minimize damage after an explosion at a nuclear reactor in Fukushima, 170 miles northeast of Tokyo, on Saturday.

3:00pm

Sat March 12, 2011
Middle East

Gadhafi Troops Reclaim Oil Port From Rebels

Libyan forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have pushed rebels out of the strategic oil port of Ras Lanuf. Host Guy Raz talks to NPR's Peter Kenyon, who has the latest from Benghazi.

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