November 30, 2004 After winning 74 consecutive Jeopardy! games since June and winning more than $2.5 million, contestant Ken Jennings may have finally met his match. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Andy Saunders, a Canadian college student and Jeopardy! enthusiast.
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November 30, 2004 The holiday season can be tough on a budget. With a few hints and some advice on favorite gifts, it's easier not to overspend.
November 30, 2004 Sue Ellicott reports from London on the controversial selection of England's first official court jester in more than 350 years. Opponents of the new funny guy say he didn't play fair when he competed for the job.
November 29, 2004 Cawker City, Kans., boasts one of America's great roadside attractions: the world's largest ball of sisal twine. Is the claim really true? NPR's Steve Inskeep investigates in a conversation with Kay Thull of the Cawker City Community Club.
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November 29, 2004 Day to Day cracked reporter Brian Unger looks at the early numbers from this year's holiday shopping season, and finds some forms of gift-giving difficult for economists to measure.
November 29, 2004 Sports guru George Johnson recaps the latest in sports news and controversies, and speculates on who will be named this season's National Football League Most Valuable Player. Hear Johnson and NPR's Tavis Smiley.
November 28, 2004 NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz quizzes one of our listeners, and has a challenge for everyone at home. This week's winner is Laurie Showers from Lititz, Pa. She listens to Weekend Edition on member station WITF in Harrisburg, Pa.
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November 27, 2004 Jim Nayder, host of public radio's Annoying Music Show, offers a special two-minute condensed presentation of Handel's "Messiah."
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November 26, 2004 NPR's Michele Norris talks with Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray about this year's video game offerings, which include realistically violent games such as Halo 2 and Doom 3; morally controversial ones such as Grand Theft Auto; and some games that the whole family can enjoy.
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November 26, 2004 Friday laughs with comedian Rodney Perry. This segment was first broadcast May 21, 2004.
November 26, 2004 The Filbert Steps create a steep spine that runs up and down San Francisco's historic Telegraph Hill, leading visitors past some of the city's oldest houses and most sublime, secret gardens. The gardens are heavy with blossoms -- and local history. NPR's Ketzel Levine reports.
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November 25, 2004 In this highly polarized election year, NPR's Noah Adams talks with Slate wine columnist Mike Steinberger about vintages from several so-called red states.
November 25, 2004 Gioacchino Rossini, the great opera composer, was also a great gourmand. In fact, the man behind The Barber of Seville retired from composition when he was just 37 and spent the rest of his life — about 40 more years --enjoying food. On this Thanksgiving, NPR's Fred Child celebrates with a tribute to Rossini.
November 25, 2004 For many families on Thanksgiving, a quiet moment of reflection is followed by drumsticks, thighs and breasts; stuffing, cranberry relish, an assortment of sides, all covered with gravy -- not to mention the parade of sweets and pies to follow. But every year it's pretty much the same menu. What's your best meal and why?
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November 24, 2004 In some cities, you can't drive a block without passing a KFC, McDonalds or Subway food chain. But, where can foreign visitors -- or recent immigrants -- go when they're looking for a taste of home? Listen for a report on a Central American company moving into Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
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