On-air challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each one conceals the name of a U.S. city both phonetically and by spelling. Name the cities.
Example: The musician composed a crackerjack sonata in Mississippi --> JACKSON
1. The governor did a handspring fielding questions in Illinois.
2. My grandmother would belittle rocking chairs from Arkansas.
3. I'm looking for semipro vocational training in Utah.
4. Everyone hated to see Wilbur bankrupted in California.
5. Let's plan singalongs all around Michigan.
6. That's some weirdo vernacular in Delaware.
7. The diners ordered some jumbo calamari in Florida.
Last week's challenge: Think of a word for a deceitful person. Move the middle letter to the end and you'll get another word for a deceitful person. What words are these?
Challenge answer: Sneak --> Snake
Winner: Kirstie Newman, Santa Fe, N.M.
This week's challenge: This challenge comes from listener Daniel Nathan of Washington, D.C. Think of a common greeting in another country. You can rearrange its letters to get the capital of a country that neighbors the country where this greeting is commonly spoken. What greeting is it?
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