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Will The Kavanaugh Saga Leave Bruises That Heal Or Permanent Scars?

President Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh is already the most contentious nomination to the Supreme Court since Clarence Thomas won a 52-48 confirmation vote in 1991. Thomas' was the closest vote confirming a justice since the 1800s, and it followed a stormy hearing and an adverse vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The process nearly foundered on accusations of sexual harassment and racial prejudice. But the Senate in that day settled down, and Thomas has served on the court for 27...

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Committee discusses A-State, Downtown Jonesboro corridor study

The Downtown Corridor Committee has presented several recommendations on how to move forward on bridging a two-mile gap between Downtown Jonesboro and Arkansas State University.

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Tennessee Mofia Jug Band

Tennessee Mofia Jug Band to perform at KASU Bluegrass Monday October 22

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will perform a concert on Monday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Performing together since 1997, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band unashamedly presents “a blast from the past,” a style of music and...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia has begun. Pompeo will be in Tokyo Saturday and Sunday and has already met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe there.

On Sunday, Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He will then travel to Seoul for a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Pompeo will finish his trip in Beijing, and it is still unclear which Chinese counterparts he will meet with there.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Predictions

Oct 6, 2018

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Now, panel, who will be the next person to send a text to everyone in America? And what will it say? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: It will be from Paula Poundstone. And it will say, help me. I've been taken hostage by my cats.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 6, 2018

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Oct 6, 2018

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Flat track is the oldest form of motorcycle racing in the U.S., on dirt tracks, stretching back to the early 1900s. The sport, rooted in the country's heartland, is now showing signs of broader appeal, even in America's crowded sports landscape.

Chinese tourists account for more visitors to Thailand — and much of Southeast Asia — than from any other country.

The Thai village of Sob Ruak, at the heart of the Golden Triangle region where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, is no exception. Tour buses routinely disgorge thousands of Chinese tourists to buy trinkets, snap selfies and tour the nearby Hall of Opium Museum. And it's not just tourists coming from China.

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the reporting, in The New York Times and The New Yorker, that led to the fall of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

From that point on, the hashtag #MeToo was catapulted into a national movement. The #MeToo conversation now seems to be everywhere.

Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globe Awards: "Take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'me too' again."

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He's part-man, part-machine - all cop.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "ROBOCOP")

PETER WELLER: (As RoboCop) Let the woman go. You are under arrest.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As Creep's Friend) You better back up, pal.

(SOUNDBITE OF GUNSHOT)

Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs

Oct 6, 2018

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You know what we could all use this week? Sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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Arkansas Secretary of State's Office

AETN Announces Schedule For 2018 Debates

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Candidates in eight races have agreed to participate in “Election 2018: AETN Debates,” which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Oct. 8-12. All debates will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, 223 Beatrice Powell St., on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to taping times on...

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