Inge Auerbacher: A Child in Terezin

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a solemn day, one that causes us to meditate upon our most frightening nature, directing us to look at not only the horrors of our past, but the violence, intolerance, and indifference of our present. In this broadcast, we hear from Inge Auerbacher, who, as a child, was transported with her mother and father to Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp. As a way of leading into this story, Siouxland Public Media’s Mark Munger visited with the...
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Meet the Expert: Andi Gutierrez

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Our expert Andi Gutierrez is the social media connoisseur for a galaxy far, far away. She's the Digital Communications Manager for Lucasfilm. On the first day of her job at Lucasfilm, she got an interesting homework assignment. "They just handed me the scripts and said, 'Ok go, read them.' All of them." Gutierrez says to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at C2E2 in Chicago. "The cool thing is that it's my job, so I can watch Star Wars at work and people are like 'Good job! Stay on target!'"

Moves Like Frogger

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Scrounge up your quarters because we're heading to the arcade! In this game, Jonathan Coulton tweaks Maroon 5's song "Moves Like Jagger" to be about classic video games.

Heard on C2E2: Rose McGowan

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This, That, Or The Other

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For the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, we crafted a special version of our favorite game. The categories are: racehorse, roller coaster, or Marvel villain.

Heard on C2E2: Rose McGowan

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Of Dubious Origin

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We made-up origin stories for people whose names end with "MAN." For example, "This "X-Men" actor developed his superpowers from manually changing car tires," you'd answer, "I'm Hugh Jackman!"

Heard on C2E2: Rose McGowan

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Who Are You Wearing?

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Our producers went out onto the C2E2 convention floor and asked some cosplayers, "Who are you wearing?" In this game, cosplayers describe their outfit and you have to guess who they are.

Heard on C2E2: Rose McGowan

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It sounds like a Hollywood cliche, but a teenage Rose McGowan was discovered in 1995 on the street corner of Beverly and Sweetzer in Los Angeles. Her "angry girl" demeanor landed McGowan the leading role in Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation, and launched a movie career in films such as Jawbreaker and Grindhouse. On the lighter side, she spent five seasons as the witch Paige on the TV show Charmed.

Stop And Go

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Red light, green light! Every answer in this final round will contain one of these three words: red, yellow or green.

Heard on C2E2: Rose McGowan

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Last year, Seattle began phasing in a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Businesses with more than 500 employees are all required to pay that wage by 2018. Smaller companies have until 2021 to comply, but some entrepreneurs are embracing the call for a higher minimum wage ahead of schedule.

One of them is Renee Erickson, a Seattle chef, who this week won the 2016 James Beard Award as the best chef in the Northwest. She employs 100 people at her restaurant group.

SpaceX has done it again. Launching from Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Friday morning, the company successfully landed part of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge. A second part or "stage" continued into space, carrying a communications satellite.

Captain America: Civil War, our 13th spin around the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is such a satisfying Problems In 21st Century Superheroics seminar that I'd be humming its theme for days if only I could remember it. Does Captain America have a theme? Does Iron Man? What about Black Widow? Haven't they each earned one by now?

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