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Prediction

Aug 12, 2017
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what crazy thing will happen during the eclipse on August 21. But first, let me tell you all that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Lumber Liquidators, proud sponsor of NPR, offering more than 400 styles, including, hardwood, bamboo, laminate and vinyl with flooring specialists and hundreds of stores nationwide. Learn more at lumberliquidators.com or 1-800-HARDWOOD. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - celebrating 20 years of grant-making in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Program - helping train a diverse new generation of environmental professionals. Learn more at ddcf.org. And Newman's Own Foundation - working to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman's Own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at newmansownfoundation.org.

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PAULA POUNDSTONE: As the skies go dark, you'll see a light go off in the heads of Trump voters across the country.

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SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: Well, we haven't seen her in a while. But Sarah Palin's going to come running out, telling us the Russians have attacked. She's been watching them.

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SAGAL: And Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR: As the lights begin to come on, people all over the world are saying wait, wait, wait. I didn't get a picture. Do it again.

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SAGAL: Roy Blount Jr. everyone.

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BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks...

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SAGAL: ...also to Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden and Roy Blount Jr. Thanks to everyone at KQED in San Francisco, Calif., and our wonderful audience here at the Davies Symphony Hall.

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SAGAL: Thanks to all of you for listening. I’m Peter Sagal, and we’ll see you next week.

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