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December 5, 2014

This Friday’s show is especially diverse in scope: It involves the subjects of science, law, biology, engineering and art. You’ll hear why one city in Philippines is particularly troubled about Typhoon Hagupit, and you’ll learn why this year’s flu vaccine is less effective than previous doses. We also cover a grand jury’s decision in New York that’s sparking protests in other cities.

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1. The U.S. Navy’s first ship, a frigate, was launched in the harbor of what historic city?

2. What is the abbreviation for the virus that causes AIDS?

3. What is the name of the nuclear plant that became the site of the worst nuclear accident in world history?

4. In what year did an earthquake and tsunami in Japan cause the world’s second-worst nuclear disaster?

5. Five members of what NFL team caused controversy on Sunday by taking the field with their hands up?

6. In what war-torn, Middle Eastern nation would you find the heavily damaged town of Kobani?

7. What is the name of the $370 million space capsule that NASA was scheduled to launch this week?

8. What Communist country recently made headlines when it banned its media from using puns?

9. Name the turbulent river that blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer recently paddled through on a kayak.

10. Meaning “lash” in Filipino, Typhoon Hagupit is threatening what Pacific island nation?

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