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Ford of Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Congratulations and welcome to the program. Thank you Live. So how'd you figure it out? Well, I started out with us capitals and none of those worked. And then I knew it had to be something with just a B or C and it just came to me. Fair enough. How long have you been playing? Since day one. That's good to know. And what was it like when you finally got the call? Incredibly nerve wracking. I I hear, though, that you're a professional clown. So you're used to performing under high pressure. And you have a joke for us? Yeah, Yeah, I'm a balloon artist, and I go to balloon school every chance I get and you know the worst thing about balloon school. They am No, the pop quizzes. That's awesome. What's your favorite kind of a balloon, figuring I like them all? And I try to keep up with and you know, you have to keep up with whatever the kids are into at the time. You know, superheroes or different animals always keeps you on your toes always keeps you on your toes. Well, we are here to keep you on your toes. Are you ready to play the puzzle? Yes. All right. Take it away, will All right, Patty. Every answer today is the name of a TV series Pastor present. Have changed two consecutive letters in each title into one letter to spell a new word or phrase. You change one letter back into two to name the series. For example, if I said Chess C H E s s You would say cheers because that turns the first s of chess in the ER to make the T V show. Okay? So we'll start with some older shows in your first one is Franz Fro M. D s. Friends. Friends is it is good. Number two is full hour if you l l h o u. R Whole house. That's it. Full house night coat and I G h t c o A t. Nike. Yeah, yeah. Keep the night change something in Cote I'm right night court. Yep. A night court. You got it. Framer fr am er, Frasier. That's it. The wagons th e w A. G. O. N s Mhm banging. Change the G It's the name of the family. The Waltons. The Waltons, is it? Baton B A. T. O N. They're tougher to see when they're short words like this. Change the Oh, None and and and and and and and and and and and and and Anna. There's your musical head. Uh, Batman. Batman is it And now we have some more modern series traders South Park Ph. W. South Park South Park. That's it. How about Dr No. That's D O C T O R. N o It's a British show. I can also do the music for that. Then in a minute, a minute and no one minute and admit it. And now, 11. Oh, you got great musical hands. So Yeah, I think the doctor who Doctor. Who is it Good, And here's your last one leaking bad. Breaking bad breaking bad Is it? Good job? Good job. How do you feel? Oh, joyful and relieved. You did really well. Those were hard and for playing our puzzle. Today, you'll get a weekend edition lapel pin as well as puzzle books and games. And you can read all about it at NPR dot org slash puzzle and Patty. Which member station Do you listen to A sustaining member of W. H Y Y in Philadelphia. Patty, Darker Ford of Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Thank you so much for playing the puzzle. Oh, thank you as an honor. All right, will What is next week's challenge? Yeah, This challenge comes from listener, Matthew Leal of San Francisco. Write down the name of a country plus its capital one after the other. Hidden in consecutive letters. Inside. This is the name of a film that won an Academy Award for best picture named the Country capital and film When you have the answer, go to our website, NPR dot org slash puzzle and click on the Submit Your answer Link. Remember just one entry per person, please. Our deadline for entries is Thursday, June 10th at three P.m. Eastern, include a phone number where we can reach you at about that time, And if you're the winner will give you a call. And if you pick up the phone, you'll get to play on the air with the puzzle editor of The New York Times and Weekend edition's Puzzle Master Will Shortz with musical cues by me. Thank you so much Will Thanks, Lulu. For most of its history, the Catholic Church rejected scientific findings that conflicted with its doctrine during the Inquisition, For example, it even accused scientists such as Galileo of heresy. But an hour's drive south of Rome. There's the one and only Vatican institution that does scientific research as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports. The Vatican Observatory recently launched a campaign to promote dialogue between faith and science. Brother, Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, drives through the majestic gardens and olive groves of the people Summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. The observatory, whose roots go back to the 16th century is nestled among Cyprus is near the remains of a Roman villa. This is the end that has the the people Farm so you can see the cows of the papal milk comes from run by Jesuits. The observatory move to this bucolic setting in the 19 thirties, when light pollution in Rome obstructed celestial observation. A huge telescope dating from 18 91 stands under.

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