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December 20, 2014
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Weekend Edition®



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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!®



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The Best of Car Talk®

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Alexander Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1 (Philharmonia Orchestra)


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Bruno Skulte: At Christmas Time (New York Latvian Concert Choir)


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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 "Tragic": Andante (London Symphony Orchestra)



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Harvey Pekar The commentaries of well-known writer and Clevelander Harvey Pekar are heard on WKSU each week during “Morning Edition®” and “All Things Considered®.”

Harvey Pekar may be best known through his “American Splendor” comic book series, which have gathered critical praise and an American Book Award since he began publishing them in 1976. The comic books are made up of autobiographical stories and commentaries illustrated by a host of well-known alternative comic book artists, most notably R. Crumb, who first met Pekar while living in Cleveland in the early 60s.

Pekar is also a favorite on the talk-show circuit, including eight infamous appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman.” A respected writer and jazz critic, Pekar still works full-time as a file clerk at the Cleveland VA Hospital, a job he has held since 1966.


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Alice Quinn

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Art Awards

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Artists

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Cats on Valentine’s Day

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Cleveland Indians Fans

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Cleveland

Harvey Pekar is a winner of the National Book Award for his comic novel “Our Cancer Year” and a file clerk at the V-A Hospital in Cleveland.

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Collecting

In May, when Texan Jim Irsay paid $2.4 million for the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”—he said he paid that price simply because he wanted to add the 120 foot scroll to his collection of pop culture memorabilia. While most wouldn’t spend that kind of money, commentator Harvey Pekar explains how the collecting bug is something that affects us all.

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David Letterman

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Democrats

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Economy

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Elvis

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Emil

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Environment

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Father’s Day

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Friends

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Friendship

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Golden Years

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Guns

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Holidays

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Lost Glasses

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Making Money in Film

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Morning Edition

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My Father

It took me a while to appreciate what a fine man my father was. Before that, I’m ashamed to say I undervalued him...Harvey recalls being embarrassed by his immigrant father.

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Nationalism

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Presidents

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Religious Wars

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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Schools

WKSU commentator Harvey Pekar’s opinion of education issues changed substantially when he became a foster child. To Pekar—despite the size and weight of the issues—it all boils down to the experiences of a single child.

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Sleep

The average American gets approximately seven hours of sleep each night. According to commentator Harvey Pekar, we should appreciate the luxury.

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Speed Traps

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Sundance

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Unsung Heroes

Memorial Day is a holiday meant to honor our country’s military. Commentator Harvey Pekar feels we should also remember other everyday heroes.

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Valor

For some, the process of dying happens almost instantly, at times while they’re sleeping. For others, it’s a long process, during which they may have to force themselves to get out of bed each day. In any event, being able to take a big problem in stride on a daily basis, to not let it eat you up, that is real valor.

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White Cracker

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What’s In A Name?

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Zubals

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