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Kicker: Compassionate strangers

KENT COVINGTON, HOST: Ten days ago, tragedy struck in Saskatchewan, Canada. That’s when the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus collided with a semi, killing 16 people.

Kicker: Navigating a stairway

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s always exciting in those movie chase scenes when the getaway car bumps down a flight of stairs.

Kicker: The wrong call

NICK EICHER, HOST: Just about everyone with a cell phone has had the experience of pocket dialing a friend or colleague.

Kicker: Donation payments

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Some thought it was a prank when the University of Florida announced on April 1st that campus parking tickets could be paid with food donations. After all, it was also April Fool’s Day. But last week— UF President Kent Fuchs tweeted that 2,000 tickets had been exchanged for nearly 10,000 donations. It all went...

Kicker: Spring wanted

NICK EICHER, HOST: You’ve heard the saying, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

Kicker: Baby in office

MARY REICHARD, HOST: An Illinois Democrat made history this week. Freshman Senator Tammy Duckworth on Monday became the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Kicker: Lost postcard found

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Sharon Gongwer of Goshen, Indiana has finally received a postcard mailed from California 60 years ago.

Kicker: Wedding for the birds

NICK EICHER, HOST: Here’s some free wedding advice. Say you’re among those couples who want a trained bird to fly their wedding bands to the altar. Here’s the advice: think dove, the bird of peace.

Kicker: Clown for Congress

MARY REICHARD, HOST: There could soon be another clown in Washington— this time a real one. Former Ringling Brothers circus clown Steve Lough is running for Congress in South Carolina as a Democrat.

Kicker: Musical brain surgery

NICK EICHER, HOST: Musician Anna Henry had a potentially career ending brain disorder— severe tremors that interfered with her flute playing.