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Kicker: Animal on the loose

NICK EICHER, HOST: City people might be excused for not knowing much about wild animals. But New Yorkers took that stereotype to the extreme about 10 days ago.

Kicker: Nerves of steel

MARY REICHARD, HOST: “Nerves of steel” is how at least one passenger aboard Southwest Flight 1380 describes pilot Tammie Jo Shults.

Kicker: Are all passengers created equal?

NICK EICHER, HOST: Apologies to Theodore Geisel … A person’s a person no matter how small, but try telling that to police in Montréal! 

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.