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From WHYY in Philadelphia. This is the pulse and Mike and Scott on today’s show a celebration of Star Wars .
It gave us those great good guys became as those classic bad guys.
More than that , it gave us endless topics for a super nerdy conversations.
You can make a star cruiser that big , how fast do these planets spinning like there’s had only in spin at a faster rate , because it’s , it’s got 2 sons were wire storm troopers such bad shots. They can hit people when feel to reply .
And can he really make a bionic hand like a lyrics , but in my hearing is top of my hands. A lot . So apparently I still do their lots of the music you’re hearing is my hand opening closing so much star was magic coming your way France the news .
Live from NPR News. In Washington , I’m nor Rahm Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is bracing for Typhoon tendon authorities say more than a million people may be in its path . Hundreds of thousands have moved to higher ground . The storm hit the Philippines yesterday at least one hundred 64 people were killed in floods and landslides 10s of thousands are spending Christmas in emergency shelters in the predominantly Catholic country in Kabul . The militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 6 people . The attack took place near the Afghan intelligence agency NPR‘s Dia her Hadid reports from Islamabad .
The militant detonated his explosives near the main entrance of the agency compound early on Monday morning just as people were in traffic heading to work , according to the news agency AFP. The victims were passing by in a car Isis claimed responsibility for the attack . Through its news agency Aramark . It follows an attack conducted by the group last week when it stormed another security compound in Kabul where recruits were being trained Isis emerged in Afghanistan 2 years ago . Since then it has targeted security forces a rolling their already low morale . The group is heavily targeted by US airstrikes and by Afghan forces . The attacks in Kabul , seem to be a way to show that they’re still powerful do you added NPR News Islamabad .
Pope Francis used his Christmas message to call for a negotiated 2 state solution in the Middle East. He said the children there continue to suffer because of the growing tension between Israelis and Palestinians . The pope also cited the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and tensions on the Korean peninsula . Russia’s foreign minister is calling on the US and North Korea to start negotiations aimed at ending the nuclear standoff . On the Korean peninsula from Moscow Charles mains reports .
In comments to Russia’s Ria-Novosti news service. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia was ready to facilitate contacts between Pyongyang and Washington arguing no rational person would wish for war on the Korean peninsula Russia with support from China has backed a plan that calls for a freeze of both North Korean missile launches , as well as joint US-South Korean military exercises in the region as a pretext for direct negotiations and the Kremlin has increasingly sought to position itself as a key power broker and international disputes yet Russia and China’s mediating role in the Korean crisis is complicated by their decision to back the latest round of UN sanctions against North Korea over its missile program . Pyongyang has called the move tantamount to an act of war for NPR News , I’m Charles means in Moscow .
Russian election officials today formally banned opposition leader electing a volley from running for president next year. They say he’s ineligible because he had been convicted of fraud incumbent President Vladimir Putin is running for a 4th term and Islamic widely expected to win . This is NPR news from Washington .
The Department of Agriculture says acknowledge sales have skyrocketed in the last 50 years despite limited availability NPR‘s Emily Sullivan tells us why the drink is only on store shelves for 2 months out of the year.
It’s a simple answer. Supply and demand . Most folks don’t wanna sit by the fire with a glass of agnostic in July next season generally begins a dairy plants in the last half of October , sales increased during Thanksgiving week demand builds throughout December peaking in the week before Christmas , we’re about a quarter of yearly economic sales occur after that sales drop drastically in the next weeks he’s about half as many sales . So most area plants begin to cease economic production so acknowledge lovers a savor the next few weeks . Having that sweet treat ready in your fridge after that most dairy plants will produce the drink for another 10 months . Emily Sullivan , NPR News , Washington .
Weather forecasters say it’s going to be a white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest US Chicago incur expect several inches of snow. No injuries or deaths have been reported , but authorities warned that travel may be hazardous Variety reports that actress Heather Menzies Europe and died last night , her son said she had been recently diagnosed with brain cancer . She was perhaps best known for her performance in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music . She was 15 when she was picked to play Luisa von Trapp one of the 7 von Trapp Children other film credits include Hawaii and the computer wore tennis shoes on television , she appeared on dragnet in bonanza Heather Menzies Eirik was 68 I’m Dora Rahm , NPR News in Washington .
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This is the poll stories about the people and places at the heart of health and science. I’m Mike and Scott for this week’s show . I felt like I needed some help from someone who is strong in the force , because for talking about star Boris so I reached out to this guy .
Eric Mack is fine and the master trouble here the master Trevor , yes. Oh , it was a surfer for Jedi master oh okay so , so I’m a Star Wars head okay or aficionado whatever you prefer .
Get the fate of Havana here.
So where to begin. Eric is part of the black dribbles , they are a group of 5 sci-fi fans they host a geek culture a podcast about comic books , movies , video games and Eric’s favorite thing is Star Wars .
I think for a lot of people. It’s inspirational you know and I mean it was a story that we got introduced to the young and resonated with us and we just never lost the passion for it you know he gave us , you know those great good guys . They gave us those classic bad guys , I think it’s just kinda sets at home , he’s been thinking about the new Star Wars movie 4 months like this one being called like the last Jedi that sounds like very dark to me like there should be more I like why where Luke . You know try again because an episode 7 .
Like a lot of fans , Eric is super-intense about Star Wars and there was something I had to tell them and I almost didn’t want to.
I have Leveson Stowers.
None of not know that. Yes .
9 movies over 4 decades , somehow I missed them all but I do know this : Star Wars gives people permission to be unabashedly nerdy to endlessly argue over a small details to roll out theories explaining a weird plot hole and to dream big. So on today’s episode of The Post will look into this love affair with Star Wars people and science inspired by the film .
Let’s start by dissecting a well known Star Wars fact even I know this one that the storm troopers the bad guys with the white helmets , they can’t hit anything. The issue that can science explain this mystery Randy Scott Carroll takes a lot .
So there you know joke about storm troopers.
Yeah. They can’t they can’t make any empty left this is someone a neighborhood kid who love Star Wars . I guess you know we prefer then going on can if they can hit people always necessarily reply .
That’s exactly what it was. I mean like seriously 37 other guys out .