Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal, how a hurricane made monkeys nicer, Philly Joy Bank

We talk to NPR host Peter Sagal before a live taping of Wait Wait in Philly. And, a new study found monkeys in Puerto Rico became kinder after Hurricane Maria.

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We talk to Peter Sagal about his npr show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me.

We talk to Peter Sagal about his npr show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me.

The Philly Joy Bank will give 250 moms-to-be $1,000 a month to combat infant mortality. The pilot program starts this week and will provide the money with no strings attached to pregnant Philadelphians from 2nd trimester to one year post birth. WHYY health and science report Nicole Leonard explains how the universal guaranteed income program could improve maternal and infant health, particularly for Black mothers, and why the idea is spreading.

Hurricane Maria devastated large parts of Puerto Rico, including Cayo Santiago, a remote island just off the coast also known as Monkey Island. Researchers have been studying the population of rhesus macaques to see how they adapted to the disaster that wiped out their habitat. A new study has found that the notoriously aggressive monkeys have become kinder and friendlier in order to survive the harsh conditions. We talk with one of the authors, University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist Michael Platt.

NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” is coming to Philadelphia on Thursday night. Ahead of the live show at The Mann Center, we are joined by host Peter Sagal to talk about the 25-year-old comedy quiz show, the panelists, games, and how it stays funny and relevant.

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