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Week to Week News Quiz for 5/22/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.22.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's our first Week to Week News Quiz of the Post-Letterman Era. Take our latest quiz and see that the news, alas, is still the same.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/15/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.15.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The thrill might be gone, now that B.B. King has passed away. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week. Here ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

As the world pauses with Tom Brady to "digest" the NFL report, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/1/15: Special May Day Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 05.01.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: It could also be used to dry the laundry the other 364 days of the year; everybody knows this name; it is in the name, folks; and there you go again. Answers are below the quiz.

Life: Sexually-Transmitted and Fatal

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Life is a sexually-transmitted condition that is invariably fatal. That well-phrased truth -- often attributed to British author Neil Gaiman -- led...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/24/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.24.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

With whom is the president battling -- rhetorically in one case and literally in another? Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out. Here a...

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Sorta not-really bipartisan bill; can't believe they passed up Harry Potter; Chewie's home; and politics and poker. Answers are below the quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/10/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.10.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's finally here. You-know-who is going to do you-know what. You don't know? Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out. Here are some rand...

Commonwealth Club and Chevron CEO Shamed into Silence

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Following close to 5000 emails and a letter from over 40 environmental and human rights NGOs, a spirited group of activists disrupted the San Francisco Commonwealth Club's annual gala last week.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/3/15: Iran Special Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 04.03.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Now that agreements are being made with Iran, it's time the Week to Week news quiz takes a special look at this contentious relationship and agreement.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict 101

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's possible to condense the incomprehensibly complex Russia/Ukraine conflict into one coherent hour, Matthew Rojansky can do it. Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute, and an expert on the region, proved that in a recent presentation at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.

Bringing Dishonor Upon an Honorary Award

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We just found out that the Commonwealth Club of California - the "nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum" - plans to honor Chevron CEO John Watson as a "distinguished global citizen" who has "given back" to the global community.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/27/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.27.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Now's Sharron Angle's chance; they're also mad about the pastries; the funeral was very, very orderly; and Bill Gates would approve. Answers are below the quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.20.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

ISIS is on the march again; see what other ominous things are happening by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hi...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.13.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from archiving your personal emails and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Not the Gomer Pyle ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

They're parcelling out the jobs and blame in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: It gave the country a new...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.22.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Misbehavior by politicians is only one of the problems you'll see in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Brian Wi...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.15.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out how the Supreme Court is able to sit through speeches by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: ther...

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.08.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from writing your congressional address and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: He's glad he's ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/30/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.01.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

There's more to this week than preparing for a big football game, as our latest Week to Week news quiz shows. Here are some random but real hints: In...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/23/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.25.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Find out the State of the News with our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Sneezy won't be making his usual appearan...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/16/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.18.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for the playoff games, spend some quality time on your couch taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real h...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/9/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.11.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's crisis to crisis this week; catch your breath by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Bavaria on the c...

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/2/15

John Zipperer | Posted 03.04.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Be informed in the new year by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/26/14: Special Year-End Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 02.25.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's time for gift-giving and year-end celebrations, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see who's giving what to whom.