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January 21, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden’s first year has been one of ups and downs; today’s show recaps a news conference he gave this week and examines some reporters’ questions going forward. Divers discuss a newly discovered coral reef near Tahiti. A 19-year-old pilot makes history in an around-the-world flight. And Disney fans line up for hours to buy a special container of popcorn.

1. What city is set to become the first ever to host both a Winter Olympics and a Summer Olympics?

2. What U.S. holiday was first observed in 1986, though several states and cities had been holding their own observances for years before that?

3. A rare, “blanket” type of what animal was recently observed by a marine biologist who was snorkeling off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef?

4. In what Pacific island nation did a recent volcanic eruption cause damage and trigger a tsunami that spread across the ocean?

5. What object, which was sent by a U.S. Army sergeant to his mother after World War II, was lost for 76 years and recently delivered to his widow in Massachusetts?

6. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently predicted that between June 2020 and June 2021, America saw a record number (101,263) of what?

7. Airline carriers, the U.S. government, and the U.S. wireless industry are involved in a controversy concerning what kind of technology?

8. A food company recently made headlines for releasing a beauty mask that strongly resembles what lunch meat?

9. Near what Polynesian island did divers recently discover a 2-mile-long coral reef at a greater depth than these ecosystems are usually found?

10. Name the 19-year-old pilot who just became the youngest woman ever to fly solo around the world – and the first woman to do that in a microlight aircraft.

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