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In the News (Fri 26 Apr 19)

  Car Talk Signs with NPR through 2009
This week, NPR and Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi agreed to contract extension that keeps the hit show on NPR stations through the end of the decade.
Car Talk is public radio's most popular entertainment program, airing on 587 stations with more than 4.2 million listeners a week tuning in for an hour-long tune-up on car advice and fun.
NPR has distributed Car Talk since 1987, so the current agreement will take the brothers "well past our 20th year of nationally syndicated bad car advice," says Tom.
www.npr.org /about/press/040714.cartalk.html   (377 words)

  Car Talk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States and elsewhere.
Car Talk's theme song is "Dawggy Mountain Breakdown" by David Grisman.
Car Talk's hosts are brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi (aka, "Click and Clack, The Tappet Brothers"), two long-time car mechanics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Car_Talk   (1000 words)

 NOLA.com: Car Talk Forum
Here how you find an average for car wrecks for everybody: You count all the car wrecks, then you count all the humans, then you divide all the car wrecks by all the humans.
Example: one son has 2 car wrecks, the other one have zero car wrecks, 2 sons divide into 2 car wrecks equal 1 car wreck per son.
To tell me the average person has one big car wreck in their life time is pointless becuase if 2 others had no wrecks and I had one the average is one per a person.
www.nola.com /forums/cartalk/index.ssf?artid=256   (135 words)

 Web Sites I Like -- Car Talk
They do talk about cars when people call in with car-related questions, but they also talk about whatever else they want to, which is almost always good.
Be warned that "Car Talk" is shot through with running jokes, some of which go back to the beginning days of the show.
Every so often the Car Talk Guys hold a different sort of listener-participation event -- one that lasts a few weeks in a row and isn't so much of a puzzle as it is a contest to see who can come up with the best whatever, such as the best poem or the best story.
barelybad.com /car_talk.htm   (696 words)

 Radio Hall of Fame - Car Talk, Comedy
Car Talk began in 1977, when Tom Magliozzi agreed to participate in a radio call-in show about car mechanics at Boston University’s WBUR.
In 1992, Car Talk won the prestigious George A. Peabody Award for their unique and entertaining contribution to radio.
Car Talk was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1998.
www.radiohof.org /comedy/cartalk.html   (214 words)

 Current.org | A visit to Car Talk Plaza
Car Talk evolved out of what was supposed to be a call-in show with a panel of mechanics.
The show has also constructed an elaborate Car Talk mythology, with a host of fictional staff members credited at the end of each week's show, and references to the figurative Car Talk Plaza and the metaphorical Puzzler Tower.
Car Talk seldom goes on the road to tape in front of live audiences (laughs from the audience are superfluous), but producer Doug Berman's Wait, Wait...
www.current.org /people/peop511cartalk.html   (3163 words)

 Car Talk: Actual Car Info
The world's messiest car?; amusing garage signs from all over; help wanted: CIA wrench spinner.
The lackeys of Car Talk sat down to discuss this very topic with Tom and Ray.
Our Car Talk Car Adviser will set up your own personal web page with exact maintenance information for your car, important safety recalls, and hints and tips from Tom and Ray.
www.cartalk.com /menus/info.html   (1014 words)

 WFYI Indianapolis - Car Talk
Car Talk is a hilarious, fast-paced call-in program in which hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi take the fear out of car repair and find the fun in engine failure.
Car Talk is distributed by NPR via satellite and airs in every major market in the country.
Car Talk also produces “Click and Clack Talk Cars,” a nationally syndicated, twice-weekly newspaper column, distributed by King Features Syndicate and carried by 335 papers.
www.wfyi.org /radioCarTalk.asp   (639 words)

 Commentary on Car Talk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Car Talk is mildly amusing at best; but in an era where David Letterman is called a comedian, that's probably as good as it gets.
Car Talk is an artifact of an earlier time when public radio was partly community radio.
Regular people volunteered to do programs to keep their radio station on the air, to feel good about giving something back to the community, and of course to be a star.
campus.murraystate.edu /academic/faculty/bob.lochte/CarTalk.html   (531 words)

 Car Talk
You don't say what kind of car you have, but when you put a car with independent rear suspension up on a lift, the wheels do angle in as the car hangs there -- suspended underneath by the frame.
Tom: And when you put the car back on the ground, the wheels still angle in at first, until the car is driven around and the suspension geometry has a chance to sort itself out.
So if you saw the car just after it came down from the lift, you might have thought it was damaged.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /wheels/238792_talk02.html?source=rss   (696 words)

 Car Talk - Programs from WUSF 89.7
Car Talk is hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known to their listeners as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" - monikers taken from the clickety-clack sound of aging automobiles.
During the show, the brothers freely dispense expert car advice to callers in the broad accents of their native East Cambridge neighborhood.
We know that the calls about car problems aren't our best calls, so our best calls had to be something else." Whatever the call, Tom and Ray handle each with spirited comments and sound advice that listeners have grown to expect each week.
www.wusf.usf.edu /wusf-fm/Programs/Car_Talk.cfm   (361 words)

 WETS-fm Public Radio for East TN-Southwest VA-Western NC-Americana-Classical-NPR News-ETSU - Car Talk
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the Peabody Award-winning hosts of Car Talk on NPR, are better known as “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” — taking their names from the clickety-clack sound made by aging autos.
Tom joins the Car Talk staff around the big wooden table in the "conference room" at WBUR-FM, most of whom have their feet up and are munching on some kind of fat and cholesterol-laden junk food.
Dougie is in the booth giving Tom and Ray their regular pre-show pep talk, in which, among other things, he reminds them to answer the caller's questionsÂ…eventually.
www.wets.org /?CONTEXT=cat&cat=124   (1437 words)

 Car Talk
But it's more than just a raucous send-up of our nation's car culture, it is a biting satire of a super-sized country where bigger is always better and people genuinely get offended at the mere suggestion that they should be a tad bit more fuel efficient.
Car Talk: You've written a musical about a boy who designs an SUV to impress a girl.
CAR TALK, DEWEY, CHEETHAM and HOWE, SHAMELESS COMMERCE, and WARPED DISCS and are registered trademarks of Tom and Ray Magliozzi and/or Tappet Brothers Associates d/b/a Dewey, Cheetham and Howe.
gershkuntzman.homestead.com /Car_Talk.htm   (580 words)

 'Car Talk' Brothers Race for Arthritis Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The brothers host a nationally-syndicated public radio talk show called "Car Talk." On the show, the two "wisecracking mechanics joke around and answer people's questions about their cars and anything else that comes up," according to Doug Burman, the show's executive producer.
The Car Talk team won the "consolation heat," which was between the 11 lowest finishers in the other heats, he said.
One goal of the Car Talk team during the race was to "test the theory of relativity" to see "that if we go faster, the car gets shorter," Burman said.
www-tech.mit.edu /V114/N42/cartalk.42n.html   (1117 words)

 NPR's Car Talk on WBFO
On the show, the brothers freely dispense expert car advice to callers, along with assorted wisecracks in the broad accents of their native East Cambridge Massachusetts neighborhood.
To the shock and bewilderment (and later, delight) of many program directors, Car Talk premiered nationally later that year and quickly became one of NPR's most popular programs.
Car Talk is produced by Dewey, Cheetham, and Howe and WBUR in Boston.
www.wbfo.org /programming/cartalk.php3   (245 words)

 Car harnesses - Talk Pets! Forums
Maya is getting too big for her crate that fits in the car so I need something else.
I was looking into a car harness but was wondering if they work and what brand yall recommend.
I hate when I go out to the store and I see a dog that is in a car with the window just left open a little, a car heats up so fast when it is hot out.
www.talkpets.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4889   (534 words)

 Car Talk - Questions & Answers
We are guys working on cars too and we know you want: the highest quality parts available, manufactured specifically for your car, at a fair price, delivered a few days later.
Inline Tube has been dedicated to the classic car hobby for over 20 years, building and showing cars, talking with customers, and listening to what you want in a tubing company: the highest quality parts at the best price.
Whether the car is disc front or all wheel disc, a proportioning valve is required.
www.inlinetube.com /cartalk.htm   (2462 words)

 Car Talk
If you disconnected the battery and the engine died, it meant the car's charging system was kaput.
With all the electronics and computers and risks of current surges in cars these days, we'd never take that kind of risk on a customer's car.
Dear Tom and Ray: My daughter's boyfriend bought a used car from a dealership, which had a 127-point check to ensure that its used cars are safe to sell.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /wheels/249519_talk25.html?source=rss   (681 words)

 Car Talk - The Car Connection
During most installments of this one-hour weekly phone-in and talk show, the laughter is contagious and the automotive (and interpersonal) diagnostics are, so to speak, engaging.
If you've got a thousand-dollar car, you decide to take the head off and rebuild it and you screw it up, it's not the end of the world.
Talking on the damned cell phone sneaked into cars without anyone in Congress - that bunch of sleaze balls....
www.thecarconnection.com /Auto_News/Driving_Forces/Car_Talk.S192.A1000.html   (2221 words)

 Texas Public Radio - Car Talk
During the show, Tom and Ray freely dispense expert car advice to callers in the broad accents of their native East Cambridge neighborhood.
One Car Talk caller introduced her boyfriend to her mechanic.
It seems that the mechanic was giving her boyfriend preferential treatment as a favor to her.
www.tpr.org /programs/cartalk.html   (298 words)

 Car talk radio, radio talk show hosts, talk radio on the internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program WFIU and Car Talk have joined up with a new charity donation organization-Vehicle.
Talk radio are radio stations and programs which focus on holding some sort of car talk radio.
One Car Talk caller introduced her boyfriend to her mechanic car talk radio..
www.funnyfreeware.com /talk_radio/car_talk_radio.html   (433 words)

 Joho the Blog: Car Talk Talk
Tom did correct the record during a subsequent show, saying something to the effect that no money had actually changed hands and that Caravan passengers were only being ejected through the back doors of moving vehicles, not the sunroofs and side doors as he might have mistakenly said.
Car Talk is the most widely-heard show on NPR.
As a Car Talk fan myself, I thought fellow listeners would have the most interesting answers.
www.hyperorg.com /blogger/mtarchive/003564.html   (324 words)

 Car Talk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tom and Ray (well, actually Ray) are known for long rants on the evils of the internal combustion engine, the state of Iowa, people who talk on cell phones while driving, women named Donna, the use (or misuse) of the English language, and just about anything else, including themselves.
They often cast an critical insider's eye (jaundiced, mostly) towards the auto industry.
The complete listing of all Car Talk gag credits (http://www.cartalk.com/content/about/credits/credits.html)
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Car_Talk   (482 words)

 Bonaire Talk: Island Car Rental
Island Car Rental is a small company, they have about 20 cars, and they use relatively older cars for rental, but the cars are well serviced.
When you see their cars driving on the roads, you cannot see that these are older cars, the bodywork is well taken care of, actually they look better then the rusty vehicles you rent from other bigger companies.
I have rented cars with them several times in the past, and the cars were on time, on the right place, filled-up with gas and clean, and I didn't have any technical problem at all.
www.bonairetalk.com /newsgroup/messages/32/226634.html?1117375493   (439 words)

 KWMU Car Talk
Car Talk airs on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
Car Talk's Web team followed Tom and Ray through a typical day to give Web visitors a sneak peek behind the scenes...and for some reason, they titled the feature "Wasting a Perfectly Good Hour!
If you need car advice, you can sign up for the Car Talk Car Adviser, which will notify you of safety recalls, service reminders, maintenance tips, etc...
www.kwmu.org /Programs/cartalk.html   (177 words)

 Car Talk
We have two options: either the car is a closed system or an open system; if closed, then by P29, it’s determined to act in just this definite way, so it ain’t broke.
If not, then either it’s an open part of a (bigger) closed system (car + environment) or not; if not, then we can’t repair the car (to repair something is to intervene among the causes of dysfunction & open systems lack ultimate causes--events are either brute facts or effects of hidden variables).
Any explanation of the problems here must be of the form cause C brought it about that effect E -- not someone doesn’t want the car to run.
www.mtsu.edu /~rbombard/RB/Spinoza/car.html   (261 words)

 Car Talk - DogstarRadio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The hosts, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack) listen to the caller describe the symptoms of his or her malfunctioning car, often asking them to replicate strange sounds, then attempt to identify the cause of the malfunction.
If you are looking for a sirious car show, skip this one.
But if you are looking for something very funny with an automotive theam, then tune them in.
www.dogstarradio.com /wiki/index.php?title=Car_Talk   (271 words)

 wamu.org : Car Talk
Car Talk just might be the best thing to hit radio on Saturday mornings since the air bag was invented (some might say they're actually one-in-the-same) and you can hear it every morning on WAMU 88.5 FM.
If you miss it (heaven forbid!) you can listen to the show online at the Car Talk website.
Our service is totally free and includes convenient pick-up of your car, truck, RV, plane, boat, motorcycle or other motorized vehicle anywhere in the U.S. One of the most responsibly managed programs in the country.
www.wamu.org /programs/car_talk.php   (399 words)

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