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Chuck Bean

Weekends

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Firefighters rescue teen trapped in safe at gun range

Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Firefighters responded to a gun range in Florida to rescue a teenager who became trapped inside a large gun safe on the showroom floor. The Orlando Fire Department said the teen girl climbed into the safe Tuesday at Shooters World in Orlando and the door closed behind her, trapping her inside.

When Covid closed the library: staff call every member of Victorian library to say hello

When Melbourne's Yarra Plenty regional libraries first went into lockdown in March, shut the doors and left the remaining unborrowed books on their shelves, staff were sent home with a phone. "One of the hardest things about lockdown was people being separated from their community," said Lisa Dempster, Yarra Plenty's executive manager of public participation.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.