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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:

An Australian politician was caught borrowing language from a speech by fictional 'The West Wing' President Jed Bartlet

An Australian politics reporter noticed similarities between a speech by an Australian Parliament member and lines delivered by "The West Wing" fictional President Jed Bartlet. Victorian Labor Party MP Will Fowles said though he was a fan of the show, using any similar phrases was unintentional, reporter James Talia told a radio show.

Police: Polk woman tried to sell stolen ring back to jewelry store

Alice Henry is facing felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property after she tried to sell a stolen ring back to the jewelry store from which it had been taken during a July burglary, according to the Winter Haven Police Department.

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