Chuck Bean

Weekends

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If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about absolute disaster people. In that spirit, each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hours 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.) Fridays are a special wildcard edition where I ask you to determine if the stories are homegrown crazy or imported from other countries. Here are tonight’s stories:

Nevada County Man Tackles, Punches Bear To Save His Rescue Dog 'Buddy'

GRASS VALLEY (CBS 13) - A man's Thanksgiving brawl ended up saving his best friend's life. Kaleb Bentham and his 90-pound pit bull "Buddy" spent Thanksgiving lying in bed, but they're feeling more thankful than ever. "Honestly the only thing I could think of was 'save my baby,'" Bentham said.

Neighbor refuses to return missing cat

A neighbor spotted Ghost the cat in a window at a house around the corner. Kirstin went over there to speak to the family about getting him back. SAN DIEGO - A kitten in Clairemont is now in the middle of a bizarre neighborhood dispute.

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