entertainment

Craig Kief

Who else did you expect while Peter's away?

Two-time Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks will guest host an episode of NPR's news quiz "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" this weekend. It was taped in front of a (very lucky) live audience in Chicago and now you can hear it Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, January 15 at 4 p.m. on WRVO.

Julia Botero / WRVO News

The Pokemon Go craze sweeping the nation has hit Watertown. The city’s Public Square usually doesn’t see activity in the evening but recently, downtown is flooded with young people. They’re all staring at their phones, playing an augmented reality game that has them hunting for cartoon monsters and points. WRVO'S Julia Botero went to see what all the fuss is about and sent this audio postcard.

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Officials with the New York State Fair continue to announce new events and attractions, as the end-of-summer event looks to reverse a trend of dropping attendance.  

Fair officials today announced a first for this year’s exposition -- a  running event called the Bubble Blast 5K Run that will be a fundraiser for ACR Health and Operation Walk.  It’s the latest of a series of initiatives meant to get more people to come to the fair. Acting fair director Troy Waffner admits there is a feeling of urgency this year to boost attendance.