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The 'Silent Senator,' Mahler interrupted and hugger muggers: Dinner Party Download

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Hattie Carraway, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. United States Library of Congress

The Dinner Party Download duo, Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam stop by to share some conversation starters. For instance, this week back in 1932, an Arkansas housewife suddenly became the first elected female Senator in US history. Her name was Hattie Caraway and she was known for keeping a low profile, sometimes even knitting in the Senate rather than making big speeches. She got the nickname "Silent Hattie." The DPD guys will also tell how one person's iPhone ringtone forced the New York Philharmonic to halt mid-performance. They'll also talk about hugger muggers, a new type of thief springing up in England.

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