Sports

August 20, 2014 | NPR · David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
 

August 19, 2014 | NPR · Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil’s soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic World Cup defeat against Germany.
 

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August 16, 2014 | WHYY · She made history at the Little League World Series, becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout. With an uncanny arm and easy cool, she’s leading a band of underdogs deeper into the postseason.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Leena Gade of Audi Sport oversees mechanics, engineers and drivers. In 2011, she became the first female race engineer to win the Le Mans.
 

August 16, 2014 | NPR · There’s a new Major League Baseball commissioner, and a new star Little League pitcher. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest from the world of sports.
 

August 16, 2014 | NPR · Three great sports writers join NPR’s Scott Simon to discuss the new anthology, Football: Great Writing About the National Sport. We hear from John Schulian, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and Frank DeFord.
 

August 15, 2014 | NPR · Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league’s commissioner. Manfred is the sport’s 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.
 

August 15, 2014 | NPR · In a new memoir called Just Tell Me I Can’t, Moyer explains how he became a better pitcher in his 40s than his 20s. Originally broadcast Oct. 2, 2013.
 

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August 14, 2014 | NPR · Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he’ll retire in January.
 

 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may “vastly underestimate” the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?
 

August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen’s shooting.
 

General Motors
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The 1964 World’s Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here’s how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).
 

Arts & Life

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
 

August 20, 2014 | NPR · Daniel Kehlmann’s F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.
 

Music

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera’s labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America’s largest performing arts organization.
 

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August 20, 2014 | WXPN · The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock ‘n’ roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former’s iconic “Marquee Moon” as a song title.
 

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