Sports

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It’s woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

April 16, 2014 | NPR · Yasiel Puig has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but equally remarkable was his perilous journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Jesse Katz told the story recently in Los Angeles Magazine.
 

April 16, 2014 | NPR · The National Hockey League playoffs start Wednesday night, and the National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday. We run down the post-season picture for both sports.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he’s past even a golfer’s prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she’s back for another go and a chance to inspire others.
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · After a blustery final round at Augusta National, Bubba Watson earned his second win at the prestigious Masters golf championship on Sunday.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · Even Tiger Woods didn’t make the cut at the Masters when he was 20, but Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead with Bubba Watson at 5 under par going into Sunday’s final round.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.
 

 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when disaster struck. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The two cases are the first in the country since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.
 

Arts & Life

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Mimi Pond’s graphic memoir is a rose (or in this case aqua) tinted recollection of her time waitressing at a bohemian diner in Oakland in the 1970s. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says it’s a sweet tribute.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A priest in Naples’ tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Though he’s not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Today’s show features great solo artists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.
 

Mountain Stage
April 16, 2014 | NPR · Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd’s “Mother.”
 

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