Sports

April 1, 2015 | NPR · David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.
 

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March 30, 2015 | KAJX · There’s a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it’s banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
 

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March 29, 2015 | NPR · A missed free throw sent Michigan State-Louisville to overtime, where the Cardinals couldn’t hang on. Gonzaga hung with Duke but couldn’t quite keep up.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame’s upset bid in a 68-66 win. They’ll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year’s Final Four.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you’re the one holding money in your office’s college basketball pool, take heed.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball.
 

March 27, 2015 | NPR · China’s sports bureaucracy threatened this week to standardize dancing in public squares.
 

March 26, 2015 | NPR · The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will bet $9 billion over the course of this year’s March Madness tournament, more than double what they bet on the Super Bowl.
 

 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · After being found found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · She was born in 1898. And now comes word that Japan’s Misao Okawa has died at age 117. She had been the world’s oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Diplomats from the seven countries involved are sending mixed signals, one day after the deadline lapsed for reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
 

Arts & Life

April 1, 2015 | NPR · The multitalented filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky turns to fiction (sort of) with Where the Bird Sings Best, a semi-autobiographical novel that critic Juan Vidal calls “brilliant, mad, unpredictable.”
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · Ronson’s new So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed looks at the ways social media shaming affects both the targets and those doing the shaming. Critic Eric Weiner calls it sharp-eyed and often hilarious.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · “There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us,” says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.
 

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April 1, 2015 | NPR · A pair of timpani — the only ones crafted by legendary viola and violin maker Antonio Stradivari — go on sale today in New York. Bidding on the two drums might go well into eight figures.
 

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March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · It was in Philly where Jimmy Smith first took a church instrument and made it swing. Years later, the city’s jazz community gathers to salute its many soulful pioneers of the Hammond B-3 organ.
 

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March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · One of today’s great singers celebrates the centennial of a jazz icon. Wilson brings her fresh arrangements of classic tunes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
 

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