Sports

April 24, 2014 | NPR · Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered.
 

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · John Eric Goff, the chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College, explains the science of the 2014 World Cup soccer ball.
 

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April 22, 2014 | NPR · NPR followed eight runners on their journey to the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what it looks like to stare 26.2 miles in the face, and finish.
 

April 21, 2014 | NPR · The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR’s Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983.
 

April 21, 2014 | NPR · Beyond baseball’s numerous explicit rules, there are plenty of unwritten rules of etiquette, as well — one of which Carlos Gomez apparently violated recently. Jonah Keri of Grantland explains.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student-athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they’re still waiting to unionize.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · In the men’s field, Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners after pulling away from Wilson Chebet of Kenya late in the race.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · The twin bombings of 2013 cast a long shadow on Monday’s race. But the crowds basked in the sunshine today, as American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. men in the Boston Marathon.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · The 117-year-old road race is full of lore and rich with history. We talk to two men who likely know the marathon better than anyone else on the course today.
 

 

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News

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April 24, 2014 | MR · Critics have blamed General Motors’ delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using non-union Staples employees.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.
 

Arts & Life

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Who Is Dayani Cristal?, a documentary narrated by actor Gael Garcia Bernal, examines the journey that costs many migrants to the United States their lives.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The revenge drama Blue Ruin demonstrates that the famous dish, often served more cool than cold, can sometimes be more dangerous in the hands of the sincere but inept.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It’s a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
 

Music

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April 24, 2014 | WXPN · Though today’s guests call Athens, Ga., home, they have roots in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the father of lead singer Patterson Hood recorded with the legendary studio band.
 

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April 24, 2014 | WBGO · We’re about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who’s launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
 

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April 24, 2014 | KCRW · Kelis Rogers recently packed her 12-piece band onto the small stage at Santa Monica’s Apogee Studios for a raucous good time. Watch her perform “Friday Fish Fry” from her new album, Food.
 

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