Sports

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The World Series resumes Friday the first in San Francisco. The Giants have won two rings in five years — 2010 and 2012 — and they’re working on a third.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday’s report on the school’s varsity athletes taking phony classes.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there’s new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · An independent investigation found that the school’s African and Afro-American Studies Department used the “paper classes” to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They’re amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker’s level of superstardom.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City’s powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven’t been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City’s streak of eight-straight wins.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Country music isn’t the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.
 

 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · The massive auto recall announced this week is different than most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it’s like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
 

Arts & Life

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it’s like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her “torch of freedom.”
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure – 2 movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.
 

Music

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Join host Fiona Ritchie as she showcases new music from established artists and emerging talent.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland’s accompaniment in “Skylark” and “Fine And Mellow.”
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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