Sports

April 25, 2015 | NPR · The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR’s Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price repeated a choice curse word 77 times in a press conference. NPR’s Scott Simon defends profanity, but warns it can obscure meaning if too liberally applied.
 

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April 23, 2015 | NPR · He plays in Cleveland now, but when Dwayne Bowe heard that Betty Johnson, his favorite fan in Kansas City, had died, he flew in to pay his respects.
 

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April 22, 2015 | NPR · As Jenner prepares for an interview in which he’s expected to talk about his gender identity, commentator Frank Deford looks back at the reality TV star’s days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to fame.
 

April 21, 2015 | NPR · Major League Baseball is ushering in a whole new era of statistics for TV screens during Tuesday night’s Nationals vs. Cardinals broadcast. NPR asks sports writers if the new technology is too much.
 

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April 21, 2015 | NPR · More than 80 profanities in under six minutes. That’s the statistic baseball writers are talking about Tuesday, after Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price’s tirade against the media.
 

April 21, 2015 | WLRN · Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.
 

April 21, 2015 | NPR · More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic events. Specialists blame algae blooms but water quality has been a concern for Olympic organizers.
 

April 20, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez’s game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays’ 660 homerun record.
 

April 20, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Cameron French, who wrote a story for Reuters about why this may be the year that a Canadian hockey team wins the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993.
 

 

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News

Lark
April 25, 2015 | KQED · The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · The cause of Wall Street’s flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents’ London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · The powerful temblor hit north of the capital Kathmandu, toppling buildings in the capital. Dozens were also killed people in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh.
 

Arts & Life

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Maureen Gibbon’s new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet’s favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald’s 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern’s acting advice.
 

April 25, 2015 | NPR · We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon’s “A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford.”
 

Music

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Hatred of bands is often about association — about the story of ourselves that we’re comfortable telling the world.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · The French musician Colleen has added lyrics to her music after more than 10 years of being strictly instrumental.
 

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