Becky Sullivan

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Powerball Dreamers Flood 'Lucky' Stores In Los Angeles

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ahead of Wednesday night's Powerball drawing for about $1.5 billion dollars, people waited in line down the block at a so-called "lucky" lottery retailer near Los Angeles.


#NPRreads: 4 Of The Week's Most Compelling Stories

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A rape victim who the police didn't believe. An investigation of Navy SEALS accused of beating and killing Afghan men. An in-depth look at prostitution. Plus, a profile of Little Richard.


'Star Wars' Superfan Describes Episode VII As 'The Movie We Always Wanted'

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sixteen years ago, Daniel Alter was first in line to see Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. NPR tracked him down to get his thoughts on the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.


Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.


The Sounds Of James Bond, From The Editors Who Created Them

Friday, November 06, 2015

Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg won the Oscar for their sound work on Skyfall. Now they're back with the new James Bond movie, Spectre. NPR's Becky Sullivan talks to the pair abo...


What Happens When Your 'Jeopardy!' Response Goes Viral

Monday, October 26, 2015

An NPR producer found out firsthand what it's like. The Final Jeopardy category was Flowers.


NPR Producer's Incorrect Answer To Final Jeopardy Goes Viral

Monday, October 26, 2015

NPR's Becky Sullivan was on Jeopardy! Friday, and her incorrect answer to Final Jeopardy went viral.


The Trademark Woes Of Michael Jordan (And Many Others) In China

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The NBA superstar's brand is one of many mired in copyright trouble in China. An unrelated shoe company with an Air Jordan-esque name and logo is making millions — and under Chinese law, it's legal.


Alison Brie's Breakout Role On 'Mad Men' Looked Like A Bit Part

Sunday, August 16, 2015

When Mad Men first started airing, Brie remembers saying, "I don't think it's gonna last very long." Even when the show was a hit, she kept looking for other work — and landed a role on Community.


A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game'

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the 1983 game, the Yankees were holding a trump card: an obscure rule that turned the Royals' game-winning home run into a game-loser, inspiring one of the most epic tantrums in baseball history.


Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, ESPN seemed to be impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.


A Bar, Blackjack And Best-Sellers: One Author's Big Break

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ben Mezrich had been a struggling author, without a regular job and knee-deep in debt. But that all changed at a dive bar in Boston, when Mezrich saw a local college student whip out a $100 bill.


Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns Is No. 1 NBA Draft Pick

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Towns was widely expected to be chosen first. He and the other top two picks each played only one season in college.


An Ohio Couple Would Like To Forget 'A Gronking To Remember'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A lawsuit alleges that the popular erotica e-book — which centers on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — used an engagement photo on its cover without permission.


NFL Holds First-Ever Scouting Combine For Veteran Players

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The NFL recently hosted its first-ever scouting combine for players with NFL experience. Just 107 players made the cut out of 2,000 applicants.


Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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.


Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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.


Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Saturday, March 07, 2015

If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.


The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.


Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Until the early '90s, young children often weren't tested for hearing loss until they had already missed out on a critical period for learning language. Dr. Marion Downs was determined to change that.