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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lever Machines; SCOTUS Preview; Legal Weed; Little League

Thursday, May 30, 2013

There's a proposal to bring back the old lever voting machines temporarily in New York. Hear a debate between Common Cause's Susan Lerner and Republican State Senator Martin Golden. Plus: New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, Adam Liptak, previews the cases the court has yet to rule on this term; the final installment of the Legal Weed series; WNYC's Beth Fertig on Mayor Bloomberg's small schools legacy; and a new book on a Newark little league team.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Boyhood, Baseball, and Violence in Newark

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jonathan Schuppe, New Jersey reporter and author of "A Chance to Win" (Henry Holt and Co., 2013), discusses this new book about an inner-city baseball team in Newark.

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Schoolbook

South Brooklyn HS Rivalry Takes the Mound

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Listen to a story that captures the sounds of spring, namely baseball, and the neighbors and brothers who compete on the field and "trash talk" between games.

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WQXR Blog

Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder Chooses Mozart for Walk-Up Music

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

For his walk-up music for his at-bats, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder has the public-address system at Comerica Park play the Mozart Requiem.

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Schoolbook

High School Athletes Open to 'Out' Teammates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC

Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ben McGrath and Roger Angell on writing about baseball.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ben McGrath and Roger Angell on writing about baseball.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Passion for the Park

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park.  Happy spring!

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WNYC News

Major League Baseball's Diversity Problem

Friday, April 12, 2013

Major League Baseball is experiencing an historic low in the number of African-American players. The league says about 8.5 percent of players on this year’s opening-day rosters identified themselves as African-American or black. That’s around half the number from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.

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The Takeaway

Jackie Robinson, and the End of Negro League Baseball

Friday, April 12, 2013

The new movie “42” tells the story of Jackie Robinson, and the integration of Major League Baseball. But it opens with the Negro League, in which Jackie Robinson and other talented black baseball players were relegated to compete. What was it like to play in the Negro League? And how was Jackie Robinson’s acceptance into MLB also the beginning of the end for the Negro League?

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The Takeaway

North Korean Threats, History of the Negro League, Gun Control Debate

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Movie Releases: "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "42" | On the Ground in South Korea | Senate Will Debate Gun Control Proposal | Navigating Portland's Food Culture with Nine-Year-Olds | Jackie Robinson, and the End of Negro League Baseball | The Art and Science of the Public Comeback

Soundcheck

Follow The 'Moneyball': The Rise Of Music Stats

Monday, April 08, 2013

Next Big Sound, a new music analytics firm digs into data to measure success and scout new talent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Baseball Season

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ben Reiter, Sports Illustrated staff writer, talks about the baseball season, the prevalence of strikeouts in games, why so many baseball players are getting injured. He’ll also field calls.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the 99 Percent Live, Shaped by Sciapparelli, Julia Sweeney, and Baseball

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Guesthost Mike Pesca finds out how the 99 Percent have been struggling through the Great Recession. Then Patricia Volk explains how her ideas of style and womanhood were shaped by her mother and the designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Julia Sweeney talks about her new memoir, about motherhood and other life events. And Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter talks about baseball!

WNYC News

Mets, Yankees Begin 2013 Season With a Win and a Loss

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Mets won their first game of the season against the San Diego Padres 11 to 2, and the Yankees lost to their long-standing rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 8 to 2.

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Features

Know Your Hot Dog: The Rise of the "Dachshund Sandwich"

Monday, April 01, 2013

With the baseball season upon us, it's hard not to think of the delicious concession that's become synonymous with America's favorite past time: The hot dog. We dug into the WNYC Archives to find out why and how the baloney on a roll became king of the ball field.

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WNYC News

Compare New York's Baseball Attendance Throughout Time

Monday, April 01, 2013

On Opening Day, we look back at the last 130 years of New York baseball fandom, from the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to John McGraw to the House that Ruth Built to the Amazin' Mets and beyond.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

NYU President on Baseball as a Road to God

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York University President John Sexton talks about how baseball can be used to illustrate the elements of a spiritual life--the subject of his popular course at NYU. In his new book Baseball as a Road to God, he shows that baseball is more than a game, or even a national pastime: It can be a road to a deeper and more meaningful life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: John Sexton

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New York University president John Sexton was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how he uses baseball as a metaphor for spirituality in his course, which has become one of the most popular on campus. He also told us what he's been listening to -- it's quite a mix!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

NYU President John Sexton, Training Navy SEALs, and Education in America

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

John Sexton, president of NYU, explains why baseball is more than a game.  Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver talks about training Navy SEALs. Jamie Quatro discusses her debut collection of stories, in I Want to Show You More. And Sarah Carr discusses education in 21st-century America and in New Orleans.

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Monte Irvin and Recollections on Negro League Baseball

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

Hall-of-famer Monte Irvin talks about his time in baseball during a round table discussion led by host Walter James Miller.

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