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WQXR Blog

Utah Symphony Targets Ski Bums With Discount Program

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Utah Symphony and Opera on Monday announced a new ticketing promotion aimed at the many skiers who converge on Salt Lake City every winter.
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The Takeaway

Inside the Paralympics: Downhill Skiing

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ralph Green, the first African-American man to make the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team, says he's proudly representing both his country and his hometown of Brooklyn.

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The Takeaway

How Do They Do That? Olympic Freestyle Skiing and Ski Jump

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

If you're like most people, you might be wondering how Olympic athletes do what they do. Though ski jump is a spectacular combination of athletics, fearlessness, and beauty, it is ultimately about physics. Eric Goff, The Takeaway's resident Olympics physicist, is the chair of the Physics Department at Lynchburg College and author of "Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports." Mick Berry, a freestyle skiing coach in Park City, UT, weighs in on the precision and speed required to compete at this level.

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WQXR Blog

Violinist Vanessa-Mae to Ski at Sochi Olympics

Monday, January 20, 2014

The manager of Vanessa-Mae says the musician will be swapping her violin for skis to compete at the Winter Olympics.

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WNYC News

Astoria Park May Be Home to Ski Slope This Winter

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ski lovers looking to hit the slopes may not have to look any farther than Queens.

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WNYC News

Snow Joke! Ski Resorts Still Struggling With Warm Weather

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mild winter temperatures are putting a damper on the ski season.

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Strangers

Gil Garcetti: ‘You Prosecuted Me for Murder’

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

As LA District Attorney, Gil Garcetti has had a massive impact on the lives of thousands of strangers. Sometimes they recognize him on the street?

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WNYC News

Ski Resorts Cope with Warmer Start to Winter

Sunday, January 01, 2012

The warm start to winter hasn't been a boon for everyone - especially ski resorts that rely on colder temperatures for business.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Harry Reid's Jobs Bill, Bode Miller Wins Gold, Listeners' Top Sports Movie for Sports-Haters

Monday, February 22, 2010

  • WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: An update from Time Magazine Washington correspondent Jay Newton-Small on legislation President Obama just introduced that would crack down on insurance companies. It's the first time the president has introduced legislation in the health care debate.
  • OLYMPICS TAKEOUT: From Vancouver, New York Times reporter, Jason Stallman recaps the Olympics weekend, including the U.S.- Canada hockey team and Bode Miller's gold performance in the super combined.
  • LISTENER RESPONSE: All weekend our listeners called in with their nominations for the top sports movies for people who hate sports. We hear some of your favorites.

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