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Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Some critics say that women's sports aren't treated the same as men's sports when it comes to coverage, marketing and advertising. Frank Deford has some thoughts about why that is, and how it can change.

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Transition Game: Athletes Who Make It In Music

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

For most athletes, retirement offers an opportunity to pursue other interests. While many turn to the broadcast booth or business ventures, a few turn to music, either as musicians or for careers in the industry. Musician Erin McKeown talks with former Division I basketball player Christen Greene, now a music business manager for bands such as The Lumineers.

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Broadcast Sports Pioneer Bob Wolff Shares His Archive

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Broadcaster Bob Wolff, 92, witnessed many historic moments in sports during his 74-year career. He has donated more than 1,000 hours of his broadcasts to the Library of Congress.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Venus and Serena”

Monday, May 06, 2013

Director Michelle Major talks about her documentary Venus and Serena,” about the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act in professional tennis. The Williams sisters broke new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere, dominating the women’s game for over a decade. “Venus and Serena” is currently playing on demand and on iTunes and will be opening at the Village East Cinema May 10.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Burt Bacharach, Saul Bellow's Life, The Great Gatsby, and "Venus and Serena"

Monday, May 06, 2013

On today’s show: Songwriter Burt Bacharach talks about his life and career in music. Greg Bellow looks at his complex relationship with his father, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow. We’re airing a conversation recorded in the Greene Space in March with the BBC World Book Club. on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Plus, “Venus and Serena,” a new documentary about how the Williams sisters broke new ground and came to dominate women’s tennis.

The Price Glenn Burke Paid For Coming Out

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Glenn Burke was an outfielder with the LA Dodgers in the 1970s. He was also gay — something that many of his teammates knew at the time though the general public did not. Documentary filmmaker Doug Harris discusses how Burke's sexuality sat with his teammates and the Dodgers' front office.

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Soccer Referee Dies, One Week After Being Felled By Punch

Sunday, May 05, 2013

A soccer referee who was punched by a player after calling a foul on him during a recreation soccer game in Utah died Saturday night, one week after he sustained the injury. The suspect, 17, who received a yellow card penalty from referee Ricardo Portillo, was arrested Monday.

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Sports: Comebacks In Basketball Playoffs

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his take on the latest sports news.

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Odds Favorite Orb Wins Muddy 139th Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 04, 2013

It's Derby Day in Kentucky, where days and weeks of anticipation will culminate in a race that lasts just over two minutes. When the starting gates open at 6:24 p.m. EDT, 19 horses will race on a wet Kentucky Derby track.

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A 'Decadent And Depraved' Derby With Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Illustrator Ralph Steadman had never heard of Hunter S. Thompson before he flew to Churchill Downs on assignment to cover the Kentucky Derby. But after an unforgettable, booze-ridden weekend with the writer, Steadman's life was never the same.

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Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Stephen Johnstone started celebrating with the winning families and jockeys — uninvited — in 1963. In the 18 times he's sneaked into the festivities, he's never been caught. Once you're past the gate, he says, your job is to share the joy of the moment.

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Sports: From Basketballs To Racing Horses

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Host Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the latest sports news.

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By Coming Out, Has Jason Collins Changed The Game?

Friday, May 03, 2013

A lot of people have called basketball player Jason Collins a hero for coming out as the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sport. But the Barbershop guys ask if it's heroism or hype.

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3 Horses To Know In The Kentucky Derby

Friday, May 03, 2013

Looking for some tips about which horse might win the first leg of the Triple Crown? We've collected some of the smart thinking.

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On The Media

The Journalist Behind Jackie Robinson

Friday, May 03, 2013

Throughout the more than six-decade celebration of Jackie Robinson's desegregation of baseball, the journalist who brought Robinson's story to the world has remained unknown. Brooke talks to Los Angeles Times sports writer Bill Plashcke, who recently penned a portrait of writer Wendell Smith, who helped secure Robinson's place in American history. 

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VIDEO: Could Tommy Lasorda Be Any Less Impressed By PSY?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

When the South Korean star popped out to entertain the crowd at Dodgers Stadium, Lasorda had a closeup view. But he doesn't appear to have liked what he was seeing.

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Crunching The Numbers On Blacks' Views On Gays

Thursday, May 02, 2013

When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?

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Drifting Attracts Next Generation Of Racing Fans

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Competitive drifting is a growing niche in auto racing. There's no checkered flag, just judges scoring drivers on their screeching, sliding skids around hair-raising curves.

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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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For A Black Doctor, Building Trust By Slowing Down

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dr. Gregory McGriff, a black doctor in a largely white community, says gaining his patients' trust requires him to spend more time and "communicate a little bit more" than his white colleagues. He says that disparity, while seeming unfair, has helped to make him a better doctor.

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