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Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Retire

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played the start of his 200th and final test match—the match that marks the coming close of his 24-year career.The “Little Master,” as he’s sometimes called, is a sports icon like no other. In 2011, he led India to a cricket World Cup victory but long before that, he captured the heart of the country with his exploits. Rahul Tandon, BBC Cricket reporter in Mumbai, reflects on day the first day of Tendulkar's last match.

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New Tech City

These Games Could Be Good for Young Brains

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Games have power, so this week, we play a few that can motivate kids to learn more, whether they realize it or not. And we see how a test case of a new technology for football might help keep young heads safer (and smarter) from injury.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Uniting the States; Sculptor Richard Serra; Tea Party "Town Hall"; Mike Tyson

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Simon Winchester talks about the inventors, explorers, and thinkers whose work shaped early America and united the nation. Richard Serra discusses his monumental sculptures and his new show at the Gagosian Gallery. Directors Sierra Pettengill and Jamila Wignot on their documentary, “Town Hall, which follows two Tea Party candidates in Pennsylvania during the 2012 campaign season. Former heavyweight champion of the world, philosopher, and pigeon lover, Mike Tyson talks about his unlikely journey to and from the boxing ring.

Atlanta Braves Shock Fans With Plan To Move To Suburbs

Monday, November 11, 2013

In a move that took many fans by surprise, the Atlanta Braves announced Monday that the team will move to the city's suburbs, where it will build a new stadium. The team's lease on Turner Field, the stadium that's been the Braves' home since 1997, will expire in 2016.

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It's A New Orleans Mantra, But Using 'Who Dat' May Cost You

Monday, November 11, 2013

Residents say the phrase "Who Dat" is part and parcel of New Orleans culture. The chant opens Saints football games, and "Who Dat" can now be found on T-shirts and storefronts throughout the city. But a Texas company says it owns the ubiquitous phrase — and recently filed a lawsuit to stake its claim.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Monday Afternoon Quarterbacking

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mike Pesca and Josh Levin talk all things sports!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bush and Cheney; Modernizing China; Sports Talk; Ivan Klima's Memoir

Monday, November 11, 2013

We’ll start off the show on this Veteran’s Day with New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker on the complex relationship between President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Then, we’ll learn about the 19th-century Empress Dowager Cixi, who brought China into the modern age. Mike Pesca and Josh Levin, two of the hosts of Slate’s “Hang Up and Listen” podcast, join us for some Monday afternoon quarterbacking. Celebrated Czech writer Ivan Klima talks about being a witness to war, totalitarianism, censorship and the fight for democracy, and the role he played in his country’s history.

In College Football, Offense Is Flashy, But Defense Wins The Game

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Baylor University Bears illustrate the argument that defense is more important than offense in college football. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the Bears and other sports news of the week.

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Bullying Scandal Continues To Embroil Miami Dolphins

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Miami Dolphins remain at the center of a scandal over allegations that Richie Incognito bullied fellow teammate Jonathan Martin. Martin walked away from the team last weekend citing harassment from Incognito, and Incognito was suspended from the team while the NFL investigates.

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Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Barbershop guys meet us in St. Louis this week. They'll weigh in on the Miami Dolphins' bullying debate, and ask whether a California high school's mascot is offensive.

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St. Louis Master: 'Diversity Is Big In Chess'

Friday, November 08, 2013

St. Louis might be known for legendary entertainers like Josephine Baker, or star athletes like Yogi Berra, but now there's something else putting the city on the map. It's known as the 'Chess Capital of the World.' Host Michel Martin learns more from St. Louis native and chess National Master, Charles Lawton.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NFL, Bullying, Male Bonding, and More

Friday, November 08, 2013

The story of Richie Incognito and his NFL teammate Jonathan Martin touches on bullying, race, class, and football culture. Josh Levin, Slate's executive editor and host of the sports podcast "Hang up and Listen", and Emily Bazelon, Slate writer and author of Sticks and Stones, discuss the latest.

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On The Media

The Ever Changing NFL Bullying Story

Friday, November 08, 2013

The alleged bullying of Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin by teammate Richie Incognito made headlines this week. Unlike the bullying stories the media usually report on, this case didn't involve teenagers on social media, and the narrative wasn't so clear cut. Brooke speaks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about how the story evolved throughout the week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trans Fat Ban?; Bullying and Bonding; Ask an Astronaut

Friday, November 08, 2013

The FDA is moving ahead in the process to ban trans fats across the country. Marion Nestle of NYU talks about New York City’s ban on trans fats and what a national rule might mean for your food. Then: details from the latest “Unheard Third” report from the Community Service Society shows what New Yorkers want from the next mayor. Plus: a deep look at bullying, the NFL, and male bonding with Josh Levin and Emily Bazelon of Slate. And your calls and questions for “Ask an Astronaut Anything” with Col. Chris Hadfield, author of “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.”

Dolphins' Story Is About Race And Bullying, But Not The Way You Think

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The sports world has been transfixed by the story of a biracial NFL player who abruptly quit his team after he said he was bullied and taunted with racial slurs by a white teammate. But players of all races rallied around the alleged bully, a fact owing to the league's peculiar locker room culture.

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'Coaches Know Everything,' Former Dolphins Player Says

Thursday, November 07, 2013

As the NFL investigates, a player who was with the team in recent years writes that "the most outlandish lie" is that Dolphins coaches didn't know what was happening. If Richie Incognito had been hazing teammate Jonathan Martin it would have been known, writes Lydon Murtha.

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The Takeaway

Disabled Athlete Tatyana McFadden Completes Marathon Grand Slam

Thursday, November 07, 2013

On Sunday at the New York City Marathon, disabled athlete Tatyana McFadden became the first person to complete a marathon Grand Slam after winning races in Boston, London, Chicago and New York all in the same year—a feat never done by anyone before. McFadden joins The Takeaway to discuss her remarkable achievements and the next steps in her career.

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VIDEO: Louisville Basketball Player Who Broke His Leg Returns, Hits Shot

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome injury during last spring's NCAA men's basketball tournament. He reacted with a confidence and sense of humor that won him many fans. Now he's back on the court.

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Brazilian Soccer Convention Canceled Amid Funding Foibles

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The major soccer convention that was to be staged in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the World Cup draw has been cancelled. Due to happen next week, organizers said it won't go ahead because of ongoing civil unrest. Brazil's government says it has to do with funding.

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The Vatican Reaches Out, A Cricket Match At A Time

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The Vatican is vowing to defeat the Church of England — not in the pews but on the cricket pitch. The Vatican has launched a cricket club, which draws from seminarians and priests of different nationalities who live and study in Rome. It's hoped the club will forge ties with teams of other faiths.

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