Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Paralympic Winter Games offer an opportunity for people with a wide range of disabilities to compete in adjusted versions of popular Olympic sports. As part of our week dedicated to America's Paralympians, The Takeaway speaks to Kevin Burton, a U.S. Paralympic Biathlete, who breaks down how he's able to navigate the kilometers of courses and shoot a rifle all while being visually impaired. He discusses what inspired him to become a competitive athlete.
Monday, December 30, 2013
It's been a strong year for soccer in America. But is it enough to raise the profile of the game and gain popularity here in the States? Grant Wahl, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, weighs in.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Peter Hessler, staff writer at The New Yorker and Beijing correspondent 2000-2007, and a contributing writer for National Geographic, discusses living in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions. His new collection of stories is called Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West, and includes his writing on his taste test between two rat restaurants in South China, and profiles of basketball star Yao Ming and an obsessive and passionate historian of the Great Wall, and other stories.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Thursday, August 30, 2012