Becky Sullivan

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Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men's Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

We've got a Final Four.

Michigan State and Duke will join Kentucky and Wisconsin in Indianapolis next Saturday night.

In Syracuse, N.Y., Michigan State and Louisville traded leads all game. As the clock wound down, the Spartans led by one point, 65-64. But they missed their chance to extend the ...


Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Half of the men's college basketball Final Four is set. Kentucky, still undefeated, will take on Wisconsin next Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Kentucky tacked on win number 38 in a game against Notre Dame, breaking a tie in the final 6 seconds with a 68-66 victory.

The game was tight ...


Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Saturday, March 07, 2015

If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.


The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.


Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Until the early '90s, young children often weren't tested for hearing loss until they had already missed out on a critical period for learning language. Dr. Marion Downs was determined to change that.


7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

Sunday, December 14, 2014

On 17 Sundays every fall, millions of people tune in to this cable channel, which airs for just seven hours a week and endeavors to show each score from as many as 12 simultaneous football games.


Lakers May Be Losing Games, But They're Still Winning Latino Fans

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Lakers are the only NBA team with a dedicated Spanish-language TV channel and broadcast crew. And it makes sense: almost half of the 10 million people in LA County are Hispanic.


Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Mike Trout, the outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the third time was the charm. The star hitter finally won the American League's MVP Award after finishing second in the voting both last year and the year before — not too shabby for a player who just ...


Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The National League Cy Young award goes to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw — the third time he's won it. He led both the American and National Leagues in wins this year and also had the lowest earned run average in the major leagues. Kershaw threw a no-hitter in ...


Is It Too Early To Call Madison Bumgarner A Legend?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By the looks of the Internet today, no — it's not too early at all. Last night, the San Francisco Giants pitcher delivered a performance that many are calling legendary, as the Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series. Even NPR's Tom Goldman said ...


From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

Saturday, October 25, 2014

You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.


For The First Time, Real Tattoos Make Their Madden Debut

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fear of lawsuits had kept tattoos out of previous editions of the video game, but San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick put those worries to rest when he secured the rights to his tattoos.


Fifty Years Of 'Farmer John': A Hit That Opened The Door For Chicano Rock

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Before the summer of 1964, major labels had little interest in Mexican-American bands. Then came The Premiers.


In 'Fargo,' A Deaf Actor Gets His Chance To Be Wicked

Sunday, June 01, 2014

An actor since childhood, Russell Harvard always wanted to play the bad guy. In the TV show Fargo, he plays a menacing hit man whose partner interprets for him — sometimes.


By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.


In LA, Watching Home Team's Ball Games Just Got More Complicated

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers' games will no longer be broadcast for free on local television. Time Warner Cable has created a special Dodgers channel, but other TV providers are balking at the price.


Who's The Best In College Basketball? Let's Look At The Numbers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Nobody really compares" to Alan Williams number-wise, a statistician says. But the starting center for University of California, Santa Barbara, isn't widely expected to be named Player of the Year.


Jurassic Bark: How Sound Design Changed Our Imaginations

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nobody actually knows what dinosaurs sound like. But if you can imagine the roar of a T. Rex or the bellow of a brachiosaurus, it's probably thanks to the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, which turns 20 this summer.

Sound designer Gary Rydstrom won two Academy Awards for his work on ...


Making The Olympics Sound Right, From A 'Swoosh' To A 'Splash'

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Olympic Games are officially under way, and we're watching sports many of us glimpse only every four years: gymnastics; track; judo. But we're willing to bet that the sports' sounds are just as memorable: the clanking of foils, the tick-tock of table tennis, the robotic "Take your mark!" before ...


Instagram's Winning Recipe: Images And Social Media

Sunday, December 25, 2011

There are a lot of photo apps out there for the iPhone. With most of them, you take a picture, put a filter on it and maybe add some lens blur. But many of them don't have a built-in way for you to share the photo.

"When we combined those ...