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Longtime D.C. Sportscaster Remembered

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Today Washington lost longtime sportscaster George Michael. He died of cancer at the age of 70. Michael came to Washington in 1980 to be a sports reporter for the NBC's WRC-TV. For more than 2 decades, he hosted "The George Michael Sports Machine," the first nationally syndicated sports highlight show.

Washington Post sports columnist Leonard Shapiro spoke with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about what made Michael so successful and so beloved...


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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