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Changing The Game In Berkeley, Calif.

The student-led Coaching Corps chapter at the University of California, Berkeley is changing the game for low-income kids — through the power of service and sports.

Volunteers teach sport-specific skills and mentor under-served young people in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and El Cerrito. Since 2006, volunteers have hosted six service events and donated more than 15,000 hours to various programs, all in the name of sports and play

Volunteers also have organized campus tours and college preparedness activities for young people, emphasizing the value of both sports and education. Student athletes on campus named Coaching Corps their official non-profit of choice.

Sheilagh Polk is director of communications for Coaching Corps. She listens to KQED.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Lena Headey On Games Worse Than 'Game Of Thrones'

Game of Thrones may have killed off many major characters, but the manipulative, scheming Queen Cersei is still standing. We've invited Headey to play a game called "You win and you die."
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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
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Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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