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For Kids In Sports, Parents Must Play Well Too

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Becoming an athlete takes sweat and sacrifice, sometimes by the whole family. As the world watches Olympians go for the gold in London, host Michel Martin is joined by three dedicated sports moms to talk about how parents can encourage their children in athletics. Martin speaks with Janet Hill, mom of NBA player Grant Hill, Janis Meredith, mom of three athletes and Binte Adebiyi, mom of a professional swimmer and Olympic hopeful in the Skeleton race.
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Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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