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Letters: Greek Migrants, Summer Movies

NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listener letters, including reaction to an interview about boatloads of migrants washing up on the Greek Island of Chios, and a Bob Mondello piece about good movies to cool you off on a hot summer's day.
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Power Worker's Legacy: Lines Installed, Doubters Defied, Daughter Inspired

Monica Harwell was the first woman to climb utility poles for Con Edison in New York. The men she worked with didn't think she could do it, but Harwell never let them paint her into a corner.
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Deford: When 'Deflategate' Dust Settles, Put Goodell Out To Pasture

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and star quarterback Tom Brady head to court over "deflategate," commentator Frank Deford says it's time for Goodell to be replaced in the league's front office.
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From The Gridiron To The Pool: Women Are Making Waves In Sports

For some of us from the bad old days when only the guys got to play team sports, it's a very special thing to see women blowing through doors that not so long ago were closed to them.
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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Debate And Iran Nuclear Deal

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the first GOP presidential debate and the Iran nuclear deal.
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Bryce Harper Or Mike Trout: Are These Two Too Good?

Commentator Frank Deford weighs in on two of the youngest, brightest stars in professional baseball.
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Boston's Ride, Or Thanks But No Thanks, Olympic Committee

Boston has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mayor Martin Walsh said the financial risk was just too great. But the episode did inspire NPR's Scott Simon to write a poem.
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Week In Politics: 'Black Lives Matter,' Planned Parenthood

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss presidential candidate reactions to the Black Lives vs. All Lives Matter slogans, courting minority groups for votes, the Planned Parenthood crisis, and a preview to the upcoming Republican presidential debate.
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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in Vietnam, earned decorations for his service and retired as a major. But all his life, there was one thing he could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.

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