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Frank Deford To The NBA: Who's On Worst?

Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season; some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.

Expect Taxes, Economy To Top Obama's State Of The Union

President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the nation on Tuesday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about what to expect.

Celebrating A Year Of Big Breaks

The Weekends on All Things Considered series "My Big Break" is turning a year old this weekend. NPR's Arun Rath talks with producer Daniel Hajek about his experience making the series.

Remembering Al Bendich, Fierce Defender Of Free Speech

The lawyer, who successfully defended Allen Ginsberg and Lenny Bruce in landmark free speech cases, died this month. Without of his wins, a lot of culture we enjoy might have been blocked as obscene.

Week In Politics: State Of The Union Preview, Romney, Immigration

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's early rollout of the State of the Union, Romney and the GOP race to the White House, and the House vote on immigration.

Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

Colleen Kelly Starkloff was working at a nursing home when she met her future husband. He was quadriplegic. His disability was only one of the obstacles they overcame to having a family.

Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.

At CES, A Gadget To Fix Everything — Except Broken Relationships

Commentator Judy Carter went to last week's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas after a fight with her wife and tried to find gadgets to repair the relationship. She failed.

Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims

Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.

Death Becomes Disturbingly Routine: The Diary Of An Ebola Doctor

Even veteran health care workers are shaken by Ebola's toll. "I've certified the deaths of more patients than in my last two decades," says Dr. Joe Selanikio, an American working in Sierra Leone.