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School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.

Snowquester Fizzles, But We're Humbled Anyway

After Snowquester fizzled, Scott Simon muses that snow forecasts falling so flat is a sound reminder, during a time of national debate, that experts can be wrong.

Week In Politics: Unemployment, Rand Paul's Filibuster

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and a columnist with U.S. News & World Report. They discuss the latest unemployment figures, Rand Paul's filibuster, and Jeb Bush.

Choices Between Work And Home Still A Problem

In her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay, host Michel Martin considers the little choice women - and men, for that matter – have between family and career.

Catholic Universities See True Path To Salvation: Basketball

A powerful leadership group — the Catholic Seven — is stepping forward and heading in a bold new direction: basketball. These schools want out of the Big (football) East Conference.

Cologne: Cultural Choice Or Necessity?

Comedian Kevin Heffernan considers how his life will change if he starts wearing cologne.

Pianist Van Cliburn, Warmed Russian Hearts During Cold War

The Texan won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958 — and wooed Russians in the process. Van Cliburn died Wednesday at 78.