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The 'Good Sports' In College Athletics

Commentator Frank Deford says big universities often see athletics as primarily spectator entertainment. Smaller schools, he says, do better in making it a participant activity for students.
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People On The Move Drive Anxiety, Hope — And, Always, Change

Migration — whether from one country to another, or one political party to another — transforms culture and society, writes Michel Martin. The question is how the change happens, not whether it does.
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The View From The Barbershop: Democrats, DFS And 'Playboy,' Oh My

NPR's Michel Matin gets the weekly rundown on Democratic presidential nominees, the recent government crackdown on daily fantasy sports and Playboy's decision to cut nude photos.
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Take A Suspension And Then Take the Field

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is back playing football after suspension for domestic violence. Former player Terry Bradshaw questions whether he should even be playing.
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Week In Politics: U.S. Troops In Afghanistan, Democratic Presidential Debate

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our 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 decision to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and break down the first Democratic presidential debate.
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Letters: Escalating Violence In Jerusalem

NPR's Kelly McEvers and Audie Cornish read some listener comments about our coverage of the escalating violence in Jerusalem.
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Baseball's Arms Race: The Price Of All Those Fast Pitches

Too many pitchers are throwing too hard for the human body to bear, commentator Frank Deford says. What makes these injuries unique is that the players are doing it to themselves.
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What Makes Us Uncomfortable Might Be Just What We Need

"I'm uncomfortable with that" is a courteous way to express objections. But this year's Nobel Prize in Literature makes Michel Martin wonder: Does chasing "comfort" cut us off from difficult truths?
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A Look At The Week That Was: Carson's Comments, And Youth Sports

NPR's Michel Martin talks with adjunct professor Jimi Izrael, Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak and author Doyin Richards about Ben Carson, as well as the U.S. obsession with youth sports.
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Hello, Barbie! What Do You Want To Talk About Today?

It's Barbie, but not as you know her. NPR's Scott Simon wonders what the new Hello Barbie might say to kids, and what will happen when the kids talk back.

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