Baseball's spring training used to be taken as a sign of spring, but it sounds more like ka-ching these days. Host Scott Simon speaks with Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four and former pitcher for the New York Yankees, about spring training past and present.
The oil giant reached a deal with plaintiffs Friday in a lawsuit over the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Jeff Brady about the settlement, which has postponed the trial for a second time.
As the candidates battle it out, there's a key fact worth remembering: Fifty-three percent of those who cast votes in the last presidential election were women. Host Scott Simon talks with political analyst Michelle Bernard for her take on what right-leaning women are looking for in a presidential candidate.
A National Football League investigation revealed Friday that the New Orleans Saints had a "bounty" program to pay bonuses for putting game-ending hits on opposing players. Host Scott Simon reports the NFL has yet to announce any penalties.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, are part of a group of business leaders trying to raise money for Occupy Wall Street to help it regain its earlier momentum. Host Scott Simon talks with them about how they've already raised $300,000 and aim to raise $1.5 million more.
President Obama has withdrawn U.S. forces from Iraq and hopes to do the same in Afghanistan. He's a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the man who "got" Osama bin Laden. What does that mean for his re-election prospects? Foreign affairs columnist David Rhode of The Atlantic tells host Scott Simon about what he calls the "Obama Doctrine."
It may not bring the most delegates, but Ohio has clearly become the most coveted state on Super Tuesday. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney will all be campaigning there Saturday. NPR's Tamara Keith has this campaign update from Cleveland.
For Major League Soccer, spring training has meant playing exhibition games all over the continent. Until now. The league now wants to emulate baseball — and that's delighting fans in Tucson, Ariz., a city that Major League Baseball left behind.
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