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The Long Saga Of Spy Jonathan Pollard Continues Even After His Release

He's on parole for another five years, during which he'll have to wear a GPS ankle bracelet, won't be able to give interviews, or leave for Israel. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his release.
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Dave Isay On StoryCorps And The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Since its inception 12 years ago, StoryCorps has recorded the conversations of 100,000 Americans. This Thanksgiving the oral history project hopes to double that number with the help of a new app. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay talks about "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" and the transformative power of the interview.

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Commentary: Mizzou Football And The Power Of The Players

Frank Deford wonders: Once the games are over, are the football players really accepted, or are they just hired hands?
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Gray-Haired Granny? An 85-Year-Old Writer Goes Punk Rock Instead

When novelist Anne Bernays became a great-grandmother, she dyed her hair bright blue. She says young people tend to treat the elderly as if they're dumb, "whereas I feel like I'm still a teenager."
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The NFL Is Kicking The Ball To The United Kingdom. Why?

London soon will be hosting up to eight NFL games each fall. What's behind these plans to play so many regular season games across the pond?
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Analysis: At The University Of Missouri, An Unlearned Free Speech Lesson

When student protesters confronted journalists, some faculty members seemed to forget about the First Amendment, NPR's David Folkenflik says.
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Bill Belichick: Love Him, Hate Him, But Don't Deny He's An Original

The time has come to recognize that Bill Belichick is the best pro-sports coach of this century, says commentator Frank Deford.
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States Should Get Into The Sports Gambling Game

Commentator Frank Deford takes a close look at fantasy sports and concludes the profits to be made there are very real.
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In A Tight Spot, Abducted Family Struggled For Freedom — And Hope

Trapped in a car trunk by kidnappers, Janette Fennell and her husband fought to get free — and save their baby, who'd been in the car, too. Now, years later, Fennell tells the story to her grown son.
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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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