Hunting is a popular U.S. pastime, but most hunters are male. A women's foundation in Wyoming is trying to change that through mentorship and a new women's hunting competition. The sport isn't just fun, the group says; it's also a good way for mothers to put food on the table.
It's baseball bonanza with some of the barbershop guys' home teams in the playoffs. But has all the excitement made them forget about the steroid scandal from last summer? Host Michel Martin checks in with writer Jimi Izrael, sports editor Dave Zirin, law professor Paul Butler and NPR editor Ammad Omar.
It's been a week since the documentary League of Denial and the book by the same name revealed how the NFL denied and tried to cover up evidence connecting football and brain damage. As the news about concussions mounts, and the NFL faces the issue, this country's love of football may be challenged.
Commentator Frank Deford responds to suggestions of things he should comment on. Here, he takes on the Washington Redskins' name; high school football games on national TV; hockey fights; Pete Rose and the Baseball Hall of Fame; and the tradition of pouring Gatorade on winning coaches.
Months ahead of the Winter Olympics in Russia, where controversy surrounds a law that targets homosexuality, protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation is now part of the U.S. Olympic Committee's rules.
The dismal Jacksonville Jaguars play the formidable Denver Broncos today, a match-up that makes for the biggest point spread ever and possibly the worst regular season NFL game in a long time. NPR's Mike Pesca joins host Rachel Martin and can talk of nothing else.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.