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Soccer In Ukraine Brings Fans, Fear Of AIDS

Male soccer fans are descending on Ukraine and Poland for the European soccer championships. Ukraine has the continent's highest rate of AIDS, and health experts fear the influx of men and the availability of prostitutes might result in a wave of new infections.
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Finding 'A Very Kind Way' To Lead Special Olympians

Jose Rodriguez first participated in the New Jersey Special Olympics back in 2003, when he was 13. Jose has trouble learning — mostly with reading and writing. At StoryCorps, Jose tells his former coach, Charles Zelinsky, what his life was like before he found the games.
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Is Football Safe For Young Players?

Recent news of concussions, brain disease and suicides of former pro players have youth coaches rethinking the game of football. Host Michel Martin discusses new questions about safety with youth football coach Kim Deane and high school football coach Jamey Dubose.
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DeMaurice Smith On Football's New Bad Rap

Football may be the nation's most popular sport, but are hard hits on the field ruining players' health and the game's reputation? Host Michel Martin speaks with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith to tackle issues about the league's scandals and safety.

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