Dec. 9, 2009
Patchwork Nation: Sioux Center Rallies Around High School Football
On Fridays in Sioux Center, Iowa, the high school football game is the place to be, and the competition is about more than just moving the ball down the field.
Nov. 27, 2009
Hard Knocks: Does Playing in NFL Cause Brain Trauma?
A House committee heard testimony from medical experts in October, as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to determine whether professional football contributes to brain diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's. Ray Suarez reports.
Nov. 2, 2009
Weekly Poems: a Double From the 'Mets Poet'
Frank Messina, also known as the "Mets Poet," is the author of four books of poetry, including "Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry," released in April, and "Disorderly Conduct," published in 2002.
Oct. 28, 2009
Other News: Obama Expands Hate Crimes Law
In other news, President Obama signed an expansion of the federal hate crimes law, and new home sales fell unexpectedly by 3.6 percent in September.
Oct. 21, 2009
Brazil Works to Clamp Down on Drug Violence Ahead of Olympics
A firefight between drug gangs and the downing of a police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro last weekend heightened concerns about the city hosting the Olympic Games in 2016. Seth Kugel of GlobalPost provides an update in this Reporter's Podcast.
Oct. 15, 2009
Reporter's Notebook: World Cup News Turns Political in Honduras
The news that Honduras qualified for next year's World Cup brought a welcome respite from the country's recent political unrest -- but just briefly. Marcelo Ballve of New America Media reports from the capital Tegucigalpa.
Oct. 5, 2009
Dodgers' Vin Scully 'One on One' From the Booth
After 60 years in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully says he still gets goose bumps. In an interview with Jeffrey Brown, the hall of famer discusses his first big break, the thrill of baseball, and his "one on one" approach with the fans.
Oct. 2, 2009
Chicago Loses Out On Olympics as Games Head for Rio
Despite a high-profile push by President Obama and others, Chicago will not host the 2016 summer games. The Olympic Torch will instead land in Rio de Janeiro. Ray Suarez reports on the story and talks to sports writer Christine Brennan.
Oct. 2, 2009
Rio de Janeiro to Host 2016 Olympics
Chicago's Olympic hopes were dashed Friday when it was eliminated in the first round of voting for the 2016 host city, following a star-studded bid that featured personal appeals by President Barack Obama, the first lady and Oprah Winfrey.
Oct. 1, 2009
Few Profits, Many Cost Overruns Expected for Olympic Hosts
As the International Olympic Committee prepares to anoint a host for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games Friday in Copenhagen, cities vying for the honor are unlikely to receive much of a direct economic boost as host.
Sept. 28, 2009
Obama Looks to Aid Chicago's Olympic Bid at Finish Line
President Obama will travel to Copenhagen this week to lobby on behalf of his hometown of Chicago and its bid to land the 2016 summer games.
Sept. 7, 2009
Learning to Read and Bat at Summer Camp
As summer gives way to fall, education correspondent John Tulenko reports on a camp that promotes practicing both reading and batting.
June 17, 2009
SILVERDOCS Festival Opens With a Slam
Called the "premier showcase for documentary films" by the Hollywood Reporter, the American Film Institute's SILVERDOCS festival brings a full slate of documentary films and the International Documentary Conference to Silver Spring, Md., for the seventh year.
May 15, 2009
Conversation: Boden, Fleck Discuss Their New Film 'Sugar'
Anyone who's followed baseball over the last decade or so has noticed the rising number and rising prominence of players from Latin America, particularly from the Dominican Republic. The new film, 'Sugar,' is a dramatic telling of the story of one young Dominican-born player as he learns some lessons about baseball and life.
April 8, 2009
Other News: Death Toll Rises in Italian Earthquake
In other news, the death toll from Monday's earthquake in central Italy continued to rise and a bomb near a sacred Baghdad shrine killed at least seven people and wounded 20.
April 6, 2009
During March Madness, Echoes of Games Past
Sportswriter Seth Davis's new book "When March Went Mad" details the extraordinary 1979 NCAA championship game that featured the match-up between Michigan State University's Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Indiana State University's Larry Bird. Davis talks about how the legendary game changed basketball.
Feb. 10, 2009
New Steroid Revelations Cast Fresh Scrutiny on Baseball
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez recently admitted to using steroids early in his career and Miguel Tejada of the Houston Astros is now charged with lying to Congress about steroid use in professional baseball. Sports writers discuss the "steroids era" of baseball.
Feb. 2, 2009
In Other News, Senate Debates Stimulus Plan as Pittsburgh Heralds Super Bowl Win
The Senate resumed debate on the $900 economic stimulus package that hit snags among Republicans concerned about the rising costs of the package. Jim Lehrer reports on this and other top news of the day.
Feb. 2, 2009
Weekly Poem: 'Pittsburgh'
In honor of the Steelers' Super Bowl victory, we've gone into the Poetry Series archive for "Pittsburgh" by Terrance Hayes.