9:05am

Fri May 17, 2013
Thank You Gifts

Game Over - as featured on Your Call

Game Over by Dave Zirin

Pledge at the $120 level or above and receive a copy of Dave Zirin's book, Game Over, about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics. As featured on Your Call!

During the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, athletes routinely made their political views known. In some cases, that isolated them from sports fans. In other cases, their influence led to real change. In recent decades, those voices fell silent. Some say the siren's call of endorsement deals made them gun-shy about speaking their minds.

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8:43am

Fri May 17, 2013
Shots - Health News

Biking To Work: Healthful Until You Hit A Pothole

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:19 am

Bartender Matt Carucci told NPR in 2012 that he rarely feels safe biking in the city but often rides without a helmet anyway. "There are a lot of other ways to hurt yourself," he said.
John Rose NPR

There's a lot to love about biking to work: the exercise, the fresh air, the cost savings and the benefits for the environment.

But does it make you healthier?

That's a question that's not as easy to answer as you might think. But since today is Bike to Work Day, we'll give it a try.

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
BackTalk

Listener Encourages Hugs And Violins

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

And now, it's time for BackTalk. That's where we lift the curtain on what's happening in the TELL ME MORE blogosphere. Editor Ammad Omar is with us.

So, Ammad, what's going on today?

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Millennials Choosing Buses And Bikes Over Buicks

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

From teens with drive, we turn now to young people who have no interest in driving. This is National Bike to Work Day, and a substantial number of millennials choose bikes or public transportation or their feet to get around instead of cars. That's according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, which concluded that the 20th century driving boom is over.

Paul Eisenstein has written about this trend. He's the editor of TheDetroitBureau.com, and he joins me now. Welcome.

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Business

How Best To Encourage Black 'Teenpreneurs'

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. I'm Celeste Headlee. Coming up, it's National Bike to Work Day, but many millennials prefer two wheels to four. Why more 20-somethings are driving less. That's just ahead.

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Barbershop

Could The President's Week Get Any Worse?

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

I'm Celeste Headlee. This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away and it is time yet again for a visit to the Barbershop. That's where the guys talk about what's in the news, what's on their minds.

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8:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Health Care

Nearly Half The Country Doesn't Know Health Law Exists

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we go to Ohio where black business owners are meeting to swap some new ideas. Basketball legend Magic Johnson even got a lead on an investment there. We'll tell you more about that in just a few minutes. But first, House Republicans voted yesterday to repeal President Obama's signature healthcare law - again.

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7:52am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Famed Race Driver Dick Trickle Dies, Suicide Suspected

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:36 am

Dick Trickle at the start of a NASCAR race in 1993.
Bill Hall Getty Images

Dick Trickle, a "short-track hero" in the '70s and '80s who moved to the NASCAR circuit later in his career, died Thursday.

According to The Charlotte Observer, the 71-year-old was killed by "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lincoln County [N.C.] deputies said."

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7:39am

Fri May 17, 2013
Parallels

Young Gazan Men Get Unwanted Haircuts, Courtesy Of Police

Originally published on Sun May 19, 2013 7:39 am

Tarik al-Nakib (left) says Gaza Strip police officers picked him up on the street and forced him to get his hair cut recently. He's growing it out again in a style similar to that of his friend Mohammad Abu Ramadan.
Emily Harris/NPR

As 17-year-old Tarik al-Nakib tells it, he was just out to buy some bread one afternoon in April when a silver bus from the Gaza Strip police department pulled up next to him.

"One guy opened the door and asked me to get in the bus," Nakib says. "Another came out and pushed me in. I was trying to understand what was going on, what did I do? No one wanted to answer me."

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7:25am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

For Trainer Of Derby Champion, 'My Dream Came True'

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 10:26 am

Kentucky Derby winner Orb gets a blanket put on him by exercise rider Jennifer Patterson and trainer Shug McGaughey after a workout earlier this week at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Orb contends Saturday for the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.
Rob Carr Getty Images

All eyes may be on Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the favorite to win Saturday's Preakness Stakes, but behind this feisty bay colt is a quiet, humble man named Shug McGaughey who has one thing on his mind: his job.

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