When the Giants' Gregor Blanco hit this solo home run to lead off the World Series' second game, three big parabolic microphones arranged around home plate captured the crack of his bat. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.

Mississippi Rebels fans cheer for their team prior to their game on October 18. The University of Mississippi has been in an ongoing effort to distance the state's flagship academic institution from its segregationist history. Michael Chang/Getty Images hide caption

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Around the Nation

'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots MPB

The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.

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Say you want to make creme brulee, but don't own a kitchen blowtorch. What to do? In Toronto, there's a new solution: a start-up offering a library just for kitchen tools and appliances. Radius Images/Corbis hide caption

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A New Lending Library — For Your Kitchen Ozy.com

Fondue sets, ice cream makers and juicers are fun to have, but they take up a lot of cash — and counter space. So a new Toronto start-up offers subscription-based access to borrowed appliances.

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Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost argues about gun legislation in 2013. Bost's angry rants have become a campaign issue in his race against Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart for Enyart's U.S. House seat. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress KRCU

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.

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"You exist in this galaxy, you exist around this star, you exist on this planet, you are a member of this species — and all of these are part of knowing what you are." - David Christian iStockphoto hide caption

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How It All Began: TED Radio Hour

In this hour, TED speakers explore our origins as a species — who we are, where we come from, where we're headed — and how we're connected to everything that came before us.

Brian Parrello, shown at his grandfather's house in 2002 with his dog Madison, was 19 years old when he died in Iraq. Courtesy Shirley Parrello hide caption

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StoryCorps

After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

Lance Cpl. Brian Parrello was 19 when he was killed by an IED; he was the only member of his platoon who didn't come home from Iraq. Since then, his fellow Marines have grown close to his parents.

Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo have been married, making music, and performing together for more than 35 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo: Tales From A Rock 'N' Roll Marriage

Every relationship has an origin story. For Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, it all goes back to the moment in the late 1970s when Benatar signed a recording deal with Chrysalis Records — who immediately fired everyone in her band but the bass player.

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