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June 7, 2001 Guests: MARK KRAM Author, Ghosts of Manila: The Fateful Blood Feud Between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier (HarperCollins, 2000) STEVE FARHOOD Boxing Analyst for CNN/SI Former Editor-in-chief of The Ring and KO magazines A new book attempts to strip Muhammad Ali of his icon status. Juan Williams talks with the author Mark Kram about the Ali controversy. Join us for a special broadcast from the Newseum in Arlington, Virginia, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.
September 3, 2004 The Portuguese tradition of bullfighting is a little different than the Spanish or Mexican versions -- less blood, and a lot less common sense. Bullfighters grab the charging animal's head and horns and hold on for dear life, and in the end, the bull lives on. Reporter Shirley Skeel profiles a group keeping the tradition alive in California's Central Valley.
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December 20, 2003 NPR's Petra Mayer sends this week's audio postcard from St. Louis, Mo., home of Gateway Championship Wrestling. It's the local version of what has become a national obsession. Watch out for flying chairs.
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