November 22, 2013 With all the attention this week for Grinnell College basketball player Jack Taylor and his second 100-point game, the accomplishments of Clarence "Bevo" Francis in the early 1950s may have gotten short shrift.
November 15, 2013 The "little master," India's greatest cricketer, is heading into retirement. In what's likely his last time at bat, he scored 74 runs, short of the "century" that fans had been hoping for, but helping his team build an almost insurmountable lead.
September 18, 2013 Today's laugh break: The face-to-butt collision Tuesday night when the Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar slid into second and collided with Reds infielder Brandon Phillips' backside. It's drawing comparisons to Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's infamous "butt fumble."
September 11, 2013 Sports Illustrated is this week posting a five-part expose about the school's football program. Among OSU's alleged transgressions: money paid to players; tutors doing players' schoolwork; and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits.
April 10, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of Syria, and the 100th anniversary of the Titantic. In the second hour, teachers and online privacy, Miami Marlins Ozzie Guillen suspension over comments about Fidel Castro, and columnist Dan Savage's new show, "Savage U."
April 9, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the do's and don'ts of neighborhood watches, and the opinion page. In the second hour, why so many people love (and hate) the New York Yankees, and the past, present and future of Myanmar.
April 3, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the balance of power between retailer and consumer, and journalist Isabel Wilkerson explains the history of racial violence in Florida. In the second hour, media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case, and measuring home runs in baseball.
March 29, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the final arguments at the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and why it's time to love the bus. In the second hour, living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and long-standing sports rivalries.
March 27, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how the Trayvon Martin case has changed the conversation about race. In the second hour, Supreme Court arguments over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and a look back at the legendary career of basketball head coach Pat Summitt.
March 21, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie recaps the week in politics, and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb talks about the future of C-SPAN and why he's stepping down. In the second hour, the evolution of the NFL quarterback, and the effectiveness of aspirin as a prevention drug.
March 20, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest developments in China, and actor Wendell Pierce on his plans to revive the food culture of New Orleans. In the second hour, evaluating a soldier's mental health before deployment, and Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey.