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Tuesday In Depth: May 29, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Frank Deford on his life as a sportswriter

    In "Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter," Frank Deford tells his own life story as well as the stories of the characters he's followed in just about every sport. Deford started writing for Sports Illustrated in 1962 and now does commentaries for NPR's "Morning Edition."

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    America's backslide on school segregation

    It's been nearly 60 years since the landmark ruling Brown v. the Board of Education, yet schools around the nation appear to be a on a backslide toward high segregation rates not seen for many decades. Does it lead to inadequate education and fail to prepare students for a diverse world?

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    Is sitting the new smoking?

    Science has long been telling us to get active by exercising and walking more. But now, along with smoking and eating poorly, sitting has been declared the latest health threat. Some researchers claim that sitting for extended periods of time can shorten life expectancy, cause cancer and even diabetes.

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  • 2 of the best novels of 2014

    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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