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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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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • Book picks: Life in a lookout tower, HR innovation, and a crime classic

    "Time spent being a lookout isn't spent at all. Every day in a lookout is a day not subtracted from the sum of one's life."
  • Op-ed pick: Learning to like "Lean In"

    "What I needed now, far more than feminist theory, was someone to tell me that I did have the personal strength to respond to the vast, impossibly complex challenges of finding meaningful work in this economy and preparing to navigate the professional world as a young woman."
  • Op-ed pick: Why college is bad for athletes (and everyone else, too)

    "Once colleges did away with any kind of real general-education requirements, students were left on their own to figure out what they thought was important. "
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    Our favorite financial guru Ruth Hayden joins us at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, to talk about your most memorable financial decisions. When you look back, what was the best money you've ever spent? What was the worst thing you've ever done with your cash? For me, the best money I've spent lately was a...

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