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8:09am

Sat April 19, 2014
Sports

Top Teams Sitting Out Of NBA Playoffs

Some of the NBA's hottest teams missed the cut for this year's playoffs. And to what lengths will Cuban athletes go for a chance to play in the MLB? ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

6:12am

Sat April 19, 2014
NPR Story

Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery

Originally published on Sat April 19, 2014 8:09 am

Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry.

6:12am

Sat April 19, 2014
Sports

NCAA Beats 'Strategic Retreat' On Food Rules For Student-Athletes

Originally published on Sat April 19, 2014 8:09 am

The NCAA is facing scrutiny for how it treats student-athletes. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to columnist New York Times Joe Nocera about changes the organization made this week.

6:12am

Sat April 19, 2014
Movie Reviews

'Say Anything,' Still Full Of Guileless Affection

Originally published on Sat April 19, 2014 8:26 am

Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's Say Anything. A look back at the seminal teen flick reveals a surprisingly deep and romantic story.

8:55am

Sat April 12, 2014
Europe

Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 11:33 am

Pro-Russian activists sit at a barricade at the regional administration building in Donetsk on Wednesday. Police have been conspicuously absent at Eastern Ukraine protest sites.
Efrem Lukatsky AP

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