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Rehabilitating Former Fighting Dogs

Rehabilitating Former Fighting Dogs

September 27, 2010

Football star Michael Vick brought national attention to dog fighting. A discussion about the culture surrounding this type of animal cruelty, new advances in canine forensic science and the rehabilitation of abused dogs.

Running in America

Running in America

July 12, 2010

Millions of Americans run to lose weight, stay in shape or relieve stress. But many suffer injuries that keep them off the road and out of commission. A look at barefoot running and other trends gaining traction.

The Vancouver Winter Olympics

February 11, 2010

The twenty first Winter Olympics start Friday in Vancouver, Canada. The costs, security challenges and political issues surrounding the games. And which athletes to watch.

Jon Krakauer: "Where Men Win Glory" (Doubleday)

September 16, 2009

Pat Tillman walked away from a multi-million dollar N-F-L contract to fight with U-S special forces. He was killed in Afghanistan two years later. How the Army tried to keep his family and the public from learning the truth about his...

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Special Olympics

August 12, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver planted the seeds of the Special Olympics in her backyard in 1962. Today it's a global organization with three million athletes. The history and future of the Special Olympics.

Larry Tye: "Satchel" (Random House)

July 20, 2009

Satchel Paige may have been the greatest pitcher in baseball history. the Negro-League star possessed a blazing fastball and helped pave the way for the integration of baseball. The life and legend of Satchel Paige.

China's Hopes for the Beijing Games

August 4, 2008

The Beijing Summer Games begin Friday. Diane and a panel of experts discuss what the Chinese government hopes gain from hosting one of sports biggest spectacles.

Thoroughbred Horses

June 9, 2008

The race for the Triple Crown is over, but concerns over the treatment of thoroughbred horses remain. Diane and her guests tackle questions about doping, track safety, breeding, retirement and other practices.

China and the Olympics

April 10, 2008

At the Beijing Olympic games, China hoped to showcase the modern face of its rising power. Instead it's faced with a potential public relations nightmare. China, human rights, and the latest efforts to harness the symbolism of the...

Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano: "Playing With the Boys" (Oxford)

December 12, 2007

In 1972, Congress passed Title IX. The law was meant to address gender inequality in school athletics. But authors McDonagh and Pappano argue the landmark legislation helped codify policies that establish separate but equal in sports. A...

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