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Hollaback! Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men

In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who cat-call, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.

Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake

NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.

Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.

With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.

A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."

A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year

Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct.

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.

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Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death

A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life.

They Ain't No Hollaback Girls: The Realities Of Street Harassment

November 3, 2014
A still from the Rob Bliss Creative street harassment video. (Rob Bliss Creative)

An internet video of a woman showered in catcalls on the street goes viral. We’ll look at women and men in public space. The catcall culture.

Steve Jobs And Being Out At Work In America

November 3, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple iPad Air 2 during an event at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. The CEO publicly acknowledged that he was gay for the first time in a Bloomberg Businessweek column in late October 2014. (AP)

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is now 100 percent out and proud. Gay. We’ll look at the landmark moment for gays in the business world.

Fall Experimental Football League Keeps NFL Dreams Alive

November 1, 2014
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For college football stars, it’s the NFL or bust. Unlike this country’s other major sports, the NFL does not have a developmental league. But there’s a movement to change all that. From a recent Fall Experimental Football League game in Boston, Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

Stolen Rings Returned, But Mystery Remains For Siena College Trainer

November 1, 2014
Siena College head athletic trainer Greg Dashnaw received a shock when two of his rings were returned after being stolen 20 years ago. (Siena College)

When Siena College athletic trainer Greg Dashnaw’s NIT and NCAA tournament rings were stolen in 1991, he figured he would never see them again. After 23 years, the first one showed up and the second one followed. Dashnaw joins us to tell the story.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

November 1, 2014
Actor Burt Reynolds has a new favorite hall of fame. Charlie Pierce says it could be a hairy situation. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

This week Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the World Series; LeBron’s return to the Cleveland; the explosion of offense in the NFL; and Burt Reynolds’ new favorite hall of fame.

Favorite Teams Struggling? Maybe They’re Cursed

November 1, 2014
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A slighted billy goat, a submerged Colonel Sanders statue and an alleged witch with a hurling prejudice highlight Bill Littlefield’s exploration of sports spookiness. Read on…if you dare.

Littlefield’s ‘Take Me Out’ Blends Sports And Poetry

November 1, 2014
'Take Me Out' by Bill Littlefield

Only A Game host Bill Littlefield turns interviewee and speaks with Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim about his new book of sports-themed poetry for children, “Take Me Out.”

In ‘The Rookie Bookie,’ Math, Sports Betting And Middle School Collide

November 1, 2014
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A children’s book about sports gambling? Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated explains to Bill Littlefield how he and co-author Tobias Moskowitz weave math, common sense and morality into their story of a middle-school oddsmaker.

After Chivas USA Disbands, New MLS Franchise Emerges In Los Angeles

November 1, 2014
Peter Guber (left), Tom Penn (middle) and Henry Nguyen ( right) lead the ownership group of the new LA franchise hoping to challenge the LA Galaxy for LA soccer prominence. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LAFC)

Chivas USA has left the pitch for the final time. MLS has announced it is folding the franchise. In its place is the new Los Angeles Football Club (to be named later). From Los Angeles, Avishay Artsy reports.

Bumgarner Leads Giants Over Royals In World Series

November 1, 2014
World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Seven

The San Francisco Giants have won their third World Series in five years. Bill Littlefield looks back at the mastery of series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the Royals’ disappointment after a magical season.

After Awful Season, 76ers Have Nowhere To Go But … Down?

November 1, 2014
After finishing 19-63 last season, the Philadelphia will have to get used to losing again this year. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Last season the Philadelphia 76ers had 19 wins, the lowest total in the NBA. This season, they might be even worse. But according to Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that’s part of the plan. He joins us to explain.

LeBron Returns His Talents To Cleveland

November 1, 2014
The Cavaliers lost their season opener to the New York Knicks, but fans were happy to see LeBron James back in a Cavaliers uniform after he spent the last four seasons in Miami. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James is back in Cleveland, but do the Cavaliers have what it takes to win the NBA championship? The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Joe Vardon joins Bill Littleifled to assess the team’s chances.

Defense Department Invests In Brain Implants For Depression, PTSD

October 31, 2014
Liss Murphy, who had surgery to implant Deep Brain Stimulation for depression in 2006 and got much better, on Cape Cod in summer, 2014, with husband Scott, son Owen and sheepdog Ned. (Courtesy)

WBUR’s Carey Goldberg met up with the scientists and engineers who are taking on the challenge some call “a moon shot for the mind.”

Hanna Rosin On ‘The Problem With That Catcalling Video’

October 31, 2014
Screenshot from video showing street harassment in New York City. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Rosin says many of the white catcallers were edited out of the video, creating the impression it’s a problem mostly with black and Latino men.

Candidates Campaign Full-Throttle Before Election Day

October 31, 2014
A sign points to an early voting station on October 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

With four days to go, candidates in the hottest races across the country are making their final pitches.

Oregon Candidates Tiptoe Around Health Law

October 31, 2014
Cover Oregon is the state health exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. (Kate Black/OPB)

The Affordable Care Act isn’t turning out to be the lightening rod expected, so politicians are taking a more nuanced approach.

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