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Giants Pound Royals 11-4 To Tie World Series

San Francisco roared past Kansas City Saturday to even the series and force the deciding games back to Royals home town.

Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

All Things Considered

'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.

Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution had been postponed several times since 2009. She was arrested in 2007 over the death of a man who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

All Things Considered

After Shootings, Canada Takes Steps To Balance Security With Tradition

A debate has begun in Canada about how to respond to this week's murders of two Canadian soldiers, and the government plans to introduce new measures to strengthen the powers of the security services.

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.

Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.

'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

The Digitized, Home-Delivered Future Of Our Food Supply

October 27, 2014
This undated product image provided by Google shows the Google Shopping Express mobile app. Same-day grocery delivery services from Google, Instacart and Postmates are expanding into more cities around the country, delivering everything from cereal to bottled water to toilet paper from nearby stores. (AP)

Will going to the grocery store be history? How the online order and delivery business is reshaping our food economy.

A Student Massacre In Mexico

October 27, 2014
A woman places a candle on photos of the missing students during a protest against the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City's main avenue demanding the return of the missing students. (AP)

What really happened in that massacre of students in Mexico? Forty three missing. Mexico laid bare. We’ll investigate.

Music On Only A Game

October 25, 2014
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Bill Littlefield’s benevolent reign as music blogger extraordinaire continues. The Only A Game staff is extremely impressed.

Reclaiming Eastern European Jewish Identity Through Soccer

October 25, 2014
Before World War II, Team Warsaw and Team Krakow competed on the soccer field. After several decades, they finally played again. (Hannah Morris/Only A Game)

With the help of the international Jewish sports organization Maccabi, two Polish soccer teams revived a historic rivalry this past summer. From Krakow, Poland, Hannah Morris brings us the story.

At The Fall Classic, MLB Broadcaster Honors A Friend’s Final Wish

October 25, 2014
Arnie Arnesen and Marty Capodice. (Courtesy of Arnie Arnesen)

Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews’ best friend died last year. When his widow Arnie Arnesen called to ask for help speading his ashes during the World Series, Matthews said yes. Matthews and Arnesen join Bill Littlefield to tell their story.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

October 25, 2014
Even with the chance to see Slugerrr rallying the crowd, fans haven't been tuning in to watch the 2014 World Series. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bill Littlefield and Charlie Pierce discuss the disappointing TV ratings for the World Series (so far), the departure of Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon and the new commissioner of the Feline Football League.

Bob Ryan Reflects On A Life In Sports In ‘Scribe’

October 25, 2014
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From basketball to football, the Olympics to golf, long-time Boston Globe sports writer and ESPN personality Bob Ryan has covered it all. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his new book, “Scribe: My Life in Sports.”

Report Implicates UNC Personnel In Grade-Boosting Scheme

October 25, 2014
The University of North Carolina has been rocked by an academic scandal involving no-show classes for athletes. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

A new report finds evidence that between 1993 and 2011, approximately 3100 students — nearly half of them athletes — took “paper classes” (one paper, no classes) at the University of North Carolina. Investigative reporter Dan Kane from the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. joins Bill Littlefield.

Under New Owner, Clippers Hope To Sail Ahead

October 25, 2014
The Clippers have reached the playoffs each of the last three seasons but have failed to advance beyond the Western Conference Semifinals. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Almost six months since the Donald Sterling saga began, we finally turn our attention to the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team. With big stars and a championship coach, the Clippers seem to have the right pieces, but is it enough? Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield.

Defense Key To Detroit Lions’ Turnaround

October 25, 2014
Thanks in large part to the team's stifling defensive line, the Detroit Lions have the NFL's second best defense. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

With star wide receiver Calvin Johnson on board, the Detroit Lions were supposed to ride their offense to NFL relevancy. But it’s been the team’s defense that has the Lions positioned to finish with a winning record for just the second time since 2001. Bill speaks with Mlive’s Kyle Meinke.

Is It Time To Forgive Barry Bonds?

October 25, 2014
Barry Bonds was back in San Francisco to throw out the first pitch before Game 4 of the NLCS. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Barry Bonds, the all-time home run king, remains the face of MLB’s steroid era. Michael Powell of The New York Times thinks Bonds gets too much blame. He makes his case to Bill Littlefield.

Run, Royals, (Pinch) Run!

October 25, 2014
Terrance Gore doesn't get many at-bats for the Royals, but manager Ned Yost values him as a pinch-runner. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

All postseason, the Kansas City Royals’ x-factor has been their speed on the basepaths. Much of their success can be attributed to their use of the pinch-runner. Greg Echlin brings us the story.

Hillary Clinton Rallies Coakley Supporters

October 24, 2014
Hillary Clinton was in Boston Friday campaigning with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. (Jesse Costa/AP)

The visit by the Democratic’s Party’s most high-profile female comes as a new poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley’s support among women is falling.

Forum Highlights How Mass. Aims To Reduce Carbon Emissions

October 24, 2014

In the absence of action by Congress on climate change, Massachusetts officials are pressing ahead to reduce the state’s carbon footprint and are plan for sea level rise.

Music From The Show

October 24, 2014

From Robot Science to Kashmir.

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

October 24, 2014
A screenshot taken from NBC News shows students being evacuated from the school to a nearby church, to be picked up by their families. (NBC)

There were conflicting reports about the number of possible injuries, but police say the lone shooter is dead.

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