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Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.

O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

In New Orleans, Young Lives Adrift

Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Global Bankers Meet To Resolve A Two-Speed World Economy

The IMF and World Bank meet this weekend. Likely on the agenda: the Iran deal, ISIS and Russia. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about the state of the global economy.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

Weekend Edition Saturday

20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas

Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, nearly one in four survivors has markers for PTSD. Counselors are still opening up new cases for first responders as a result of the bombing.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Frustrations Fuel Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa

Mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, South Africa, Thursday, hoping to drive out foreigners looking for work. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the BBC's Milton Nkosi about the attacks.

Weekend Edition Saturday

As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

Weekend Edition Saturday

From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

It's A Question Of 'Character'

April 20, 2015
Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins chats with reporters in New York Nov. 27, 1945, as she arrives from Europe aboard the Queen Mary. She headed the American Government’s delegation to the International Labor Organization conference in Paris, France.  (AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

Money In Politics: The Gyrocopter's Complaint

April 20, 2015
A member of a bomb squad pulls something off of a small helicopter and throws it after a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  A Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. (AP)

We’ll take up the gyrocopter pilot’s complaint. Big money politics in America, on the road to 2016. And what to do about it.

‘Course Correction’ Details A Title IX Fight, A Naked Protest And An Olympian’s Story

April 18, 2015
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Ginny Gilder fell into rowing at an important moment. The sport gave her an escape from family turmoil, but also thrust her into the fight for female athletes’ rights. Gilder, who won an Olympic medal in 1984, tells her story in “Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX.”

Hecklers Welcome At Big 12 Tennis Matches

April 18, 2015
Crowds at tennis matches are typically quiet. The Big 12 is trying to change that. (Mal Fairclough/Getty Images)

With the number of college tennis programs and scholarships dropping, the Big 12 Conference is trying to drum up interest in the sport by allowing fans to yell and cheer during play. The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Perrotta witnessed a noisy match between Baylor and Oklahoma and joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned — and heard.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

April 18, 2015
According to Las Vegas, LeBron James and the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to win the NBA Championship. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce makes his NBA Playoff picks, weighs in on Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction and explains why Boston should not host the Olympics.

Running To Remember: The Story Of Cancer Survivor Matt Tullis

April 18, 2015
For childhood cancer survivor Matt Tullis, running brings back memories of , (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Matt Tullis was the type of person who made fun of runners. But when he decided to hit the pavement to get in shape as an adult, memories of his time in a children’s cancer ward started to flood back. Tullis joins Bill Littlefield to share his story.

Commentary: Tsarnaev Sentencing Looms Over 2015 Boston Marathon

April 18, 2015
Runners coming over the Mass Pike at the 2014 Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Bill Littlefield: “The Boston Marathon has been a celebration of effort, determination, camaraderie, community, and charity. That’s what it will be again on Monday. But what hangs over this race is the fate of the man … convicted of 30 criminal counts connected to the bombing two years ago.”

MLB’s DH Debate: Ortiz, Molitor, Davis Weigh In

April 18, 2015
Former pitcher Mike Hampton boasted a career batting average of .246, making him the top-hitting pitcher with at least 500 at bats since the 1960s. (Brian Bahr /Allsport)

MLB’s designated hitter debate got new life this spring when a players association official confirmed that owners have discussed adding the position to the NL. For more on the on the pros and cons, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks to a lineup of some of the best DHs in history.

N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades … And Upgrades

April 18, 2015
Don't hang your head -- there are far worse downgrades than getting sent from Detroit to Toledo, at least according to Craig Calcaterra's "study." (Rick Osentoski/AP)

Not all demotions to Triple-A baseball are created equal. In fact, sometimes getting sent “down” to the minors can mean an upgrade in lifestyle, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s HardballTalk. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the best and worst moves for players.

Islanders Fans Say Goodbye To Their ‘Wonderful Dump,’ Nassau Coliseum

April 18, 2015
Nassau Coliseum has been the home of the New York Islanders since 1972. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

After more than four decades playing in Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders will move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next season. WNYC’s Jim O’Grady went to the Nassau Coliseum to find out what will be lost.

NBA’s Serge Ibaka Returns Home In ‘Son Of The Congo’

April 18, 2015
Serge Ibaka. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Growing up, the NBA’s Serge Ibaka didn’t always have shoes to wear on the court, food to eat after practice or even a bed to sleep in. In a new Grantland documentary, Ibaka returns home to the Congo and shares his story. Bill Littlefield talks with Ibaka and filmmaker Adam Hootnick.

Gov. Baker Reflects On His First 100 Days In Office

April 17, 2015

Gov. Baker’s first 100 days have involved some big surprises — many of them weather related.

Music From The Show

April 17, 2015

From Wild Club to Monster Rally.

Fierce Compeition In The 119th Boston Marathon

April 17, 2015
Meb Keflezighi turns onto the last stretch before winning the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A look at the fierce competition among elite runners of this year’s Boston Marathon.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh On Marathon, City News

April 17, 2015
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Radio Boston, April 17, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR

We hear from Mayor Marty Walsh about the Boston Marathon, the bombing trial, the city’s Olympic bid, diversity in city hall and more.

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

April 17, 2015
A worker adjusts lights on the photo bridge near the Boston Marathon finish line Thursday, April 16, 2015, on Boylston Street in Boston. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

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