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World Cup Preview

Bill previews what's to come and reviews what's taken place in the ultimate event of the "beautiful game", the World Cup.

Game Still Beautiful For Iran?

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If we had it our way, sport and politics would not cross paths. As Iran's soccer team takes on Mexico in its first game, its president may take on the task of spreading propaganda in Germany. Ken Shulman reports from the Iranian soccer community of Los Angeles.

"The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup"

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"The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup" is a collection of 32 essays previewing the World Cup--one essay for each team participating. Co-editor Matt Weiland joins Bill on the line to talk about the stories behind the teams.

A Changing Landscape

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For decades, summitting Mount Everest was attempted only by the world's best climbers. Recently, however, the trek has appealed to a larger contingent of adventurers. Inevitably, more climbers means more deaths--and as a result--ethical dilemmas. Bill Littlefield reports.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The Grim-sley reality of baseball, a clash of tennis titans, and the best way to prepare for the World Cup.

NYPD Jiujitsu

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Unlike commonly employed defense mechanisms, used in the East and the West, Jiujitsu doesn't require much fitness, strength, or speed. Jon Kalish caught up with Jiujitsu master Steve Isaak, a New York City probation officer.

This program aired on June 10, 2006.

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