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Author Interviews
3:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

'Unorthodox' Book Of 'Jewish Jocks' Puts Stereotypes Aside

American lightweight Benny Leonard, pictured in 1925, is remembered as one of boxing's greatest.
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Originally published on Fri November 23, 2012 1:53 pm

There have been a number of books about great Jewish athletes, starring legendary baseball players like Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg, the "Hebrew Hammer." But a new book doesn't focus only on Jewish players — it looks at the myriad ways Jews have contributed to the American athletic landscape. Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame is a collection of essays compiled and edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy of The New Republic magazine.

Foer and Tracy join NPR's Linda Wertheimer to discuss the rise of Jews in big-league sports.

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StoryCorps' National Day Of Listening
2:58 am
Fri November 23, 2012

A Father Remembers The Son He Lost To War

Matthew Bolar was killed on May 3, 2007, in Baghdad. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay spoke recently with Matthew's father, Gordon, who wanted to pay tribute to his son.
Courtesy of Gordon Bolar

Originally published on Fri November 23, 2012 1:53 pm

Army Spc. Matthew Bolar was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq five years ago. He was 24 years old.

"He was a young man who knew what he wanted to do. And military service was the way that he chose to go," his father, Gordon Bolar, recently told his friend StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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New York News
1:03 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

Albany Police Officer's Firing is Overturned in Appeals Court

Officer Brian Lutz

A midlevel New York court has overturned the firing of an Albany police officer for losing his driver's license after he refused a chemical test when charged with driving while intoxicated. 

The Appellate Division panel says Albany Chief Steven Krokoff erred in terminating Brian Lutz and saying a license is a minimum qualification.

Justice Karen Peters writes the only defined minimum requirement is a high school equivalency.

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New England News
11:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Text Message Scam Hits Massachusetts

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says there's an ongoing scam in which consumers get text messages saying they've won $1,000 Best Buy gift cards.

But the text is from scammers seeking credit card information.

The district attorney says text recipients are directed to a website that looks connected to the electronics retailer, but isn't.

The website asks consumers to provide their credit card info to collect the prize.

Authorities say the scam is widespread and recently made its way to Worcester County.

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Sports
7:19 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Classic Features Jets-Pats Matchup, Knicks Lose Only 2nd Game Out of Season's First 10

On this Thanksgiving Thursday, three big NFL matchups, at 12:30 the Houston Texans play against the Detroit Lions. The Lions, who along with the Cowboys are the fixtures of the Thanksgiving Classic football games are 33-36-2 on Turkey Day, they have not won in the past nine years.

Dallas will host the Redskins at Cowboys Stadium at 4:25. The Cowboys are 28-15-1 on Thanksgiving.

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New York News
7:11 am
Thu November 22, 2012

New Yorkers Offered Temporary Homes in Connecticut

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Residents of Staten Island, New York, who were driven from their homes by Superstorm Sandy will be offered temporary housing in Connecticut. 

Officials announced a plan Wednesday to provide about 25 homes on property owned by Faith Church in New Milford. They hope to have the families living in the homes by Christmas and plan to provide families with food, schooling and other services.

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World
6:51 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Centenarian Rejects School's Offer, Teapot Returned

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In Sweden, Anna Erickson got a letter accepting her into the local preschool. It had gone out to everyone in town born in '07. Great, except for one detail: Anna was born in 1907. So the 105-year-old won't be showing up to class. In New York, the elegant Waldorf-Astoria experienced a blast from the past this week when a man returned one of the hotel's silver-trimmed teapots, pilfered back in the 1930s. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

WAMC News
6:45 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

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WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

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World
6:42 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Santa Denier Arrested In Kingston, Ontario

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Kingston, Ontario held its annual Santa Claus parade this past weekend. But Virginia, we are sad to report a Grinch was in attendance. As the Christmas-themed floats cruised down the street, a man began shouting, claiming that Santa Claus does not exist. Apparently, he had gotten into the Christmas spirits instead of the Christmas spirit. He was arrested for public intoxication. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Business
4:45 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Rich Jaroslovsky's Gadget Picks For 2012

Originally published on Thu November 22, 2012 3:54 pm

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

As we charge into the holiday gift buying season, gadgets are usually near the top of many people's wish lists. Our regular technology commentator Rich Jaroslovsky of Bloomberg News tells us about his gadget picks for 2012.

Rich, thanks for joining us.

RICH JAROSLOVSKY: Thank you.

WERTHEIMER: First, Rich, let's look at the camera. It's an amazing little machine. It doesn't even vaguely look like a camera. It looks like it must be expensive and do lots of clever tricks?

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