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10:40 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Knee Injuries A Sports Wild Card

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When one of the NFL’s best fell to the turf almost 15 months ago at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. fans and NFL analysts around the country feared the worst. Some said that Adrian Peterson’s career might never be the same.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Make a Wish Foundation gives hope terminally ill children

Every thirty-eight minutes a wish is granted, a child’s dream comes true, and an unforgettable memory is made. The Make a Wish Foundation has been granting wishes for more than thirty-three years.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Study: Youth gambling isn't just entertainment

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Gambling takes place every day and is a rapidly growing form of entertainment. With the Superbowl in the rearview mirror and March Madness full speed ahead, many people have been placing bets as they root for their favorite teams to make it to the Big Dance. It’s more than just a game; it’s a big business for gamblers.

A study done by the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems, says that between 60%-80% of high school students have gambled for money during the past year.

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WAMC News
12:50 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Humor in the media; hurftul or helpful?

A reveler laughs at the annual Gay Pride Parade in 2011 on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, Canada.
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Studies have shown that laughter is good for your health, but what about when it comes at the expense of others.

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Congressional Corner
10:47 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3

  Massachusetts’ special Senate primaries are approaching.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, surveys the field of candidates with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

  Not three months into her first term, Elizabeth Warren is Massachusetts’ senior U.S. Senator.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Warren already has a big profile in the upper chamber.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1

  Politicos have long speculated about Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s next move.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick is already on the 2016 radar.

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Listener Essay - Love Found and Love Lost

  Elise Linscott is a senior at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3

After years of incoming flak, the polling industry regained some credibility in the 2012 presidential election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time to look ahead to 2014 .

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 2

Massachusetts is likely to have yet another new U.S. Senator.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the compressed calendar will make the coming special election a sprint.

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