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Micheal Scott with his pigeons on the coop

Breeding Brooklyn Pigeons {format} 3:14 Owen Agnew & SALT Institute

Like his father before him, Michael Scott breeds "primo" pigeons, trained athletes, in his native Brooklyn. One of his coops is in Canarsie, on top of his grandmotherís house. Photo © Allison Lucas.

Broadcast: Sep 24 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Sports

Photo of Grand Canyon

Walking Grand Canyon {format} 4:07 Scott Carrier

Father and son spend a week together traveling and hiking America's Grand Canyon.

Broadcast: Jun 13 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Family, Sports

Driver in an open-wheel, open-cockpit Champ Car

Long Beach Grand Prix {format} 6:16 Barrett Golding

The ethanol-injected Noise comes speeding down the NPR airways burning with the sounds of engines, drivers, and fans at this yearís Long Beach Grand Prix, an ocean-side street race with top pro race-car drivers from around the globe. One-hundred-and-eighty thousand aficionados around a two mile course of Fast & Loud in downtown LB -- 186mph avg and 200+ on the straightaways.

Broadcast: May 23 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Sports

Fishing shack, photo by Sarah Breul

400 Fish {format} 5:13 Grant Fuller & SALT Institute

C'mon, bait your line. Let's go smelt fishin' on the ice. Ten shacks on a frozen river are filled with ice fishermen for ten weeks each year. Owner Steve Leighton provides the bait; his patrons bring the beer; and the fish take care of the rest. Produced for the the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. (Photo © Sarah Breul.)

Broadcast: Mar 14 2008 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Sports, Environment

It's raining Jodi at Midway Stadium.

Bouncing Girl {format} 4:00 Todd Melby

The St. Paul Winter Carnival is happening this week. One quirky tradition called the St. Paul Bouncing Team: Fourteen guys hold tight a round, canvas blanket. A young woman rolls on. Then they rocket her into the air, 25-35 feet high. If she's good she sdoes an aerial gymnastic move. Then they catch her in the blanket. The Winter Carnival started in 1886, and so did the Bouncing Team: they've been tossing woman skyward ever since-- not one dropped yet.

Broadcast: Jan 31 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Sports

Musher and dogs, photo by Kit Larson

Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon {format} 6:22 Curt Olson

A sound-portrait of the The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. The race commemorates the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior's rugged North Shore in the late 19th century. The Beargrease draws world-class sled dog teams from around the world. (Photo: Kit Larson).

Broadcast: Jan 26 2008 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Sports, Environment

Sunset over tree, photo by Jake Warga

Hike Australia {format} {format} {format} 7:50 Jake Warga

A travel writer's upside-down Australian dilemma of drop bears and hoop snakes, swag and snores, knee-clicks and star clusters.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: International, Environment, Sports, Travel

Rockefeller Center ice rink

A Winter Love Story {format} {format} 7:50 Joe Frank

An HV/ collaboration: Joe returns to radio with a passionate love affair, complete with champagne, ice-skating, and an ambulance crash. Created in collaboration with David Rapkin.

Broadcast: Dec 17 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 17 2004 on PRI/WNYC The Next Big Thing Subjects: Spoken Word, Sports

Guide holding a steelhead

Steelhead Fishing {format} 6:13 Scott Carrier

The Salmon River begins in the deep mountains of central Idaho and extends 800 miles to the Pacific Ocean. There isn't much salmon in the river but there are steelhead trout. A couple experts demonstrate how to catch them.

Broadcast: May 19 2007 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Sports, Environment

The grit and guts of girl's soccer.

Girls Soccer {format} 6:20 Scott Carrier

The grit and guts of girls soccer, as played at a national tournament in San Diego. With college scouts looking on, some of the country's best young-lady kickers compete.

Broadcast: Apr 14 2007 on APM Weekend America Subjects: Sports, Youth, Women

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