Soccer http://nhpr.org en 7.09.14: Sialkot Soccer Balls, Thoughts for English Teachers, and Keeping Calm http://nhpr.org/post/70914-sialkot-soccer-balls-thoughts-english-teachers-and-keeping-calm <p>High tech can sometimes mean hand stitching. We discuss the production of World Cup soccer balls in Siaklot, Pakistan with Atlantic assistant editor, Joe Pinsker. Next, a conversation about the intricacies of teaching high school English with writer and teacher Nick Ripatrazone. Then, Dr. Jordan Ellenberg takes us through the most unread books of summer using his formula, the Hawking Index. And, we talk to "Joyland" author Emily Schultz about the strange events that followed the release Steven King's book of the same title. Plus, a look into the history of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:12:14 +0000 Word of Mouth 51600 at http://nhpr.org 7.09.14: Sialkot Soccer Balls, Thoughts for English Teachers, and Keeping Calm From The Archives: World Cup 1950 http://nhpr.org/post/archives-world-cup-1950 <p>If you have World Cup fever, you’ll know Brazil and Croatia kick off the tournament Thursday. Even if you don’t have the fever; even if the <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/us-soccer-star-landon-donovan-fails-make-world-cup-cut" target="_blank">brouhaha over Landon Donovan</a> last month didn’t register; even if you have only the faintest understanding of who <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/david-beckham-retires-soccer-ending-storied-career" target="_blank">David Beckham</a> is; you know that the U.S. has never been a favorite in the sport of international soccer.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 49907 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: World Cup 1950 6.10.14: The Exo-Skeleton Kicking Off The World Cup And Why Reading YA Is Embarassing http://nhpr.org/post/61014-exo-skeleton-kicking-world-cup-and-why-reading-ya-embarassing <p>The world cup kicks off in Sao Paulo this Thursday amid controversy, corruption, and protest. Today, a profile of the neuroscientist behind a bionic exoskeleton that will make a miraculous kickoff at the world cup possible. But first, Stephen Dubner, co-author of <em>Freaknomics</em>, explains some of the decisions that are part of playing in the world cup. And then, a conversation with Ruth Graham, who triggered a fury among young adult fans by claiming "Adults should be embarrassed about reading literature for children".</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:39:02 +0000 Word of Mouth 49976 at http://nhpr.org 6.10.14: The Exo-Skeleton Kicking Off The World Cup And Why Reading YA Is Embarassing Word of Mouth 10.27.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-10272012 <p><strong>Part 1: Your Own Personal Jesus: </strong></p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14594 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 10.27.2012 The World Cup of Sandwich, NH http://nhpr.org/post/world-cup-sandwich-nh <p></p><p></p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26047 at http://nhpr.org The World Cup of Sandwich, NH Once-Thriving Egyptian Port Suffers After Soccer Riot http://nhpr.org/post/once-thriving-egyptian-port-suffers-after-soccer-riot The Egyptian city of Port Said is the northern gateway to one of the world's key shipping lanes, the Suez Canal connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:12:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2892 at http://nhpr.org Once-Thriving Egyptian Port Suffers After Soccer Riot A Nation Stands Together For A Fallen Soccer Player http://nhpr.org/post/nation-stands-together-fallen-soccer-player Last weekend, English soccer fans were looking forward to a sporting feast. They ended up taking part in a nationwide communal vigil, focused on an African player's fight for life.<p>Something extraordinary is happening here.<p>It started in a sports stadium in London on Saturday. A big crowd had gathered there to watch two English teams, Tottenham and Bolton, do battle in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.<p>The FA Cup goes back more than a hundred years: It's England's favorite domestic soccer tournament — or football as they call it here. As the game began, the crowd was happy and excited. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:43:00 +0000 2650 at http://nhpr.org A Nation Stands Together For A Fallen Soccer Player