Bill Chappell http://wmuk.org en 'Crazy' And 'Surreal': Figure Skater Jason Brown's Road To Sochi http://wmuk.org/post/crazy-and-surreal-figure-skater-jason-browns-road-sochi <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzlcVKFVWVI</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:28:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 11973 at http://wmuk.org 'Crazy' And 'Surreal': Figure Skater Jason Brown's Road To Sochi 'A $34 Million Waste Of The Taxpayers' Money' In Afghanistan http://wmuk.org/post/34-million-waste-taxpayers-money-afghanistan "On a recent trip to Afghanistan, I uncovered a potentially troubling example of waste that requires your immediate attention."<p>That's one of the opening lines of a letter the U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction sent to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel this week. In it, Special Inspector General John Sopko detailed how a contract worth $34 million was used to build a facility U.S. troops will never use.<p>It's the latest in a string of reports on waste from Sopko, who recently detailed how the U.S. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 6952 at http://wmuk.org 'A $34 Million Waste Of The Taxpayers' Money' In Afghanistan Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity http://wmuk.org/post/play-ball-little-leaguers-get-assist-pitch-charity This year's Little League baseball and softball season is under way — and in the Northeast, some teams and players have taken the field again, despite losing vital equipment to Hurricane Sandy. Many donations were handled by <a href="http://www.pitchinforbaseball.org/html/">Pitch In For Baseball</a>, which gathered used and new gloves and helmets for the players.<p>In February, the organization announced it would provide equipment worth $150,000 to baseball and softball players in the New York region. Wed, 15 May 2013 16:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 5113 at http://wmuk.org Play Ball: Little Leaguers Get Assist From 'Pitch In' Charity World War II Code Is Broken, Decades After POW Used It http://wmuk.org/post/world-war-ii-code-broken-decades-after-pow-used-it It's been 70 years since the letters of John Pryor were understood in their full meaning. Sat, 04 May 2013 15:53:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 4787 at http://wmuk.org World War II Code Is Broken, Decades After POW Used It Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help http://wmuk.org/post/father-saves-boy-alligator-attack-strangers-help A 6-year-old boy's day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:27:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 4378 at http://wmuk.org Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger's Help