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Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 13th, 2013

‘Slap Shot’ Celebrates 35 Years Of Pucks, Punches And Profanity

In 1977, a recipe of minor league hockey, swearing and violence produced an enduring piece of sports cinema. 2012 marked the 35th anniversary of ‘Slap Shot’. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the staying power of the hockey comedy that starred Paul Newman and three bruising, bespectacled brothers.

July 13th, 2013
By Whitney Jones

‘Shoeless’ Joe’s Namesake Up At Bat

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson is best remembered for his role in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. But, one member of his family is hoping to change that. Whitney Jones reports on “Shoeless” Joe’s namesake and great-great-great nephew who played in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

July 13th, 2013

Lawrence School Steps Toward Better Learning

A school in Lawrence, Mass. is testing a new method for helping kids learn. South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy breaks up the 8-hour school day with three sessions of physical activity. Bill Littlefield visits the school and reports how how the kids–and administrators–are reacting to this new schedule.

July 13th, 2013

Does Exercise Help Kids Learn?

The South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy uses exercise as a way to promote better learning, but does science support that notion? Bill turns to Dr. Majid Fotuhi, Chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness in Baltimore.

July 13th, 2013
By Anne Marshall

Pole Vaulting Takes To The Streets

Ahead of the 2012 Olympic trials, some pole vaulters tried to increase the sport’s appeal by taking to the streets. Anne Marshall has the story from Louisville.

July 13th, 2013

Fly Fishing Rabbi

Eric Eisenkramer is a fly fishing Rabbi. OAG’s Gary Waleik visited Connecticut’s Farmington River to learn how the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick, New Jersey uses the sport of catching trout with feathery lures as a spiritual activity.

July 13th, 2013
By Ken Shulman

Baseball Camp Offers Nicaraguan Children Hope

For one week, a youth baseball camp in Nicaragua gives kids a glimpse of a better future, while teaching them confidence and teamwork. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has the story.

July 13th, 2013

Canstruction Fights Hunger, One Can At A Time

Only A Game’s Karen Given delves into the world of Canstruction, where architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms spend a Saturday fighting hunger…by building enormous sculptures out of food cans.

July 13th, 2013

A Small Game, But A Big Victory

Bill Littlefield witnesses a shocking win…at a restaurant.

July 13th, 2013

Music On Ony A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the selections from this week’s show.

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