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NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! NPR’s news quiz show. Continue Reading NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

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Loren Zitomersky will run the Boston Marathon backwards on Monday to raise money and awareness for epilepsy. Courtesy of Loren Zitomersky

26.2 Miles, In Reverse: ‘Backwards Marathoner’ Aims To Raise Awareness, Set World Record

Loren Zitomersky is hoping to break a world record at the Boston Marathon on Monday. But Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, who ran it in just over two hours in 2011, has nothing to worry about.

That’s because Zitomersky is aiming to break the backwards marathon record — he’ll run all 26.2 miles facing the starting line, with a goal of raising over $100,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation. Continue Reading 26.2 Miles, In Reverse: ‘Backwards Marathoner’ Aims To Raise Awareness, Set World Record

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