Stefan Fatsis began talking about "sports and the business of sports" with the hosts of All Things Considered in 1998. Since then he has been a familiar weekly voice on the games themselves and their financial, legal and social implications.

The author of three books, Fatsis' national bestseller, Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players, chronicled the subculture of the game and his own rise from novice to expert-level player. A 10th anniversary edition of Word Freak will be published in the summer of 2011.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Suntree Challenge Partners with Brevard Pals in the Senior Open Pro-Am

Suntree Challenge Sunbelt Senior Open Pro-Am golf tournament February 24th -27th to benefit Pals of Brevard.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  A free golf clinic will be offered on Sunday the 23rd.  For more info

Joseph A. Werner of Brevard Pals and Brent Naylor, Head Golf Professional at Suntree Country Club discuss the upcoming tournament.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Our Lady Of Grace Heritage Festival

Another chance to broaden your cultural horizons, Our Lady of Grace presents the 14th annual Heritage Festival February 21st through the 23rd.

Rides, face painting, ethnic foods, beer and wine, entertainment, basket drawings, vendors and the Heritage Mass & Taste of Grace are all part of the weekend. Admission is free; the cost of rides and food vary.

The festival will take place Friday through Sunday:

Friday: 5pm-10pm

Saturday: 12pm-10pm

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Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

Podcasts
8:43 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Florida Tech's International Fest February 22nd

Cultural enlightenment, fun, food, music, dancing and much more at FL Tech's International Fest Saturday February 22nd at the Panthereum on the FL Tech campus-FREE

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Space Coast Progressive Alliance Discussion About Indian River Lagoon

The Space Coast Progressive Alliance hosts a discussion about the "Indian River Lagoon: What We Know and What We Don't Know"  Thursday, February 13th, at 6:30 pm at the Front Street Civic Center. This discussion is free and open to the public.

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Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is a critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America.

Corrigan served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. So We Read On, her forthcoming book on the extraordinary "second act" of The Great Gatsby, will be published by Little, Brown in September 2014.

Events
1:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Florida Tech Artist In Residence Christian Tamburr To Perform

The critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet will be performing in the Gleason Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This event marks the beginning of Christian's  Artist in Residency with the Florida Tech Music Department under the direction of Dr. Jamie Annette Younkin.

Christian has performed with Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, James Moody, Bunky Green, Kenny Barron, Benny Green, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizarelli, Tal Falow, Nicholas Payton, Billy Drummond, Matt Wilson, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Printup, Mark Murphy, Clint Holmes and Rene Marie.

Over the past 8 years, Christian and his group have performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Ravinia, The Brubeck Institute, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, The North Sea Jazz Festival and many others venues.

Christian will be Dave Fries’ special guest on A Taste of Jazz, Monday February 10, 7 p.m.on WFIT.

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