Music Box Healerby Emily Eagle The fancy MP3 player you unwrapped yesterday will soon be obsolete. As portable music players get smaller and sleeker, our old ones are tossed and forgotten. But music players haven’t always been so disposable. A century and a half ago music lovers and talented craftspeople designed and created music boxes. These elaborate machines are considered antiques, but many of them can still play music -- if they've had the proper repairs. Michael Everett is one of the very few remaining music box technicians.
Teen Contender from Radio Diaries Boxing has been an Olympic sport since the time of the ancient Greeks. But only men have taken part. This year, that changed. For the first time ever, women jumped into the ring at the 2012 summer Olympics in London. One of the contenders was 16-year old Claressa Shields, a junior at Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan. We follow Claressa as she prepared for her Olympic trial.