Zack Seward

All Tech Considered
2:18 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week

The Cira Centre, right, was illuminated Friday night with LED lights, transforming it into a giant screen to play the video game Pong.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 3:23 pm

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4:40 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Pole Vaulter Aims For New Heights And Olympic Gold

Silver medalist Jenn Suhr is the only American female pole vaulter to clear 16 feet in a jump.
Zack Seward For NPR

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 6:32 am

The world's top-ranked female pole vaulter spends a great deal of time in an airplane hangar outside Rochester, N.Y.

But you won't find Jenn Suhr on an airfield. The 30-year-old is behind the house she shares with her husband and coach, Rick Suhr, in a hangar custom-adapted for training.

And with a silver medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics under her belt, Jenn is hoping to qualify for her second Olympic Games.

Until then, she's working with Rick to jump ever higher.

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