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Road Bowling, America's Latest Irish Import

Road bowling has been played in Ireland for over 300 years. David Powell saw the game on TV and brought it back to Ireland, West Virginia. Bowlers hurl an iron and steel ball down a country road. Like golf, the player or team who reaches the finish line in the fewest shots wins.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.