By Dan Szematowicz, CNN
(CNN) – The Republican National Convention is over and the Democrats' convention is about to get underway.
If you're feeling the fever like we are, you've spent the last week glued to your computer, radio, and television (or all three at once, if you're hardcore) to get the latest from Tampa.
A lot of great media outlets did a lot of great work, so in this week's Sunday Playlist we're listing some of our favorite convention-inspired audio pieces from the last week.
So without further preamble, we give a fond tip-of-our-hat to:
By Lisa Desjardins, CNN
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – The Republicans' convention is over. The chairs are empty and the balloons are being swept up.
Over the last few days we’ve heard a lot about Mitt Romney. We heard from governors, senators, significant others, and from the candidate himself.
So now with all that behind us, what did we learn (or not learn) about Mitt Romney?
By Libby Lewis, CNN
(CNN) – Walk into White House Gifts in Washington, and the display is right up front: bumper stickers, buttons, T-shirts and hats.
Mitt Romney’s on one side; Barack Obama’s on the other.
There are scientific ways to take the pulse of the public and figure out who’s ahead in the presidential race.
This is the fun way. Count the bumper stickers and the buttons and the hats that get snapped up.
By Michael Schulder, CNN
(CNN) - Sometimes to get a fresh perspective it’s best to turn to somebody old.
That’s what we’ve done for this story on one of the biggest controversies over how to teach children tennis.
With the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in full swing, we’ve turned to Nick Bollettieri. His tennis academy in Florida has turned out some of the sport’s greatest players over the past 60 years. FULL POST
By Edgar Treiguts, CNN
(CNN) - More than 4,200 disabled athletes have gathered in London for the Paralympic Games, which opened this week. The Games are becoming more popular, as 2.5 million tickets were sold to Paralympic events.
But, there’s more to the competition than just the athletes going head-to-head on the playing field. The cutting-edge equipment they use is on display and in its own contest – a competition between companies.
Stephen Schulte owns ProCare, a prosthetics company in Buford, Georgia. He'll be closely watching how Jarryd Wallace runs in London.
[:34] "It’s exciting, but it’s also stressful because we’ve produced something that we hope is going to carry him down the track, as fast as humanly possible."
Wallace is a 22-year-old Paralympian who will run on a right leg made from components from four different companies from around the globe. Schulte's aligns and puts it all together.