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Harlem Yacht Club Hopes to Revive Cannon Tradition

There's a high-calibre battle between the Harlem Yacht Club and New York City officials. The club wants to revive a tradition of firing a cannon every night as it lowers its American flag. Club members call it free speech -- but Manhattan officials call it an environmental hazard. NPR's Mike Pesca reports.

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Mike Pesca first reached the airwaves as a 10-year-old caller to a New York Jets-themed radio show and has since been able to parlay his interests in sports coverage as a National Desk correspondent for NPR based in New York City.