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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Alternative March Madness Brackets

Monday, March 23, 2015

As the NCAA basketball tournament roars along, people on the Internet have been inspired to start brackets for all kinds of things, from Hindi movies to Catholic saints.

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WNYC News

Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

WNYC
Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

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The Takeaway

The Mobile Tool for NCAA Maniacs: Nailbiter Bot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sign up for the Nailbiter Bot to get alerts when a men's or women's NCAA tournament game is close with under 3:00 left.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Modest Madness Proposal: Walk Off the Court

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Slate's Josh Levin has an idea: at the moment of tip-off for the first game in this year's March Madness, the players should walk off the court in protest over the NCAA's refusal to compensate players while making huge amounts of money from TV and merchandising deals. We discuss his proposal, and whether you'll be watching the games through a corporate lens.

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WNYC Digital

Bodega Cat Bracket: Your Photos

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A tournament of champions for our city’s feline guardians of the processed food shelves.

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Studio 360

Public Radio Bracket: Help Studio 360 Go All The Way

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Madness is here and KPCC in Los Angeles has made its own bracket. Instead of college basketball teams going head-to-head, it’s all your favorite public radio shows facing-off for bragging rights. Studio 360 needs your help to take down our third competitor: Radiolab

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Operavore

March Madness: The Maddest Scenes in Opera

Sunday, March 16, 2014

WQXR

It’s the March Madness Matinee. This week March Madness comes to Operavore with a full length opera every day at 2 pm on the Operavore Stream.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

March Madness, the NCAA and Sports Culture

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Will Leitch, contributing editor at New York Magazine and senior writer at Sports On Earth, talks about what Kevin Ware's injury and the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice say about March Madness, the NCAA and sports culture as a whole.

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Freakonomics Radio

How Money Is March Madness?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The NCAA basketball tournament grabs a lot of eyeballs, but turning them into dollars hasn't always been easy -- even when the "talent" is playing for free.

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The Takeaway

March Madness Down to Kentucky and Kansas

Monday, April 02, 2012

Tonight, Kansas and Kentucky face off in New Orleans for the NCAA Championship. Over the weekend, Kentucky beat Louisville in an intra-state match while Kansas rallied against Ohio State to win 64-62. Today two super-fans argue their case for each team. Kim Parks roots for Kentucky, and she's ready to defend the Wildcats against Mark Domitrovich, a Kansas Jayhawks fan. Also with us for NCAA analysis and more on the latest in sports news is Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor.

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It's A Free Country ®

Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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It's A Free Country ®

Championship | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's all come down to this. After two weeks of voting, it's between Rick Perry's "Oops" and the booing of a gay soldier for most memorable moment of the 2012 GOP debates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Best TV Show Revealed

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's down to "The Sopranos" vs. "The Wire" in New York Magazine's critics' bracket and "Breaking Bad" vs. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for the readers. New York's TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz talks us through the contest and reveals the winners.

Listeners: What's the best TV drama of the last 25 years? 

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Final Four)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Only four debate moments remain, and today they battle it out for a spot in tomorrow's championship match-up.

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 2)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich's bludgeoning of John King trump a good old fashioned back-and-forth between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? And can Herman Cain make it further in our bracket than he did on the campaign trail?

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The Takeaway

Friday Follow: Trayvon Martin, Shooting in France, March Madness, "Etch A Sketch" gaffe

Friday, March 23, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway assembles a panel of cultural and political experts to chew over the past week's stories. This week's panel includes Latoya Peterson, editor of Racilicious.com, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor, and Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist.

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WQXR Features

March Madness! The Sweetest Sixteen

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The NCAA Tournament is in full-swing and -- just like in the world of college basketball -- the sound of marches is in the air. We bracket out 16 of the best marches.

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The Takeaway

March Madness Economics

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

There's a lot of money to be made off March Madness. At $122 billion, the amount of spending the NCAA's annual basketball tournament generates is equal to Iceland's GDP. That total includes $614 million in TV advertising, $300 million in NCAA merchandise, and $185 million in corporate sponsorship. So why aren't the athletes paid?

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 1)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Round 2 begins with match-ups in the Audience Participation and Gaffe divisions, and the winners will go on to represent their categories in the Final Four.

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 4)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the last day of Round 1, Newt Gingrich goes toe-to-toe with himself in the Dust-Ups Division, then faces off with Rick Perry in a sound bite battle.

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