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I'm Matthew Mills

Friday, February 07, 2014

This week, a man named Matthew Mills interrupted the post-Super Bowl MVP press conference to let the world know that 9/11 was perpetrated by the US Government. News outlets pounced at the chance to interview him, flocking to the internet to locate his web presence. A few ended up contacting a different Matthew Mills, who gamely played along. PJ Vogt talks to the non-conspiracy minded Matthew Mills about his run-ins with the news media. This story originally aired on TLDR -- OTM's new blog and podcast.

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WNYC News

Dad Gets To Threshold Of Super Bowl, Then Steps Aside For His Son

Monday, February 03, 2014

WNYC

Brooklyn car mechanic Dominick Arlistico's plan for Super Bowl XLVIII was simple: get as close to the game as he could and then miss it.

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WNYC News

At Turnpike Stops, the Hunt for Prostitution

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

At truck stops they’re known by many names. Sleeper Leapers. Bunk Bunnies. Lot Lizards. But the state of New Jersey has another name for them: Victims of human trafficking.

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Transportation Nation

Transit Agencies Ready For Super Bowl, Starting With Cool Map

Monday, December 09, 2013

WNYC

Here's a cool map. It shows the transit systems of New York and New Jersey as they link to each other beneath the Hudson River.

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Studio 360

The NFL Gone Literary

Saturday, February 02, 2013

We asked you to come up with literary-themed names for the NFL teams. As usual, you didn't disappoint.

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Soundcheck

Your Reactions: Madonna's Super Bowl Show

Monday, February 06, 2012

Last night's Super Bowl halftime show included cartwheels, bedazzled muumuus, raised middle fingers - and Queen Madge herself. We take your reactions to Madonna's performance - and ask TV and media critic Eric Deggans for his take.

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Soundcheck

The Super Bowl: the questions keep coming

Monday, February 06, 2012

Overheard at John Schaefer's Super Bowl party...

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The Takeaway

Green Bay Packers Rise to the Top: Super Bowl XLV Recapped

Monday, February 07, 2011

The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and took home the Lombardi Trophy. Green Bay won the game 31-25 with quarterback Aaron Rodgers winning MVP. Nando Di Fino, sports writer for The Wall Street Journal, recaps the game and looks at future of the NFL going into the off-season, as a bitter labor dispute threatens to lock-out players next season.

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WNYC News

Manhattan Lab Rats Help in Hunt for NFL Safeguards

Friday, February 04, 2011

The Super Bowl on Sunday marked the official end to the NFL season, a time that brought increased focus on violence, injuries and the need for greater safeguards in the game. That focus has been felt, in a small way, by several rats in one Manhattan research lab.

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WQXR Blog

Classical Super Bowl Commercials

Friday, February 04, 2011

In advance of this weekend's game, we’ve identified some current and previous Super Bowl ads that prominently feature symphonic music. Have a look and tell us why classical music is often used to sell everything from cars to soda.

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The Takeaway

New Jersey to Host 2014 Super Bowl

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"This is a great, great day for the state of New Jersey," said that state's governor, Chris Christie about the news that his state would host the 2014 Super Bowl. Meanwhile, New Yorkers are saying that the Super Bowl is coming to the "New York area." Sports columnist for Newark's Star-Ledger, Steve Politi, details the news.

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WQXR News

Meadowlands to Host 2014 Super Bowl

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Jets and Giants will host Super Bowl 48 at their new Meadowlands stadium.

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The Takeaway

Celebration Continues as the Sun Rises in New Orleans

Monday, February 08, 2010

Last night's Super Bowl victory for the Saints was also a victory for the City of New Orleans.  We talk about how the big win will impact the city. 

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The Takeaway

TAKEOUTS: Sports, Power Plant Explosion, Washington

Monday, February 08, 2010

  • SPORTS: Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints
  • POWER PLANT EXPLOSION: Lucy Nalpathanchil, WNPR reporter in Middletown gives us the latest on yesterday's power plant explosion
  • WASHINGTON: Obama announces a bipartisan meeting on the health care reform. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich brings us the latest from Washington.

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The Takeaway

Rooting with the Heart

Monday, February 08, 2010

"I wanted the Haitian fans to rally around Pierre Garcon, and for Peyton Manning to be crowned the best of all time. But something deeper was tugging at me." Takeaway correspondent Ibrahim Abdul-Matin gives his take on Super Bowl 44.

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The Takeaway

Your Take on the Super Bowl

Friday, February 05, 2010

We're looking for your takeaways from Sunday night's big ball game. What got you talking during the Super Bowl? A key play? A clever (or really bad) commercial? Your food spread? The half-time show? Call us with your post-game impressions at 877-8-MYTAKE or post a comment here.

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The Takeaway

Super Bowl Ticket Prices Super Cheap This Year

Friday, February 05, 2010

Bob Marshall, president of premium ticket site Everyticket.com, says Super Bowl XLIV ticket sales are half the price they were in recent matchups across the board.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Congress, Sports

Friday, February 05, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich sets the scene of Sen. Scott Brown's swearing in, and the Massachusetts politician's thoughts on bipartisanship.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us with his prediction of who will emerge dominant in Super Bowl XLIV — the New Orleans Saints or the Indianapolis Colts.

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The Takeaway

Four Super Bowl Figures to Watch

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Super Bowl XLIV is upon us and most of the talk is about Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. But sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin profiles four players you may not have heard much about.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Taliban Leader Reported Dead, Bonus Time at Goldman Sachs, Super Bowl Kickers

Thursday, February 04, 2010

  • TALIBAN TAKEOUT: A senior intelligence official told the Associated Press that the U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died following a missile attack last month. We find out more from BBC correspondent Mark Dummetin Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times business reporter Louise Story says speculation abounds over what kind of bonus Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein might award himself.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks about the two kickers heading into the Super Bowl. This is a position that can make the difference between a Super Bowl champion or a complete afterthought.

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