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Show rundown for 3/9/2002

The NHL

Our Omnipotent Oracle of the One-timer, Helene Elliot of Los Angeles Times joins Bill. She will break down the impact of the Olympics on the rest of the NHL season and give a little look ahead to the post-season

'Bama Hockey

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You would think the University of Alabama ice hockey team would be as successful as say, the Kansas State University yachting team. But, as Ben Philpot of member station WBHM in Birmingham, Alabama reports, they can muck it up with the best of them down in Dixie.

Info Break

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Dead guy races sing the song...do-dah, do-dah.

Paralympics Preview

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Bill previews the Paralympics, which start in Salt Lake City this weekend. No you aren't going to see these athletes get a lot of national airtime like their brethren did two weeks ago. But these Olympic games are growing faster than many realize.

Paralympic Skier

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In one of today's Paralympic events, paraplegic skier Chris Devlin-Young will try for a second gold medal. Devlin-Young's appearance constitutes a comeback of sorts. He left the racing circuit a few years ago for other competitive opportunities. New Hampshire Public Radio's Trish Anderton has this profile.

Own the Expos

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Bill talks to Jesse Spector, a college student who is starting a grassroots campaign to save the Montreal Expos from death by contraction.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: March Madness, Gambling umps and those crazy Brazilians and their sit-ups.

Joe and Max

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Tensions between Germany and the United States before World War II were symbolized perfectly with the two fights between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling in the 1930's. Director Steve James joins Bill from WNYC in New York to talk about his new movie "Joe and Max" which delves into the relationship between these fighters that became a life-long friendship despite the enormous pressure from both their countries and their sport.

This program aired on March 9, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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