Sports

Geopolitics and the World Cup

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

Many Americans may not realize it, but understanding soccer can really help explain international relations and national pride around the globe. As the 2006 World Cup kicks off this weekend, we explore the unique intersection of sports and...

Horse Stories

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

From cave paintings to Genghis Khan to this weekend's Preakness, the relationship between horses and humans is continuous and intertwined. We get an update on the horse industry in our region, and review the impact horses have had on art...

Sporting Views

Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.
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Whether it is the Duke University lacrosse scandal or the NFL draft, join Kojo to explore the issues behind the headlines on Sporting Views.

George Mason University: Cinderella Story

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.
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A few weeks ago, some sports pundits laughed at the selection of George Mason University's basketball team to the NCAA Championship. Now, they've made it to The Big Dance. We look at the Patriot's Cinderella run to the Final Four, and what...

Minor League Baseball Preview

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

While the baseball world awaits the upcoming professional season, communities throughout the Metro region are preparing for the return of minor league ball. From the Bowie Bay Sox to the Potomac Nationals, a look at family get-aways and...

John Feinstein

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2006 at 1:20 p.m.
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From buzzer-beating highs to championship-losing lows, March Madness turns even the casual sports fan into an obsessed college basketball nut. John Feinstein, author of the new book "Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four" takes...

Sporting Views

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

A recap of the Olympics: Is it a sporting event or a human drama? Plus, a Cinderella story for a local college basketball team.

Negro League Baseball

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

Baseball is 'America's game' and Black Americans have played it since teams of slaves were formed on plantations in pre-Civil War days. But black baseball reached its glory days with the Negro leagues of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. As...

Winter Olympics Preview

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

The world's top winter athletes converge on the Italian city of Turin this month for the Winter Olympics. And American television viewers will be able to see more of the action than ever before. Join Kojo and guests for a look at the...

Sporting Views

Thursday, Jan 12, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.
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Geo-politics throws a curveball at baseball's world cup, the Redskins survive to play another week, and controversy surrounds the U.S. Winter Olympic team. It's Sporting Views, the thinking person's sports program.

The Stadium: A Field of Schemes?

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

The debate over the District's stadium financing plan may appear unique. But those who follow say DC's experience fits neatly within national patterns. From hidden subsidies to empty threats, hear one critic's view of how sports teams...

Winter Skiing Preview

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.

It's the first snow of the season. While early school closings and dramatic weather warnings cause some to fret, skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts begin salivating at this time of year. Join us for a preview of the winter skiing season.

Sporting Views

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.
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A dressed-up NBA tries to mend its image problem with fans, while the reigning queen of the WNBA comes out of the closet. Plus, Mayor Williams weighs in on who should own the Nationals. Join Kojo for a look at how today's sports stories...

Sporting Views

Monday, Oct 3, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.
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The link between playoff baseball and unnecessary E.R. visits in Boston. Plus, after a Washington Wizard's strong comments at an anti-war rally, we ponder the intersection of sports and politics. Get the details, on Sporting Views.

Gene Doping

Monday, Sep 26, 2005 at 1:22 p.m.
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Steroids are SO five minutes ago. Scientists, physicians and athletes say the new cheating technology is "gene doping" -- injections of extra genes designed to make muscles bigger or boost endurance. A look at this emerging...

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