The State of Things
12:02 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Contested: Sports In America

Photo: The Loyola Chicago Ramblers played against Cincinnati in the 1963 N.C.A.A. tournament title game.
Basketball players compete in the 1963 NCAA championship game
Credit Ramblers

The world of sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. And sports have a special elevated place in American culture.

A new one-hour radio documentary looks at the less-examined aspect of sports: the experience of young athletes. Contested is produced in collaboration with the radio program, State of the Re:Union, and will air Monday at noon on WUNC.

Host Frank Stasio talks with co-creator and audio director John Biewen and co-creator and State of The Re:Union host Al Letson about the program.

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