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We want you to nominate shows to compete in KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015

The 2014 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness trophy, created by KPCC's own Ashley Bailey.
The 2014 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness trophy, created by KPCC's own Ashley Bailey.
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The 2014 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness trophy, created by KPCC's own Ashley Bailey.
Host Ira Glass celebrates the "This American Life" triumph in KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness tournament by holding up the trophy: The Golden Radio.
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The 2014 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness trophy, created by KPCC's own Ashley Bailey.
The 2013 Public Radio Bracket Madness trophy went to This American Life. Congrats to Ira and the show's public radio superstars!
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It's almost time for the third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness — in which we ask you to vote on your favorite public radio shows and podcasts through the month of March — and we want to know which shows you'd like added to the balloting this time around.

Before we post the actual bracket, we want you to tell us which programs to include (see box below).

We've eliminated everyone who lost in the first round last year (Sorry, we love you all!) and added back first year winner "This American Life," which sat last year out. That means that we've got 15 more slots to fill, and we'd like your input on what shows you think should fill those spots.

We're also opening the competition to public radio podcasts. Have a favorite public radio podcast — like KPCC's "Brains On," or a certain very popular show about a story told serially, week by week? Then nominate those shows and suggest other public radio podcasts and shows we haven't included in the initial list of contenders by clicking on the "Add it" button in the box below.

Check out last year's KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness to see who's out and to find out more about how "Radiolab" clawed its way to victory. Voting for who should be added this year is open until Wednesday, March 11. Who's going to come out on top this time around?

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See the full list of ineligible shows due to being eliminated last year below:

And here are the 17 shows already pre-qualified for this year, thanks to having at least a first-round win last year, along with the returning "This American Life":