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The spotlight is on Gonzaga men's basketball in more ways than one this season

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Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard (3) shoots during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Spokane.

Washington's Gonzaga Bulldogs are again atop the men's college basketball world. They're No. 1 in the coaches' poll and No. 2 in the Associated Press poll. But the program has also received some unwanted attention recently. We learn more in this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting KNKX’s Morning Edition since 2006. She handles all aspects of the show - from news selection and writing to audio production. Kirsten has worked in radio for 30 years. She was born in Ohio, grew up in Indiana and attended high school and college in North Texas. In addition to being a journalist and active in the public radio host community, Kirsten is also sports lover. She and her husband live in Seattle with their son and their dog.