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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

    50 Years of Title IX

    50 Years of Title IX

    This week we speak to Kim Turner, the Director of the Gender Equity Initiative at the national nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance about the impact of Title IX and how much further we have to go. 

    We also have “Choice Words” about the new Saudi golfing tour and the hypocrisy of guys like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson who have jumped on. We also have an update on Brittney Griner's case and more. 

    Kimberly Turner
    https://positivecoach.org/team/turner-kim/
    Zirin, Golfers Gonna Golf
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/golf-pga-saudi-arabia/
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    On Baseball’s Hidden Resistance

    On Baseball’s Hidden Resistance

    This week we talk to Robert Elias, author of two books, Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels. Both are about hidden histories of resistance athletes in the National Pastime. There is so much interesting and useful history that is so worth checking out.
    We have “Choice Words” about the Tampa Bay Rays and Pride Night at the park and the players using religion as cover for their bigotry. We also have “Just Sit Down” awards to former PGA golfer Phil Mickelson, who is leaving the tour to join up with a new Saudi golf venture and appears to have no moral compunction about it. All this and more on this week’s show! 
    Robert Elias
    https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496217776/
    Zirin, The Tampa Bay Rays, Pride, and the Perils of Corporate Branding
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/tampa-bay-rays-pride/

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    • 35 min
    Are Colin Kaepernick and the NFL Going to Reunite?

    Are Colin Kaepernick and the NFL Going to Reunite?

    This week we explore the significance or lack thereof, of Colin Kaepernick's tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders. We also talk about Gabe Kapler's decision to not stand for the anthem. We also have a special Jake's Takes where we discuss the politics of baseball and the lack of African American participation in the sport as well as whether the game is entertaining. 
    Zirin, Colin Kaepernick Gets His Chance—and It’s Tough to Care
    https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/colin-kaepernick-gets-his-chance-and-its-tough-to-care/
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    Toni Smith-Thompson Travels Full Circle

    Toni Smith-Thompson Travels Full Circle

    In 2003, a Manhattanville College basketball player named Toni Smith caused a media frenzy when she turned her back on the National Anthem during President Bush’s wars in the Middle East. It was not received well. Now, two decades later, Toni Smith-Thompson was the commencement speaker at the Manhattanville graduation and received an honorary doctorate. We speak to Toni Smith-Thompson about that journey.
    In this episode, we have Choice Words about the silence from male athletes when it comes to Brittney Griner’s unjust detainment in Russia. We also have Just Stand Up to the US women’s soccer team for being victorious in their landmark suit for equal pay. We have a Just Sit Down award for sports bloviator Doug Gottlieb, who seems unable to recognize what real racism looks like, let alone a history book. All this and more on this week’s show! 
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    Toni-Smith Thompson
    Twitter: @mstonij
    https://www.nyclu.org/en/biographies/toni-smith-thompson
    Zirin, The “Brutal Solidarity” Between Buffalo and Palestine
    https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/solidarity-buffalo-palestine/


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    Michael Lee on the Fall of the 76ers

    Michael Lee on the Fall of the 76ers

    The collapse of the Philadelphia 76ers has been one of the more curious dramas in sports. We speak to Michael Lee of the Washington Post about what the hell happened and what the ramifications are going forward. We also have Choice Words about athletes and the fight for abortion rights. 
    We have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards, an update on Brittney Griner’s case, and much more on this week's show!
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    Michael Lee
    Twitter: @MrMichaelLee
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/michael-lee/

    Zirin, On Abortion Rights, the Athletes Will Not Save Us
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/abortion-rights-athletes/
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    • 50 min
    David Dennis, Jr. on “The Movement Made Us”

    David Dennis, Jr. on “The Movement Made Us”

    This week we speak to Andscape’s David Dennis Jr. about his new book “The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride.” We talk about his writing process, his father’s influence over both the book and his life as well as his upbringing in the home of a Civil Rights legend.
    We have Choice Words about the overdue change in strategy in efforts to secure the release of jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia. We have Just Stand Up awards for folks speaking loudly about the current assault on reproductive rights in this country and for former NBA player and ESPN analyst, JJ Redick, who called out the racist remarks of a fellow host. We have Just Sit Down awards for Tennessee Titans coach, Mike Vrabel for his involvement in a Trump rally. All that and more on this week’s show! 
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    David Dennis, Jr.
    Twitter: @DavidDTSS
    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-movement-made-us-david-j-dennis-jrdavid-j-dennis-sr

    Zirin, Finally a Change of Strategy in the Push for Brittney Griner’s Freedom
    https://www.thenation.com/article/world/brittney-griner-russia-prisoner/

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