Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Your Call 092408 A People's History of Sports

How do sports and politics intersect? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Dave Zirin, author of A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play. Sportswriter Zirin examines sports as a reflection of the political conflicts that shape American history. He profiles sports stars who have stoked the fires of war, corporate control, racism, sexism, and homophobia. What are the main differences between mainstream sports history and yours? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy.

Guest: Dave Zirin is the author of three books and a regular contributor to The Nation, SLAM, and the Los Angeles Times.

Click to Listen: A People's History of Sports

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