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    Sport and Race in the 1980s

    Matthew Andrews talked about how the racial tensions of the 1980s were reflected in the sports of the era, particularly when white and black athletes faced off in boxing matches and…

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    Book Discussion on Blood Medicine

    Kathleen Sharp talked about her book, Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, about the prescription drug Procrit, also known as…

    206 views
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    Book Discussion on The Audacity of Hoop

    Alexander Wolff talked about his book, The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama, about the impact that basketball has had on the life of President Obama.

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    Youth Sports Concussions

    Panelists talked about ways to prevent injuries sustained in youth sports, including technology, treatment, and regulations. They discussed the possibility of a federal mandate on…

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    Book Discussion on The Three-Year Swim Club

    Julie Checkoway talked about her book, The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory, about a plan devised in 1937 by a…

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    After Words with Gilbert Gaul

    Gilbert Gaul talked about his book Billion-Dollar Ball, in which he examines the business culture of college football. He spoke via video linke from New York City and was interviewed…

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    Sports-Related Concussions

    Dr. Dennis Cardone talked by video from New York City about sports-related concussions and efforts to protect athletes both at the school-aged and professional levels. He…

    87 views
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    International Soccer Governance

    Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan spoke about the future of international soccer and FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) in the wake of the organization’s recent…

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    Attorney General Lynch on FIFA Arrests

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to reporters about the arrests of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) officials Alfredo Hawit and Juan Ángel Napout in Switzerland,…

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    Book Discussion on Havana Hardball

    Cesar Brioso talked about his book, Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League.

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    Department of Defense Payments to Sports Teams

    Bill Theobald talked about a new report showing that the Department of Defense paid $9 million to sports teams for patriotic displays and events.

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    Abby Wambach on the U.S. Women's Soccer Team

    Abby Wambach, the all-time leading international soccer scorer, talked about her career playing with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, winning the 2015 World Cup, and her future…

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    U.S.-U.K. Relations

    President Obama and His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales spoke to reporters after a meeting in the Oval Office. They discussed preparations for the next Invictus Games, to take…

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    President Obama Welcomes U.S. Women's Soccer Team

    President Obama welcomed the women’s U.S. soccer team to the White House to honor them for their victory in the 2015 FIFA (International Federation of Association Football)…

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    Book Discussion on Friday Night Lights

    Buzz Bissinger talked about his book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, in which he reports on the winningest high school football team in Texas history, the Permian…

    292 views
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    Baseball in the Gilded Age

    Professor Joan Waugh talked about the rise of baseball as a national activity, spectator event, and business. She described the efforts of baseball club owners to codify the rules of…

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    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on College Athletics

    Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby talked about issues facing college athletics at a National Press Club luncheon. Topics included money influences and performance enhancement…

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    Book Discussion on NFL Football

    Richard Crepeau talked about his book, NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime, about about the history and politics of football in America. This interview was…

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    President Obama Honors NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Winners

    President Obama welcomed the University of Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team to the White House to honor them for their 2015 NCAA championship victory.

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    Book Discussion on Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

    Juliana Barbassa talked about her book, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink, about the costs the city of Rio de Janeiro will pay to host the 2016…

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