Radio Appearance

Listen to Doc on Radio El Sol on KMEC 105.1 FM live at 5:00 PM, Monday, April 28, 2014

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Doc and radio host Annie Esposito will discuss Doc’s recent piece on baseball Hall of Famer, Ted Williams and his Mexican ancestry.  Also the complex evolving story of the defection from Cuba by Los Angeles Dodger baseball superstar Yasiel Puig.  And, the fascinating story of an American baseball player’s account of facing Fidel Castro on the pitcher’s mound in pre-revolutionary Cuba in 1951!

Doc will also read another selection from the new book Arriba Baseball! A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction edited by Robert Paul Moreira.  Tune in and check it out!

Stream the show live at

http://www.kmecradio.org:8200/live.m3u

Radio Appearance

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin – on Classics Now,  Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:15  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Join Doc and Mary for their monthly classics literature show on the Humboldt Homepage.  Doc and Mary will discuss Harriet Beecher Stowe’s then and now controversial 1852 classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that sold more copies in the 19th century than any book save for the Bible.

Tune in and listen to the show or stream it at:

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live

Northcoast Book Discussion Group List for 2014 and past twenty year archive:

http://www.hardiehouse.org/greatbooks/

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The Enigmatic Hispanic?” – Ted Williams” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, April 14 – April 18, 2014

Ted Williams

The greatest hitter who ever lived according to many baseball historians, Ted Williams set the standard for excellence at the plate. Williams was a complex individual who rarely spoke of his Mexican ancestry believing ethnic prejudice might hinder his chances in the major leagues.   He did however, in his 1966 Hall of Fame Speech, speak out on behalf of Negro League ball-players who had been excluded from the the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/114527-ted-williams-the-enigmatic-hispanic

Tour of Jack London’s Wolf House – Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Doc will lead a Tour of the Wolf House Ruins at Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Sunday, April 14.   Free.  2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442  ·  T: (707) 938-5216  $10.00 Vehicle entry fee.

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Jack London was the most popular American author of his day – adventurer, romantic, realist, revolutionary, sportsman, socialist, dreamer…combative, contrary, contradictory, charismatic, and courageous – Jack London’s legacy lives here amidst the mystical magic of Valley of the Moon and the silent stones of the burned out Wolf House that was to stand for a thousand years.

http://www.jacklondonpark.com/wolf-house-tour.html

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Bobby Jones:  Golfer Extraordinaire” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, April 7 – April 11, 2014

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones was one of the greatest golfers of the 20th century. A Jazz Age phenom in the era of the Golden Age of American Sports- he played only part time and as an amateur! A true Renaissance Man, Jones revolutionized the game of golf in terms of his manner of play, design and promotion of the game.

To stream Doc’s piece, go the PRX link below:

http://www.prx.org/pieces/100764-bobby-jones-golfer-extraordinaire