Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their Connection to Popular Culture and Politics:  

2017 Year in Review  

Friday, December 8,  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Join Danielle and Doc as the look at themes from 2017 that included Mexico’s unique interconnection to US economics, border culture and history through the lens of sport, the varied connections to Latin America and the Caribbean via the sport of baseball in particular, and finally the national and hero worship of two distinct transcendent athletes:  Argentina’s Diego Maradona and Puerto Rico’s Roberto Clemente.   

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Jack London State Historic Park Event – Reading by Doc Stull

Memorial Service lead by Park Historian Lou Leal, the poetry of George Sterling, best friend of Jack London and California Poet Laureate and original poetry by Iris Dunkle and Doc Stull at the 101th Annual Jack London Memorial Service, Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00  AM at the Museum/House of Happy Walls

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“I wouldn’t mind if you laid my ashes on the knoll where the Greenlaw children are buried. And roll over me a red boulder from the ruins of the Big House.”  Jack London

 

POEM BY GEORGE STERLING

Oh, was there ever face of all the dead

In which too late the living could not read

A mute appeal for all the love unsaid—

A mute reproach for careless word and deed?

And now, dear friend of friends, we look on thine,

To whom we could not give a last farewell—

On whom without a whisper or a sign,

The deep unfathomable Darkness fell.

On! Gone beyond us, who shall say how far?

Gone swiftly to the dim Eternity,

Leaving us silence, or the words that are

To sorrow as the foam is to the sea.

Unfearing heart, whose patience was so long!

Unresting mind, so hungry for the truth!

Now has thou rest, gentle one and strong,

Dead like a lordly lion in its youth.

Farewell! Although thou know not, there alone,

Farewell! Although thou hear not in our cry

The love we would have given had we known, Ah! And a soul like thine how shall it die.

http://www.jacklondonpark.com/r-2014.html

Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics:  Maradona

Friday, November 3,  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Argentina’s Diego Maradona is considered, along with Brazil’s Pele, to be the greatest soccer player of the 20th century.  Short, stocky, part devil, part angel but all too human, Maradona was blessed with extraordinary vision, unparalleled dribbling skills and an operatic sense of the dramatic.   Maradona is an athlete that transcended sport.  His career was a rags-to-riches rise-and-fall and a symbol of nationalism in Argentina and even in Italy where his professional team in Naples became synonymous with regional southern Italian pride.   And, in the space of one World Cup game, Argentina’s quarter-final against England, in 1986 , he scored two of the most iconic goals in the history of soccer – they both were “epic,” for different  reasons – we’ll discuss  why in today’s show.  You don’t have to be a soccer fan or even sports fan to appreciate the Odyssey and grand narrative of Maradona.   Sam Blair’s ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, Maradona ’86 is one of many about Maradona.  Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in Sun and Shadow is a beautifully written book about the world of soccer in its many dimensions and perspectives.

http://khsu.org/#stream/0

 

Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, October 6,  2017 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Humboldt Magazine  Segment:  2017:  Puerto Rico, Sport and Identity

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.

The recent events in Puerto Rico with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria has been a major news story with complex humanitarian and political overtones.  Puerto Ricans are American citizens, yet it has its own Olympic team and marches under the Puerto Rican flag.  United States citizens in Puerto Rico and citizens on the American mainland differ in their opinions as to whether Puerto Rico should be a state, an independent country, or remain in its status as a United States territory.  

 

And, as always, the intersection of sport and politics can be a fascinating illumination into many of these complex issues.

 

Puerto Rican players make up the fourth largest Latino group in Major League Baseball after the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Cuba. Puerto Rico has four players in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and there are five Puerto Ricans currently in the National Basketball Association (12 in its history). Puerto Rico’s defeat of the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games in basketball is considered one of the great upsets in the Olympic Games history and a source of great pride for Puerto Rico.  And, Puerto Rico produced some of boxing’s great champions.

 

We’ll talk about these issues today as well as the single finest example of an athlete who set the bar at the highest level in transcending sport – Puerto Rico’s Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Clemente, who paid the ultimate price on behalf of the world community without borders almost a half a century ago.  

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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, Saturday, September 16, 2017.

 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442  ·  T: (707) 938-5216  $10.00 Vehicle entry fee. Tour:  Free

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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

Radio Appearance: Humboldt Magazine, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

Host Ann Diver-Stamnes Interviews Doc Stull on Creativity and the Creative Life

Chronologically Gifted:  Conversations on Life After 50,  Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:00  PM on the KHSU , 90.5 FM, Arcata

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In a rebroadcast of one of CG’s earliest shows, Doc speaks with show hosts Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown about creative and artistic pursuits as important and nourishing dimensions in one’s life after 50.

Tune in and listen to the archived show at:

https://www.chronologicallygifted.org/past-shows-10-2016-to

 Home Page for Chronologically Gifted for Archived shows, podcasts and information at:

https://www.chronologicallygifted.org/

Speaking Event

(Doc Stull presenta: Gli Italiani Americani nel Jazz Americano del XX secolo)

Doc Stull presents:   Italian-Americans in 20th century American jazz

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

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Eureka Chapter – 615 H St.  Eureka, CA

Long-time jazz aficionado and past interviewer/reviewer for the New Books Network New Books in Jazz segment Doc Stull will present an entertaining  and informative look (with audio, television and movie clips) at the important contribution of early Italian immigrants to jazz as well as later Italian-American entertainers and innovators such as Jimmy Durante, Nick LaRocca, Leon Ropollo, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Louis Prima, Louis Bellson , Vince Guaraldi and many others.   Though most American and international audiences may be familiar with epic popular singers such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, both of whom had strong crossover stylistic jazz sensibilities, many are unfamiliar with the fascinating Italian-American connections to jazz.

Contact:  Doc Stull at ras2@humboldt.edu or Eddie Morgan <eddie.alexander.morgan@gmail.com>

Doc Stull presenta: Gli Italiani Americani nel Jazz Americano del XX secolo

Martedì 26 settembre 2017 alle 19.15

 

Capitolo Eureka – 615 H St. Eureka, CA

Doc Stull presenta un aspetto divertente e informativo (con audio classico, televisivo e film) all’importante contributo dei primi immigrati italiani a jazz come così come successivi artisti e innovatori italiani americani come Jimmy Durante, Nick LaRocca, Leon Ropollo, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Louis Prima, Louis Bellson, Vince Guaraldi e molti altri. Sebbene la maggioranza degli americani e del pubblico internazionale abbia familiarità con i cantanti popolari epici come Frank Sinatra e Tony Bennett, entrambi i quali hanno avuto forti sensibilità jazz stilistica crossover, molti non conoscono gli affascinanti connessioni italiane e italiane-americane al jazz.

Contatto: Doc Stull a ras2@humboldt.edu o Eddie Morgan <eddie.alexander.morgan@gmail.com>
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