Jack London State Historic Park Event

Tai Chi at Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA

  Sunday,  July 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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Doc will lead a beginning Tai Chi “moving meditation” in the picnic area overlooking the vineyards above the west parking lot.

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Doc leading his Tai Chi class in the square at Humboldt State University

For information about Jack London State Park, fees, events and hours,  click the link below:

http://www.jacklondonpark.com/

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Brazil’s Philosopher King of Soccer” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, March 3 – March 7, 2014

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A complex and multi-talented individual, Socrates held a medical degree, studied philosophy, wrote political commentary and led a movement in Brazil called Corinthian democracy where his club soccer team modeled democratic principles in a country with a history of authoritarian and anti-democratic rule. His approach to playing the game of soccer elevated it to an art-form – “joga bonito.” Many historians believe that the 1982 Brazilian team which Socrates captained epitomized the highest creative and aesthetic ideals in team sport.

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

http://www.prx.org/pieces/111854-socrates-the-davinci-of-soccer

Radio Appearance

Listen to Doc on Radio El Sol on KMEC 105.1 FM live at 5:00 PM, Monday, February 24, 2014

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Doc and radio host Annie Esposito will discuss the the Brazilian soccer/football superstar and social activist Socrates  (2/19/1954 – 12/4/2011) and his legacy.  A complex and multi-talented individual, Socrates held a medical degree, studied philosophy, wrote political commentary and led a movement in Brazil called Corinthian democracy where his club soccer team modeled democratic principles in a country with a history of authoritarian and anti-democratic rule.  And, his approach to playing the game of soccer emphasized its potential as an art-form – “joga bonito.”  Many historians believe that the 1982 Brazilian team which Socrates captained epitomized the highest creative and aesthetic ideals in team sport.  Tune in and check it out!

Stream the show live at

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

Radio Appearance

Women in Congress and The Acharnians- on Classics Now,  Thursday, February 20, 2013 at 1:15  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Doc and Mary will discuss plays by the Greek satirist Aristophenes whose gender-bending and folly-of-war satires more than 2500 years ago make clear that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Joe Louis” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Feb. 17 – Feb. 21, 2014

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Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis became the embodiment of American unity during WWII. He walked a fine line to serve the goals of Victory abroad as well as advancing the cause of social and racial justice within the military at home; an integrated military finally becoming a reality in 1948.

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

https://www.prx.org/pieces/105947-joe-louis-the-great-wwii-unifier

Special Event

Doc Hosts Monuments Men Dinner to honor his dad, Richard Allen Stull, Monday, February 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Plaza Grill, Arcata.

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Photo of Richard Allen Stull, Haarm, Germany, 1945, WWII – Civil Affairs/Interpreter/Arts and Monuments

Back of photo reads:  “Three members of the Hitler Volkstrom, who gave themselves up when the Americans entered their town of Haarm, Germany, point to the spot where they had their weapons hid.  A military government expert, Richard Stull of Lakewood, Ohio is getting the details.  104th Infantry Division, FUSH, US First Army, 3/3/45.

My dad was in a Civil Affairs Unit in WWII and later served with the Allied Military Government as a German language and culture specialist.  He and was involved in the restoration of some of Beethoven’s manuscripts and piano in the city of Bad Godesburg outside the new provisional German government in Bonn after the fall of Berlin.

An  an interpreter, he saw the liberation of three concentration camps.   He  earned three bronze stars though he never spoke about the circumstances behind his being awarded them.  He died in 1997.

For more information contact Doc at ras2@humboldt.edu

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Radio Appearance

Doc appears on radio ESPN 1340 AM Northcoast Tonight with Tag Wotherspoon and JB Mathers,  Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

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Doc will be talking about his upcoming projects on the fascinating story of Ted William’s Mexican heritage, insights about legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, the Sochi Olympics and his hosting of percussionist/composer/music producer Dave Gluck (co-author with Yankee Centerfielder All-Star Bernie Williams of the award-winning book Rhythms of the Game:  The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance)  for a workshop in Humboldt County at the end of March.

Tune in and check it out or stream it at:

http://socialstreamingplayer.crystalmedianetworks.com/radio/kataam

Radio Appearance

Doc will talk with DJ Boogie Woogie about jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi on Bounce Me Brother ,  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:00  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Doc will be talking with Phil about Vince  Guaraldi, known to most world-wide as the composer and pianist behind the famed Peanuts comic strip animated specials featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy also played in Woody Herman’s “third herd” big band, composed the first ever Jazz Mass recorded live in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in 1965, participated in  some magical and memorable collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete and was a fixture in the bossa nova Latin jazz San Francisco club scene in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  His Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus introduced countless people to jazz and the sensuous sounds of boss nova.   His single Cast Your Fate to the Wind won a Grammy for Best Original Jazz Composition and was a successful cross-over song into the top 40 more than a half a century ago.   Though Vince Guaraldi died in 1976 at the age of only 47, his legacy was revived by guitarist David Benoit and pianist George Winston who recorded covers of many of his songs.  Doc will be publishing a podcast  interview with Derrick Bang, of the author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano, on Doc’s jazz show on the New Books Network <newbooksinjazz.com>next month.

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

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live

Doc’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Major Taylor” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Feb. 10 – Feb. 14, 2014

America’s forgotten first African-American World Champion, Major Taylor  cycles his way to international fame at the turn of the 20th century in a fascinating and forgotten story of courage and honor.

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

http://www.prx.org/pieces/84348-major-taylor