“The Apparition of Casey Stengel” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Oct. 6, 2014
Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel appears to a small boy in Central America shortly after Don Larsen’s improbable perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramirez has written a poignant and bittersweet baseball story with sporting, political and historical allusions- and the alchemy of magical realism. From Ramirez’s short-story Apparition in the Brick Factory (2010).
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Humboldt Homepage – Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata, CA
Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on Latin and Central American athletes, popular culture and politics. This new feature is an outgrowth of Doc’s 12-part series on Latino athletes for the El Sol Bilingue Newspaper in Ukiah, CA.
This month, a personal reminiscence about Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Clemente. As a young 12 year-old a half a century ago, Doc saw Clemente play in a double-header in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park against the San Francisco Giants and witnessed an unforgettable moment.
Clemente was the first Latino elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame and only the 11th player in baseball history to amass 3000 hits in his career, His tragic death at the age of only 38 in 1972 stunned the Americas. Clemente’s passion on the diamond and his humanitarian ethic set him apart as a man who personified, in the words of Puerto Rican poet Enrique Zorilla, the “fire of dignity.”
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The Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin – on Classics Now, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata
Join Doc and Mary for their monthly classics literature show on the Humboldt Homepage. Doc and Mary will discuss the provocative and controversial novel of female sensuality/sexuality/pleasure for its own sake without commitment in Anais Nin’s Spy in the House of Love (1954), To listen, click on the link below:
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Northcoast Book Discussion Group List for 2014 and past twenty year archive:
Doc interviews Gabriel Solis about his new book, Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, Oxford University Press (2013) on the New Books Network.
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Doc appears on KMUD’s Monday Morning Magazine with host Dennis Huber, 88.1 FM, Eureka, 91.1 FM Garberville, Monday, 7:00- 9:00 AM September 29, 2014.
Doc and Dennis will discuss the events of the day as well as the introductory short-story about the human condition.
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“Hank Greenberg” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Sept 29 – Oct. 3, 2014
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg defined poise and grace – and was one of the great sluggers and Jewish-American athletes in American history.
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Doc appears on KMEC 105.1 FM Radio El Sol, Ukiah with host Annie Esposito Monday evening, 5:00 PM, Sept. 22, 2014.
Doc will discuss his sports poetry, current events of the day and his upcoming project on the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez’s magical and bittersweet baseball fiction.
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Doc leads a Wolf House Tour at Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Doc leads a Moonlight Tour of the Wolf House Ruins
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.
Walk down the old ranch road under a full moon to the house that Jack built and learn of the extraordinary life that Jack London and his “mate-woman”, Charmian lived. Relive the magical tale of the Wolf House fire.
Doc reads excerpts from Jack London’s Call of the Wild (1905) and the short story The Mexican (1911) and talks about Jack London’s classic pre-Orwellian Iron Heel (1908) for Banned Books Read-out event in the lobby of the Humboldt State University Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00 PM.
Jack London’s works were banned and burned in Nazi, Germany in 1933 (as well as in Italy and Yugoslavia in 1929) – for London’s outspoken socialist beliefs. Other major banned writers included Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud.
Doc is a special events presenter and docent/tour leader at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, California. See the Jack London link on this website for Doc’s biographical connection to Jack London.
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