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

 Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.  The oldest ball game:  Ulama 

Friday, May 5  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Ball games such as baseball, football, and basketball are central to the United States sports market and our cultural identity– and yet the oldest ball game in the world predates the ancient Greek Olympic games –  and comes from Meso-America.  Ulama, as the game is referred to today, was played by the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations and originated almost 3600 years ago.  Ulama was a violent team sport ball-game played on a various sized courts where teams attempted to advance a ball over end lines or put it through an elevated ring using only their hips and thighs to advance the ball.  

Join Doc and Danielle today when we talk today about the history and cultural significance of Ulama– a game that was first introduced to the modern world on a mass scale in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and still can be seen today in certain parts of Mexico.  All this, and Ulama’s erie physical and cultural connection to a fascinating dystopian and prescient American film made over four decades ago about the cultural significance of violent sports in a future world of transnational corporations. 

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

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

Friday, April 7  2017 at 1:00  PM   

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on a review of last months World Baseball Classic.

The once-every-four-years World Baseball Classic last month was notable for its ever- increasing fan attendance, highest ever television ratings and participation by 16 international teams from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the United States.   But perhaps the the most outstanding feature of this year’s classic wasn’t just the quality of play, but the celebratory and infectious revelry of the spectators and fans.  Commentators and sportswriters from the United States all commented on the great infusion of national pride and energy from the Latin American and Caribbean countries in particular  – as did major league players from the United States who were  inspired and proud to be a part of the international Tournament.

 

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Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Tour Jack London’s Wolf House Ruins with Doc in the heart of the Wine Country, Glen Ellen, CA

Saturday, February 18, 2017,   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Vehicle Entry fee:  $10.00   Tour:  Free

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He 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.

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Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA

Tour Jack London’s Wolf House Ruins with Doc

Saturday, January 14, 2017,  from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Vehicle Entry fee:  $10.00   Tour:  Free

Wolf House

He 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://jacklondonpark.com/jack-london-docent-grave-site-wolf-house.html

http://jacklondonpark.com/jack-london-directions.html

 

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

 Friday, November 4,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  Bolivia!

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

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In the United States NFL  football (American style) is still king but television ratings are slipping, pro and NCAA basketball begins once again anew – yet in in Latin America, soccer is the reigning passion of the people.

The land-locked country of Bolivia once again struggles to qualify for a World Cup spot in Russia for 2018 – catch up with Doc Stull as he gives his final report on his Bolivian adventures in the high-altitude wine country country in southern Bolivia near the Argentinian border in the soulful town of Tarija, his “game-changing” tour in the surreal oxygen-deprived bowels of the Cerro Rico silver mine at 12,300 feet in Potosi where two centuries ago it was written that the Spanish Empire mined enough silver to build a bridge from the heart of South America to Madrid, and many more adventures with Humboldt County’s own Anthony Bourdain before Doc’s return next week back to the Redwood Curtain.

 

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

 Friday, October 7,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  Bolivia!

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

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Remember the movie classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Robert Redford and Paul Newman?   The two real-life American adventurers and outlaws escaped to….Bolivia!  This month, join Danielle when she speaks with Doc live from Sucre, Bolivia!  They’ll talk about one of the biggest games of the year – Bolivia’s re-vitalized national team as they take on powerhouse Olympic Gold Medal winner, Brazil, in a qualifying match at the halfway point for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.   We’ll discuss the the world of ChiCha, the famous corn-based beer and the game of sapo (toad or frog) in the tiny town of Yotalla, Bolivia where the locals looked on as Doc and the players got animated with Bolivia’s own traditional home-brew!  And we’ll finish with one of Bolivia’s folk singing treasures – Zulma Yugar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cIdhgP_-ZQ

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

 Friday, August 7,  2015 at 1:00  PM  –  

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes and sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.  This feature is an outgrowth of Doc’s 14-part series on Latino athletes and sport.

 

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