Sport in the Americas and the Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics: Contrasts and Paradoxes in Colombia
Friday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Television and popular music aficionados in the United States are probably well aware of the popular Colombian television actress Sophia Vergara and the international music sensation Shakira, also from Colombia. And though the highly popular Netflix series Narcos showed viewers the dark side of the international drug trade in Colombia from the late ’70s to the early ’90s, cities like Medellin and Cali now enjoy positive images today due to their climates, highly improved infrastructure, sporting opportunities and rich cultural histories that attract many United States retirees.
Join Danielle and Doc as they discuss some of the fascinating facts about Colombia and its complicated and passionate embrace sport of soccer as a barometer of the country’s economic, political and patriotic history.
Doc will be presenting an excerpt from his recent Spoken-Word-Latin-Jazz show. The Cuban Diaries.
Join Doc Stull, Neil Tarpey, Margot Genger, David Holper, Jeff DeMark and Matt Knight as he hosts some of Humboldt County’s most prolific and entertaining writers with a live studio audience as they present short stories and poetry.
Garberville Rotary Club 383, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 12:00 PM
Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Road, Redway
Doc performs a special spoken-word selection from his one-person show, The Cuban Dairies accompanied by the latin-jazz sounds of Andy Barnett on the piano.
Doc at sunset on Havana’s famous Malecón Boulevard before the jazz set at El Gato Tuerto, July, 2018
Sport in the Americas and the Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics: The “Marley” factor – Jamaica’s Women’s Soccer Team
Friday, January 11, 2019, at 1:00 PM
Join Danielle and Doc today for an upbeat human interest story that includes sport, music, culture, a little politics, and the Jamaican Women’s team – a team that even casual “on-the-fence” soccer fans will want to root for in June.
Jamaica’s Women’s Soccer Team qualified for this year’s 2019 World Cup in France and is the first women’s soccer team from the Caribbean to do so. Although a long-shot, the team is a great success story. The ‘Reggae Girlz’ as they are referred to in Jamaica, were revived and inspired to international success in part through the patronage and support of Cedella Marley, the daughter of the late superstar reggae icon, Bob Marley.
Fans of Bob Marley will no doubt be familiar with his love of sport in general and soccer in particular. This passion has extended on through his daughter and Jamaica’s ebullient and talented women’s team.
Jamaica’s Bond-Flasza celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Panama last year which qualified the ‘Reggae Girlz’ for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics: Women’s World Cup History/Preview 2019
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Ubiquitous tournament mascot Xochitl from Women’s Mexico City Tournament in 1971.
Tune in this afternoon as Danielle and Doc discuss the Woman’s World Cup to be played out in 2019. Qualifying teams from the Americas include Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, surprise upstart Jamaica and a strong United States team will take on teams from Europe (France, Norway, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Sweden, Netherlands), Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon) and Asia (South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand) plus Australia and New Zealand.
But it was 1971 in Mexico where women’s football (soccer) got its first major intentional and marketing impetus with a 6-team tournament that drew 110,000 fans in a Mexico vs. Denmark final. We’ll talk about that ground-breaking event, and how almost a half a century later, the Women’s World Cup will truly be one of the great international sporting events of the year in 2019 with an estimated 1 billion people viewing the games.
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Doc appears on radio ESPN 1340 AM/92.7 FM Northcoast Tonight with JB Mathers and Tag Wotherspoon, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 5:30 pm.
Join Doc with JB and Tag to discuss the world in sports and updates on Doc’s upcoming spoken word/jazz show.
Tune in and check it out or stream it at: http://player.listenlive.co/59561