Radio Appearance

Humboldt Homepage – Friday, November 7,  2014 at 1:00  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata, CA

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to 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, we’ll speak about Nicaragua’s beloved boxing champion Alexis Arguello whose boxing and post-boxing career intersected with the Sandinista Revolution and its aftermath – and also provided a fascinating but tragic prism with which to view the complex historical political and economic relationship between the United States and Nicaragua.

 

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Nicaragua’s Alexis Arguello’s was one of boxing’s most popular and greatest warriors of the 1970’s and 1980’s. A champion in the featherweight, jr. lightweight and lightweight divisions, he never lost a championship title defense. But later in life, politics proved to be more treacherous and unpredictable than the fight game.

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

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live

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Radio Appearance

Humboldt Homepage – Friday, Oct 3,  2014 at 1:00  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata, CA

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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.

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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.”

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

“The Enigmatic Hispanic?” – Ted Williams” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, April 14 – April 18, 2014

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The greatest hitter who ever lived according to many baseball historians, Ted Williams set the standard for excellence at the plate. Williams was a complex individual who rarely spoke of his Mexican ancestry believing ethnic prejudice might hinder his chances in the major leagues.   He did however, in his 1966 Hall of Fame Speech, speak out on behalf of Negro League ball-players who had been excluded from the the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.

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

http://www.prx.org/pieces/114527-ted-williams-the-enigmatic-hispanic