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

 Friday, February 10,  2017 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: Latinos in Sport in America and Border Culture Paradoxes  in the American Southwest

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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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The contribution of immigrants from Mexico, Central and South  America and the Caribbean to the history and development of sport in America is a rich and fascinating story.  Presently, with immigration as a divisive and multi-faceted issue in American politics, an interesting twist exists where  a Mexican-American chooses to play professional soccer in Mexico that brings to light many of the complicated economic, national, political and familial challenges and paradoxes  facing millions who live along the US/Mexico border.   Join Danielle and Doc for the Homepage this Friday at 1:00.

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

 Friday, December 9,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: The Sporting Legacy of Fidel Castro in Cuba

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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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This week Doc and Danielle will discuss the legacy of politics and sport in Cuba in the wake of the death of Fidel Castro – and, an update on the aftermath of the tragic plane crash in Columbia that claimed 71 lives including all but 3 of an entire Brazilian soccer team that was winning the hearts of the nation with their improbable success.

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

 Friday, June 1,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: Pele

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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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With both Brazil (political and economic woes preceding the upcoming Olympic Games)  and soccer in the headlines recently (Brazil’s early exit from the exciting Copa America tournament), we will look at Brazil’s  Pele, voted 2nd behind only Muhammad Ali in the UK’s Independent newspaper assessment of the century’s greatest athletes.    Though a public figure in Brazil and the world ever since he led Brazil to the 1958 World Cup as the youngest player ever to play in the World Cup at age 17, Pele has had to walk a difficult line in a country that has a complicated and ever-changing political history.  Pele’s incredible personal story of extreme poverty, his rise to living myth status in the annals of Brazilian and world soccer, and his post-playing career, which ended almost 40 years ago in 1977,  is a fascinating story.

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Zidane on  ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM Eureka, CA  May 25 – 29, 2015 at 7:55 AM

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One of the true superstars in the world sport of soccer, Zinedine Zidane’s technical artistry carried France to its first World Cup in 1998; and almost again in 2006 until his red card due to a deliberate head-butt in overtime became a cultural phenomenon over-shadowing France’s eventual loss to Italy by penalty-kicks.


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Radio Appearance

Humboldt Homepage – Friday, December 5,  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 and Caribbean athletes, popular culture and politics.  This  feature is an outgrowth of Doc’s 14-part series for the El Sol Bilingue Newspaper in Ukiah, CA.

He was a political activist whose heroes included the Beatles’ John Lennon and Communist revolutionaries Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.     He drank and smoked but was a medical doctor.    He was a political and economic columnist, writer and actor.   And, he was one of the greatest midfielders to play the game of soccer (football)– and, in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s he became a living symbol and force for democratic justice for the nation of Brazil.   Muhammad Ali and Billie Jean King were perhaps the most famous athletes in the past who took principled political stands in the United States.  But Brazil had their philosopher-king of football – and his name, fittingly,  was Socrates.

Listen in for a fascinating picture of a true rebel who also played the game with unabated joy.   In an era today where the best athletes command high-priced endorsements it is uncommon to see them take political stands.  What effect would someone like Socrates have today in the age of social media?  Would he have simply been a Brazilian phenomenon?  Tune in!

 

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Radio Appearance

Humboldt Homepage – Brazil, Soccer and the Magical Realism of Jorge Amado’s short story, The Soccer Ball and the Goalkeeper

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:00  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their new monthly feature on Latin and Central American athletes, popular culture and politics.  This new feature is a outgrowth of Doc’s 12-part series on Latino athletes for the El Sol Bilingue Newspaper.

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

“Zidane:  The Head-butt heard ’round the World” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, June 9 – June 13, 2014

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One of the true superstars in the world sport of soccer, Zinedine Zidane’s technical artistry carried France to its first World Cup in 1998; and almost again in 2006 until his red card due to a deliberate head-butt in overtime became a cultural phenomenon over-shadowing France’s eventual loss to Italy by penalty-kicks.

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

https://www.prx.org/pieces/100768-zidane-french-football-sensation