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Defending Title IX with Nancy Hogshead-Makar


Nancy Hogshead-Makar is a three-time gold-medalist swimmer, sexual assault survivor, and one of the most renowned Title IX attorneys in the US. We speak to her about the importance of defending Title IX and what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for the landmark 1972 legislation. We also speak to her about the Women’s March, which she attended with her 11-year-old daughters. I’ll also speak about my experience at Trump’s tiny Inauguration ceremony, and Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich collects another ‘Just Stand Up’ award for speaking truth to power.

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Champion Women

Groups mentioned by Nancy Hogshead-Makar:
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California Women’s Law Project:
Equal Rights Advocates:
American Civil Liberties Union:
Athlete Ally:
You Can Play Project:

Column: I Was at Trump’s Inauguration. It Was Tiny.

Zirin on Democracy Now from Inauguration Day:

Gregg Popovic rips President Trump, administration on second day:

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Dr. Harry Edwards On The Athlete-Activist Under Trump


Legendary sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards has been working with Colin Kaepernick and speaking in locker rooms around the country. We speak with him about the recent elections and the challenges as well as the opportunities it creates for this new generation of athlete-activists. We also ask Dr. Edwards what inspiration can be drawn from the life of his old friend Muhammad Ali. In addition, I have some choice words about critics of Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to vote, we have an extended just stand up award section for every athlete already standing up to Trump and we take calls about how folks are dealing with the altered political landscape.

Zirin in The Nation ‘On Colin Kaepernick’s Decision Not to Vote’

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Going Full Dissident with Howard Bryant


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ESPN The Magazine’s Howard Bryant joins the podcast to talk about the only issue that matters. The election of Donald Trump was a slap in the face to anyone who believes that racism, sexual assault and anti-immigrant sentiment are are bad. But the election of Trump - with a minority of the vote remember - is far more complicated that just saying it’s racism. It’s the Democratic Party, it’s the Clinton campaign, and it’s the way working class people - white, black and brown - have been crushed in this country. We also have an inspiring Just Stand Up award to the only three-time winner Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes.

Howard Bryant: | http://howardbryant.net
Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor:
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

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Not In My Locker Room: DeAndre Levy of the Detroit Lions Speaks Out

(Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy hiking in Peru)

In an attempt to excuse his own repugnant behavior, Donald Trump unwittingly started a real conversation on what he dubbed “locker room talk” about sexual violence against women. Our guest, Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, is the rare pro athlete who is awake to this issue. Levy writes, advocates, and fundraises to stop domestic and sexual abuse. We also speak to him about the Kaepernick protests. Then, we have ’Choice Words’ about my own experience with “locker room talk” and the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Mets broadcaster Ron Darling for speaking out against the “rage of the inarticulate.”

The Nation column, Not in My Locker Room

‘Man Up,’ DeAndre Levy essay

‘Our Issue’ T-Shirts, benefiting the Michigan Women’s Foundation and ‘Detroit Hustles Harder’

Detroit Hustles Harder

Enough SAID (Enough Sexual Assault in Detroit)

Edge of Sports was featured on Episode 1 of ’The Big Listen’ from WAMU-FM/NPR. Thank you, Lauren Ober.

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Road To Rio, Russia, and The Grief Of The Khans. Guest: David Larkin

(Image from The Nation by Karl-Raphael Blanchard)

The Olympics are here and as I head to Rio, Edge of Sports has David W. Larkin, an attorney who focuses on the corruption of sports organizations like the International Olympic Committee, about the decision to not suspend Russia from the Olympics. We ask him which is more corrupt: the IOC or FIFA? His analysis may surprise you. We also have some “choice words” about the Rio Olympics - of course - and why ten years ago, almost no one thought having Brazil as a host was a bad idea. But I start the show by speaking about the Khan family, and remember when a Gold Star Mother was attacked ten years ago because she stood up to the war that took her son’s life. I speak about Cindy Sheehan. The Just Stand Up award goes to activist WNBA players who refused to bow to NBA and WNBA chiefs Adam Silver and Lisa Borders, and won.

David W. Larkin, esq.
Larkin’s talk at the American Bar Association Meeting: “Corruption’s New Arena: International Sports in a Post-FIFA World” 3:30 PM Moscone Center West, 3rd Floor, Room 3014, San Francisco, CA
Court of Arbitration for Sport
Zirin columns:
The Last Dance: On Heading to Olympic Rio
Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics
The Problem With the International Olympic Committee’s Decision on Russia

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Judah Friedlander: The World Champ on 30 Rock, Trump, and Ping Pong

Amid political chaos, Edge of Sports looks to a comic mind for order: author and actor Judah Friedlander. As Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock, Friedlander was known for his “World Champ” trucker hats, and it did not escape Judah that Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” cap bears more than a passing resemblance to his own signature look. Dave Zirin and Judah talk politics, comedy and ping pong, recorded in a Montgomery County, Maryland library. Then, Dave has some ‘Choice Words’ about baseball diplomacy in Cuba laced with music by Machito, and the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Serena Williams for rebuking Raymond Moore, former director of the Indian Wells tennis tournament disgraced by his comments belittling female players.

“If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons by Judah Friedlander” | | | |

The Office audition tapes

Dave in Progressive: “Play Béisbol! Cuba Thaw Creates New Possibilities” 

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A Chamique Holdsclaw Christmas, David Steele on Trump-Brady Bromance

Today, women’s basketball great Chamique Holdsclaw joins Edge of Sports to discuss the recent comments of Gilbert Arenas, and her own fascinating history in the game. For years, the #1 WNBA draft pick waged a silent battle for mental wellness, but she eventually chose to go public, becoming a powerful advocate and role model. Her journey is chronicled in the film ‘Mind Game.’ Then, we visit with Sporting News columnist David Steele, who found himself in the crosshairs of Trump-Nation and Patriot-Nation after criticizing Tom Brady for evading a political stance while displaying a “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hat in his locker. Finally, the ‘Just Stand Up Award’ goes to NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out as a gay man as a show of pride and defiance in the face of Rajon Rondo’s on-court slurs. Thanks for listening. The Edge of Sports team wishes all our listeners a safe and happy holiday.

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