12:00am

Tue February 19, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are athletes using their political and economic power?



On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dave Zirin about his new book, “Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down.” Zirin tells stories about how athletes are using their platforms to speak out and reclaim sports from the corporate interests that have taken it hostage. He cheers the victories, while reflecting on how far we have to go. How are athletes affecting debates about class, race, religion, and political power? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Guest:


Dave Zirin, the sports columnist for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio on Sirius/XM


Web Resources:


Dave Zirin: Edge of Sports


LA Times: Rising sports programming costs could have consumers crying foul


The Atlantic: If You Don't Watch Sports, TV Is a Huge Rip-Off (So, How Do We Fix It?)


CNN: Are athletes who speak their minds out of bounds?


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