12:00am

Tue May 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: Open line to political sportswriter Dave Zirin


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Nation’s political sportswriter, Dave Zirin about his new book, “Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy.” Brazil country has faced mass protests over its decision to host the world cup this summer. What are the protests about? And what are human costs of these global sporting events? Join the conversation with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Dave Zirin, sports editor for the Nation and author of ,” Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy”

Web Resources:

Dave Zirin: Brazil's Dance with the Devil

The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy

The Nation: Why Is Blackwater Helping to Train Brazil’s World Cup Security?

Reuters: Protests could disrupt Brazil's World Cup quest - Scolari

The Guardian: Simon Jenkins on Rio, the Olympics and favelas – how you responded

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