Sandip Roy: Sport Glue

Jun 22, 2016

Sports used to make me feel like the outsider, the one left out of the game. 

"SFPD taking videos at police protest on Powell St", Steve Rhodes, used under CC license, resized and cropped

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

SFPD officers shoot, kill man in Bayview // SF Examiner

Title IX was passed in 1972 to ensure that all girls have equal access to sports. So why are sports so important to girls? This episode, we talk with Brandi Chastain of World Cup fame--not just because she kicked the winning goal and liberated women to sport their sports bras, but because she inspired thousands of girls to play soccer. And we talk with the CEO and Founder of Title Nine clothing, Missy Park, about how sports can affect outcomes for girls in life and in business. The power of sports for girls. That's our Inflection Point.  

Sandip Roy

July 9, 2014: World Cup fever is infecting the entire world... including Kolkata, India!  


Life of the Law: Privacy Issues  Mike Katz-Lacabe is a normal, taxpaying, married, father of two. And yet, the San Leandro police department has what amounts to a family photo album of him and his car.  If you drive a car and live in an American city, your local police department probably has an album of you, too.

Radio Ambulante: El equipo fantasma / The Phantom Team

Jun 24, 2013

Soccer, politics and protest are often a combustible mix. The Chilean national team of 1973 became a symbol of a divided country after the coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. Producer Dennis Maxwell has the inside story of a team and a game that never should have happened. Special thanks to Annie Murphy and Camila Segura who edited this piece.

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We have a special bonus mystery sound this week for you. And last Thursday on Crosscurrents, we asked you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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In 2011, River Plate, one of the most famous soccer clubs in South America, was relegated to the Argentine Second Division. From Buenos Aires, Cristian Alarcón shares the story of a soccer catastrophe that shook an entire nation.