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The Spot: The (High School) Mascot Wars

Oct 22, 2015

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

"The (High School) Mascot Wars," produced by John Biewen for the podcast Scene on Radio, October 2015. 


The producers of Scene on Radio are experienced audio documentarians and instructors, based at the Center of Documentary Studies at Duke University. They launched the show with a series looking at sports and identity in American life, and in this episode, they leave Duke’s campus and head out to hear the conflicts that come when a school tries to expel its mascot. 

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This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Django Reinhardt, and The Decemberists.

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Tune in next week for another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.