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Sandip Roy: Sport Glue

Jun 22, 2016

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

Title IX--which was enacted in 1972 to eliminate gender discrimination from educational institutions--may have had some unintended consequences for female coaches.

Bishan Samaddar

While the world was marking the passing of Muhammad Ali, another giant in the world of sports in India died in Kolkata to far less notice. 

Dayla Soul

  

On the June 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the sexism plaguing women in sports. 

 

Dayla Soul's film, “It Ain’t Pretty,” shows what it's really like for the women who charge at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Because, Soul has a problem with the "surfer girl" image.

Think Candlestick Park is gone forever? Think again

Mar 9, 2016

 

 

In September 2015, San Francisco lost one of its iconic symbols—its sports cathedral, Candlestick Park, where the 49ers of the 80’s dominated football, winning 5 super bowls in 14 seasons under Joe Montana and Steve Young.

 

Daily News Roundup for Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mar 9, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 

Mudslide probably caused Bay Area commuter train derailment, railroad official says // LA Times

“A preliminary investigation shows that a mudslide triggered by days of rain probably caused a Bay Area commuter train to derail on Monday night, according to an official of Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the tracks.

On the February 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Super Bowl.

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016
"Super Bowl 50," by Flickr user Charlie Lyons-Pardue. Used under CC BY-NC 2.0 / resized and cropped

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

Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News

Super Bowl Impact: How will the big game affect your commute?

Jan 27, 2016
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Although the Super Bowl game is taking place in Santa Clara, the majority of pre-game celebrations will take place in busy downtown San Francisco and along the Embarcadero.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Mads Tolling: violinist, composer, and bandleader of The Mads Men.

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee

 On the December 3rd edition of Your Call, we’re talking football! Specifically, the Super Bowl 50.

Jeremy Dalmas

 

Shin Dong Won is the fastest typist I have ever seen. My eyes barely have time to focus on the monitor before he changes the view. 

From "Making Contact," this Indigenous People's Day show covers the controversy over using American Indian names for sports teams. 

On the Oct. 11, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview two-time Pulitzer-prize winning author, Gil Gaul on his new book, Billion-Dollar Ball.

We'll talk about what it's really like to be a college athletic director and the exploitation of people in a different so-called non-profession: college sports athletes.

In the second part of the show, as usual, I'll do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help. Call in. The price is certainly right.

Host Joseph Pace and our panel of experts talk about what young athletes, coaches and parents need to know about concussions as football, soccer and other fall sports get underway.

  

On the July 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about coverage of women’s sports. 

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.  

Candlestick memory: Caroline Hickson

May 15, 2015
From Flickr user Kimberly Brown-Azzarello.

As a child in the 60’s, Caroline Hickson rode the bus with a friend all the way to Candlestick Park to watch Giants baseball games.


Sandip Roy: 9-Man

Mar 18, 2015

If you think Asian-Amerian man, chances are you don’t think of sweaty guys pushing, shoving and shouting on a court. But that’s exactly what 9-Man is and has been since the 1930s. 

A new documentary by film maker Ursula Liang explores the game that became volleyball.  

Paul Brekke-Miesner

The Bay Area was well represented in Super Bowl XLIX. The MVP, Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady, is from San Mateo. His favorite target, Julian Edelmen, is from Redwood City. And the man who could have won the game for the Seahawks, running back Marshawn Lynch, went to high school at Oakland Tech. In fact, Oakland has an especially rich history of athletes making it to the pros.

San Francisco's "Field of Greens" at AT&T Park

Sep 29, 2014
San Francisco Giants

Behind a wall in a park in San Francisco, there’s a large and thriving vegetable garden. That might not seem like such a big deal. But the park is AT&T Park, the wall is the centerfield wall, and the veggies that grow there are served up to hungry fans of the San Francisco Giants.

Sandip Roy

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

  


Youth Radio: Ballet is a sport too

Apr 30, 2014

From our partners at Youth Radio.

From our partners at Youth Radio.

San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club

Inside a huge ice rink in San Jose, where the Sharks hockey team practices, thirty-two men and women are laughing, yelling, and taking turns sweeping and throwing heavy granite rocks down a freshly-Zambonied sheet of ice. They are curling, and on most Tuesday nights, four different curling matches are taking place on one rink.

Beyond All Boundaries

Nov 13, 2013
khelnama.com

Do you find the sport "Cricket" to be baffling?  As the documentary Beyond All Boundaries , the definitive Cricket documentary, can help. In fact, it's easier to relate to than you might think. Sandip Roy takes to the pitch.

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