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Edge of Sports

344 EpisodesProduced by Dave Zirin / The NationWebsite

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

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How The Feds Executed My Parents: Michael Meeropol, Son of The Rosenbergs

We speak this week to Michael Meeropol, whose parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were executed by the US government in 1953. We talk about his efforts to clear his mother's name and the importance of the Brooklyn Dodgers in their lives. Meeropol reads from the letters of his parents where they discuss baseball. I also have choice words about rap icon Kurtis Blow and his underrated importance to the development of the NBA as a global phenomenon. Finally we have a tribute to the late Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, via a t-shirt on our weekly Kaepernick watch.Dave in Seattle with Seahawk Michael Bennett on January 5, 2017: https://townhallseattle.org/event/dave-zirin/ http://fb.com/events/1139387102852694Michael and Robert Meeropol, We Are Your Sons: The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Exonerate our Mother, Ethel Rosenberg: http://www.rfc.org/ethelChange.org petition: https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-exonerate-our-mother-ethel-rosenbergThe Assassination of Fred Hampton: http://www.hamptonbook.com/The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution: http://theblackpanthers.com/music: The Show - Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew | We the People.... - A Tribe Called Quest | Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday (Words & music by Abel Meeropol) | Blood on the Leaves - Kanye West | Basketball, 8 Million Stories  - Kurtis Blow | Peter Piper - Run DMC | Starboy - The Weeknd


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