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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


Student Athletes vs. Nike Sweatshops: Isabelle Teare of Georgetown Sailing

This week, a show for all the student-athletes, student-activists, and the advocates like us who cheer them on. Isabelle Teare is a member of the Georgetown University Sailing Team. She’s also a leader in ‘Athletes and Advocates for Workers,’ a movement that’s pressured Georgetown’s administration and athletic department to confront Nike sweatshop abuses. Despite the school's long and entwined relationship with Nike, Teare and her cohort are winning. Then, comedian W. Kamau Bell has a new CNN program, ‘United Shades of America,’ debuting Sunday at 10 Eastern. We will find out why he is interviewing Klansmen on deserted country roads and what the mission is of this altogether original show. Then, a column read about Steph Curry's small- but significant- stand against anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina. Finally, our ‘Just Stand Up’ award comes in defense of Cardale Jones, a man who deserves nothing but a larger platform for his critical views of big time college football. We thank our intern Dustin Foote for all his dedicated work over the last few months. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Prince Rogers Nelson. We will have a full tribute to Prince on next week’s show.Workers Rights Consortium: Hoya: Voice: Kamau Bell's United Shades of America:‎/Zirin column: Steph Curry on North Carolina’s HB 2: ‘No One Should be Discriminated Against’ | | | email us: edgeofsports@slate.comMusic by Alexander Lewis on Elysian Records & Sahil

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