Sports

Wider Implications of the U.S. Patent Office Decision on the Washington Redskins

Wider Implications of the U.S. Patent Office Decision on the Washington Redskins

June 19, 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced it was canceling the Washington Redskins trademark registration. The plaintiffs, like many fans across the country, had argued the name was disparaging to Native Americans. Guest host Susan Page and a panel discuss what the ruling means for the team and evolving notions of what's offensive.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

June 13, 2014

The crisis in Iraq escalates as militants take over key cities. The Pakistani military and U.S. drones strike tribal regions after Karachi airport attacks. And the World Cup opens in Brazil. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

The Personal, Social and Economic Costs of Racism

April 30, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans. We discuss the personal, social and economic costs of racism.

William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

April 14, 2014

Author and investigative reporter William Cohan joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities."

Debate Over The Status Of Student-Athletes At Major Colleges And Universities

Debate Over The Status Of Student-Athletes At Major Colleges And Universities

March 31, 2014

A federal agency has ruled that Northwestern University football players are employees and can join a union. What the decision could mean for other student athletes and major sports programs at colleges and universities.

Pushing The Boundaries Of Gay Rights In Law And Sports

Pushing The Boundaries Of Gay Rights In Law And Sports

February 12, 2014

Star college football player Michael Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. That news comes as the Department of Justice vows to enforce federal rights for same-sex couples. Diane and her guests discuss how advances in gay rights are shaping law and sports.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 7, 2014

The U.S. agrees to limit drone strikes in Pakistan. A U.N. panel criticizes the Vatican over child sex abuse. And the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

Security And Human Rights At The Sochi Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

The Winter Olympics begin Friday in Sochi. While Russia hopes to showcase the country’s power and beauty, the games also highlight problems like the threat of terrorism, corruption and anti-gay laws.

Gregg Easterbrook: "The King Of Sports" (Rebroadcast)

Gregg Easterbrook: "The King Of Sports" (Rebroadcast)

January 20, 2014

The author of a new book on sports says football is in serious need of reform. From low graduation rates among college players to harmful concussions: what it will take to clean up America's game.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

January 3, 2014

Russia arrests dozens after suicide bombings just weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics. Fighting in South Sudan escalates as negotiators gather in Ethiopia to forge a cease-fire agreement. And Secretary of State Kerry returns to Israel for Middle East peace talks. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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