Shows featuring Dave Zirin

  • "This is the Olympics the West Wanted"–Dave Zirin on US Corporations Entering China, Athletes Speaking Out and the Games from ’68 to Today Torchweb
    As the 2008 Summer Olympic Games open in Beijing, we speak with sportswriter Dave Zirin. "This is the Olympics the West wanted: games where the grandest prize is not a gold medal but a glittering entree to China’s seemingly endless army of potential consumers," writes Zirin. "This is the reason that George W. Bush will attend the opening ceremonies, the first U.S. President...
    August 08, 2008 | Story
  • Maryland State Police Spied on Peace, Anti-Death Penalty Groups Baltimoreimageweb
    The American Civil Liberties Union released documents Thursday showing that undercover officers from the Maryland State Police spied on peace groups and anti-death penalty protesters for over a year in 2005 and 2006. The police summaries and intelligence logs reveal that covert agents infiltrated groups like the antiwar Baltimore Pledge of Resistance, the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty,...
    July 21, 2008 | Story
  • Baseball’s Hall of Shame: MLB Report Finds Widespread Steroid Use, Warns About Influence Pros Have on Young Athletes Mitchellmlbweb
    Thursday is being described by some as "one of the darkest days in baseball history," following the publication of an official Major League Baseball report on the widespread use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs in the sport. Former Senator George Mitchell, who headed the twenty-month investigation, estimated hundreds of thousands of high school students currently use steroids....
    December 14, 2007 | Story
  • National Cancer Institute Urges Mammograms
    The Federal government this past week officially recommended
    that beginning at age 40 women undergo an annual breast
    screening procedure known as a mammogram. Reversing its
    previous position, the National Cancer Institute joined with
    other large cancer groups saying that the screening of younger
    women can reduce the death rate from breast cancer.

    In 1997, more than 180,000 women will be diagnosed...

    April 02, 1997 | Story
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal and His New Book
    Today, we air another commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a
    journalist on Pennsylvania’s death row.

    In his new book, Death Blossoms, Mumia writes about being
    punished by Pennsylvania officials for publishing his first
    book, Live From Death Row. For those writings, he was put in the
    hole for engaging actively in a business or profession. On
    the outside, the Fraternal Order of Police denounced publishers...

    February 27, 1997 | Story