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Journalist Howard Bryant On The Relationship Between Sports, Patriotism And Politics


On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks Howard Bryant, senior writer for and ESPN The Magazine,  sports correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition, and author of The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.

Bryant talks about how sporting events have turned into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement, the history of athlete activism, and the relationship between sports and politics.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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