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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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1:06 – 1:39
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
White men can shoot, but can they jump…and play defense? Tackling racial stereotypes in sports
Jimmer Fredette was a prolific scoring point guard for the BYU basketball team that was recently knocked out of the NCAA’s March Madness tournament. Considered one of the best pure shooters in college basketball, you’d think Fredette would be a popular choice in the upcoming NBA amateur draft. While Fredette will be a relatively high draft pick he might be dogged by the perception of white point guards: they can shoot well but they can’t jump and they can’t play defense. Athletes like Fredette tend to be compared to other players in their own racial group: the Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham is compared to the Eagles’ Michael Vick, instead of a white mobile quarterback like the 49ers’ Steve Young. Fredette is compared to other high scoring white point guards like J.J. Redick, but not to a black player like Russell Westbrook. Black players are seen as more powerful and athletic; white players are more cerebral and deliberate. Are sports fans guilty of harboring the same old stereotypes that we’re all trying to overcome?
Jason Lewis, sports editor at the Los Angeles Sentinel, an African American owned & operated newspaper
Matt “Money” Smith, co-host of “The Petros & Money Show” on Fox Sports Radio, heard locally on AM 570 KLAC
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Did Facebook cross the line?
Should it be legal to post a photo of a corpse on Faceboook? Mark Musarella, an emergency medical technician (EMT), used his cell phone to photograph a crime scene in which in a young woman was found strangled with a hair dryer cord. He later uploaded the photo to Facebook. Musarella forfeited his EMT license, was fired, and did 200 hours of community service for the offense. But some lawmakers feel the punishment wasn't tough enough and are seeking to make it a felony for a public servant to snap photos of a crime scene and disseminate them. The victim's parents, meanwhile, are taking aim at Facebook. They are suing the social network to get possession of the photo and to stop its dissemination. A representative from Facebook claims the company is protected under the 1996 Communications Decency Act and is not responsible for the actions of individuals using the site. Is some public good served by allowing anything and everything to be in the public domain a la sites like Facebook, or are there some lines that shouldn't be crossed?
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Ravi Batra, attorney at law
Andrew Noyes, spokesperson, Facebook
State Senator Diane Savino,
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Gay history: to teach or not to teach? And does it make a difference?
Should California’s next textbooks be re-written to reflect the contributions and role of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to society? That’s the aim of a new bill (SB 48) Senator Mark Leno is proposing in an attempt to combat harassment of gays by their classmates. Proponents of the bill, including some religious leaders and the California Teachers Association, say it’s long overdue; opponents, including some already vocal parents and some religious leaders, say it’s legislating morality. Does shifting pedagogy shift students’ opinions?
Jim Carroll, interim executive director, Equality California, California’s largest statewide LGBT organization. He attended the SB 48 hearings two weeks ago
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TBD, representative from Capitol Resource Institute, an advocacy group opposing SB 48
TBD, pedagogy expert
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