November 16

John Ourand of Sports Business Journal breaks down all sorts of sports headlines this week, from the idea of legal gambling on NBA games, to advertising on NHL jerseys. (Listen to entire interview now. Runs 16:32)

Kim Zetter, author, Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon, explains the story behind Stuxnet, the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts. She shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. (Listen to entire interview now. Runs 18:42)

Paul Bucheit of usagainstgreed.org, is a professor at Harold Washington College in Chicago. He talks about greed and poverty in the US today. (Listen to entire interview now. Runs 16:59)

Jack Holmes, reporter with The Daily Beast, debunks three arguments that proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline often repeat:

  • Keystone will create enough jobs to justify the project
  • Studies show environmental risk of the is minimal and
  • Fracking on North American ground  will mean less dependence on foreign oil

Listen to entire interview now. Runs 15:34

 

11-13-14 Edge of Sports

Episode 327: BOOM! A great show this week for you. Dave and Coach debate Derrick Rose’s latest comments about keeping an eye on the future as he play basketball now. Richard Kent, college basketball guru, previews the Women’s and Men’s NCAA Basketball season. Jamilah King, senior editor of Colorlines.com, explains the importance of the upcoming Facing Race convention, which will cover the connectivity of sports and society. Thoughts on “Rand University” 30 for 30.

11-13-14 Edge of Sports

November 9

Gus Speth, environmental lawyer & founder of World Resources Institute, talks about the people who sow the seeds of doubt when it comes to climate change, and why that’s dangerous.(Listen to entire interview. Runs 18:38)

Sasha Issenberg is the Victory Lab columnist for Slate & the Washington correspondent for Monocle, and author of Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns. (Listen to entire interview. Runs 22:44)

Frank Schaeffer author, Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God says that if aliens came to earth today, they wouldn’t be able to match up Christian values with Christians. He also says that if Jesus were to come to earth today, he likely wouldn’t be welcome on Fox News. (Listen to entire interview. Runs 18:58)