Listen Up Northwest program 83: Sports in Our Communities

Listen Up Northwest program 83: Sports in Our Communities

This week we look at some unusual local competitions and discuss the impact of sports on our communities.

* Listen in on a roller derby practice session in Idaho. (Castle Wood, Vox, Radio Boise - Boise, ID)

* Popular only a few years ago, some would love to revive the sport of Rollo, which is polo played by adults on kiddie bicycles. (Nathan Friend and Brad Iverson Long, Voxpod, KUOW - Seattle, WA)

* To a team of African refugees, soccer is more than just a game. It’s a chance to heal. (Sadie Babits, World Vision Report – Boise, ID)

* An interview with Wakim Allah, a coach in Seattle's inner city, about what being involved in sports means to children in his community. (Logic Amen, Speak On It, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

* Logic Amen's commentary about sports and social justice . (Logic Amen, Speak On It, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

Music by Electron Love Theory, The Correspondents and DJ B-girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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