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December 30, 2009

Almost Silencing The Music

Almost Silencing The Music

One of the biggest movies out this holiday season is "Invictus." It's based on Nelson Mandela’s life during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. The event happened just after apartheid had ended. Nelson Mandela was the new president.

At that time, Roger Lucey was a young musician who used his music to confront apartheid. But just as Roger's career was taking off, a young South African security officer was assigned to ruin him. The two men join Dick Gordon to talk about their unlikely friendship, and about what lessons their story holds for the United States. This story originally aired on June 9, 2009.


One HUGE Fan

Many of us will be spending the first days of the new year hunkered around the TV cheering for a favorite team in the college bowl games.  All sports have hardcore fans, but Cameron Hughes is a rare breed, a professional fan who gets paid by numerous NBA and NHL teams to go crazy in the aisles. He joins Dick to talk about how he got started in this unusual 'career.' This story originally aired on June 10, 2009.

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