We dip into the archives of Radio Diariesto hear about an Alabama highschooler and his glory moments in football. He says he felt invisible before playing and became visible when he put the uniform on.
Kim Ng grew up playing stickball on the streets of Queens, NY and is now one of the most powerful women in baseball. She is vice president and assistant general manager of the L.A. Dodgers. Dick Gordon talks to Kim from her office at Dodger Town. Also in thie episode: producer Joe Vella and behind the scenes with the Beach Boys on their Pet Sounds album recording.
Boxing announcer Marc Lichtenfeld balances his day job in finance with his night job in the ring. Also in his episode, Mike Sacks has spent many nights on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court in order to be first in line to hear the Court’s oral arguments.
Today, the international soccer organization FIFA is holding elections for president. There is only one candidate in the race - Sepp Blatter - and the organization he runs has been dogged by accusations of corruption and bribery. So an enterprising sports writer, Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, launched a campaign to unseat him.
Doug Rodriguez was asked by his superintendent to take over a school that received five failing marks in five years. If the school failed again, it could be taken over or shut down. Doug was charged with turning things around in a matter of weeks.