The podcast City Hardwood has been chronicling the year at New York City’s Abraham Lincoln High School, an incubator of basketball talent. Ethan Telfair, a junior point guard, lets us eavesdrop on what he and his team have seen this season.
There was talk in 2010 that the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron Ohio, might end its 75 year tradition of hosting the national event. The organizers were in debt. The bank called a loan. Now a group of Akron’s business leaders are putting together new funding to keep next month’s event alive
As Barack Obama becomes the first African American President of the United States, Dick Gordon talks to another black leader who was a first - on the football field.Also in this episode, a post-election cleanup.
Mack Cleveland was recruited by college basketball powerhouses like Arizona and Michigan State. But he couldn't get along with his coaches and was benched for much of his senior season. He played college ball, but lost his chance to play for the NBA. Mack has found his calling now in working with kids who have the same issues he had. One of the young prospects Mack has helped is Ivan Johnson. Also in this epsiode: photographer Art Shay.
Monica Downer is a rower. She thought she was headed to the Olympics at Beijing. But just as she would get close to reaching her goal, her body seemed to give out on her. After years of misdiagnoses, she was finally informed that she had Lyme disease
Sometimes a fishing story is about more than just the fish. Rick Jackson is a prize winning fisherman. He takes his dad out fishing every year on his dad's birthday. One day when the two were out fishing, they caught bigger and better bass than either one of them had ever seen. Rick's a serious fisherman and he couldn't make sense of it, until he realized they were fishing on the anniversary of his younger brother's accidental death.
Jim Trelease wanted to be a sportscaster, but on March 2, 1962, he did not even intend to record a basketball game that made history. Fifty years after the game, we hear parts of the recording and Dick talks to Trelease.