Gay in the NBA

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

John Amaechi has just become the first former pro basketball player to announce publicly that he's gay. You've been hearing the backlash in the news. Now hear him explain why he waited until he retired to write Man in the Middle. Also, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and facing America's history of lynching.

Speaker in the (WNYC) House

Christine Quinn, speaker, New York City Council, talks about her State of the City address, middle school reform, and tax credits for renters.


Basketball's Closet

John Amaechi, former NBA player and author, Man in the Middle (ESPN Books, 2007), talks about being gay in the NBA and the reaction to his book--and why he once turned down a $17 million contract in favor of a $600,000 one.

Man in ...


Restoring Justice

In her new book, The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century (Beacon Press, 2007) civil rights lawyer and law professor Sherrilyn Ifill, asks if the U.S. should look to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process to address the history of lynching.

The Courthouse ...


Blue Skies

Alexandra Marks, correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor, talks about JetBlue and their proposed Passenger Bill of Rights


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