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Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Boston fans have long blamed The Red Sox failure to win the World Series on "the curse of the bambino", but sports journalist Howard Bryant traces it to their reluctance to sign contracts with Hall-of-Famers Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. He explores the history of racism in Boston baseball, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston. Plus Amir Mann and Dana Jancowicz-Mann discuss their documentary "Shanghai Ghetto," about German Jews who found refuge in the Japanese-occupied city of Shanghai during the Holocaust, and Pulitzer-prize winning author Michael Chabon shares his new children’s book, Summerland.

Howard Bryant

Boston fans have long blamed The Red Sox failure to win the World Series on "the curse of the bambino", but sports journalist Howard Bryant traces it to their reluctance to integrate the team and sign contracts with Hall-of-Famers Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. He explores the history of racism ...

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Amir Mann and Dana Jancowicz-Mann

Amir Mann and Dana Jancowicz-Mann discuss their documentary Shanghai Ghetto, about German Jews who found refuge in the Japanese-occupied city of Shanghai during the Holocaust.

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Michael Chabon

Pulitzer-prize winning author Michael Chabon shares his new children’s book, Summerland.

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