The sport of politics and protest

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When it comes to sports, fans and non-fans might see it as a nothing more than a form of entertainment, but in the hands of sports writer Dave Zirin it’s anything but. In his new book, "A People’s History of Sports in the United States," Zirin points out that it is often in the boxing ring, or on the court where the societal conflicts of the day are played out literally and figuratively. Zirin joins the Takeaway for a conversation on sports, politics and American history.Guest: Dave Zirin, sportswriter, columnist for The Nation, author of "A People’s History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play"