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Bill James, Beyond Baseball (aired 7/28/2005)
In the last few years, the success of teams like the LA
Dodgers, the Oakland Aís, and of course the miraculous
Boston Red Sox has been credited to a new scientific
way of looking at baseball. Itís called Sabermetrics, and
it is changing the way we look at baseball and
professional sports. How does it work? And are
there wider implications beyond the world of sports?
Is Racial Profiling Real? (aired 7/19/2001)
From California to Cincinnati to New Jersey, police departments are being
confronted with the incendiary charge of racial profiling. But just what is
racial profiling? How widespread is it? And does the crusade to abolish it
threaten to undermine law enforcement? Think Tank panelist Heather Mac
Donald challenges conventional wisdom. In a recent article in the City
Journal titled, "The Myth of Racial Profiling," she writes: "The
anti-íracial profilingí juggernaut must be stopped before it obliterates the
crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in inner cities." Is racial profiling real?
Women in Sports (aired 7/15/1999)
America's victory in the Women's World Cup has renewed debate on Title IX, the 1972 law banning sexual discrimination in federally financed education programs. How much of an impact has Title IX had on athletics programs and women's sports?
Professional Sports (aired 5/15/1999)
American cities are spending billions of dollars to lure or keep their professional sports teams, and many people are beginning to ask, is it worth it?
Integration on Americaís Campuses (aired 10/1/1998)
Two competing trends are occurring in America. Colleges are becoming more diverse. And yet, black colleges are gaining in popularity, affirmative action is in retreat in states like California, and self-segregation within campus life seems more prevalent.
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