Episode 3: Sports!

by This Land


The NBA Playoffs are underway, the NFL Draft begins tonight, baseball is in full swing, and This Land Radio brings you…Sports!

In this episode, we learn the rules of the game just enough to question them. Russell Cobb tells the story of Johnny Bright, the first African American to play football in Stillwater. Beau Adams stands on the banks of the biggest game in fishing. Holly Wall talks Thunder, Clara Nipper gets roughed up, and Natasha Ball marches, sweats, and smooches.

More in This Land:
Article: Confessions of a Designated Hitter by Russell Cobb
Fiction: The Reverse Hijack by Brian Frazier
Article: Bass Ackwards by Beau Adams
Video: Tommy Biffle
Article: Go Fast, Turn Left by Clara Nipper

“Take the A Train” by Duke Ellington
“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus
“Alabama” by John Coltrane
“I Want to be Evil” by Eartha Kitt
“Old Comrades” by United States Marine Band
“Don’t Stop Belevin’ [sic]” – The Ohio State University Marching Band and Dr. Jon R. Woods
“Power-Pole Down Song” by Rodney Clawson
“Sporting Life Blues” by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton

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