Archive for the ‘Radio/Day 6’ Category

40 years after winning the right to report from men’s locker rooms, Melissa Ludtke still sees work to be done

Friday, September 28th, 2018
Melissa Ludtke

On Sept. 25, 1978, baseball reporter Melissa Ludtke won her discrimination lawsuit against the MLB commissioner, allowing women to report from men's locker rooms. There are more women sports reporters now, but she says the fight's not over.

‘He is absolutely freaking horrifying’: Meet Gritty, the mascot Philadelphia didn’t know it needed

Friday, September 28th, 2018
Flyers Preview Hockey

The Philadelphia Flyers new mascot will haunt your dreams, but these two radio hosts say Flyers fans will love him anyway ... or maybe because of that.

The mysterious link between the Stanley Cup finals and Canada’s stock market

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Stanley Cup affects stocks

Brock University finance professor Ernest Biktimirov has come up with a Stanley Cup stock market predictor. He says it has an 80 per cent accuracy rate, but you still shouldn't bet on it.

Ultimate hockey dad Karl Subban is cheering on two sons on two teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Friday, May 4th, 2018
 Karl Subban and sons

P.K. Subban and his brother Malcolm are both through to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Their father Karl is thrilled and a little torn.

March Madness generates more than $1 billion. Should the players get a cut?

Saturday, March 31st, 2018
NCAA Penn State vs Mississippi

With an FBI investigation alleging bribes and corruption, the Washington Post's Sally Jenkins says it's time for the NCAA to change.

Why demolishing its Olympic stadium might be South Korea’s best move

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Officials in South Korea plan to destroy their $136 million Olympic stadium after using it just four times. Economist Victor Matheson says it's probably their best option.

Figure skating breaks the ice between North and South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics

Friday, January 19th, 2018
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South Korean Olympic figure skater Alex Kam tells us about the unexpected friendship that arose when he trained with a pair of North Korean Olympic skaters in Montreal.

NFL’s safest helmet ever may not be enough to stop concussions

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Patriots Brady Concussions Football

The new NFL season kicks off in earnest this weekend and some players will be wearing the safest helmet the league has ever approved. But a concussion specialist says even that might not prevent players from sustaining head injuries.

Why Jimmy Connors’ run at the 1991 U.S. Open is one of the greatest of all time

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Jimmy Connors 1991 U.S. Open

The US Open kicked off this week and Friday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the tournament's best matches: when Jimmy Connors, fresh off wrist surgery, beat top-10 opponent Aaron Krickstein in a 5th set tiebreak. Tennis historian Joel Drucker tells the tale of a match that's still revered today.

Why some Paralympic athletes are self-harming to get an edge

Friday, August 26th, 2016
BRITAIN PARALYMPIC WORLD CUP

It's official: Russian athletes have been banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games over allegations of steroid use. But some Paralympians are experimenting with another kind of performance enhancement. It's called "boosting," and it's dangerous. Quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky tells Brent about the dangerous tactic and why he still boosts in spite of the risks.