September 12, 2014

Analyzing Domestic Violence In Light of Ray Rice

September 10, 2014 - Segment 2 - We examine the issue of domestic violence, in the wake of the events surrounding the video released of Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer and Rice's subsequent indefinite suspension from the team. We will talk about the NFL response, Keith Olbermann's call for Ravens leadership to resign, Janay Palmer Rice's statement, and other pieces of this complex story.
June 23, 2014

The Washington NFL Team Loses Its Trademark

June 23, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the ongoing controversy over the name of the Washington NFL team, in light of last week's cancellation of the team's trademark registration by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In a 99-page decision, the Board said the team's name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans.
May 14, 2014

Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Player

May 14, 2014 - Segment 4 - We look at the career and life of Michael Sam, who last weekend became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The airwaves have been buzzing with controversy over his reaction to the news: a televised kiss between him and his boyfriend.
December 5, 2013

Change the Washington NFL Team Mascot — And Stop Using The Word

December 5, 2013 - Segment 3 - We return to our discussion on the controversial mascot of the Washington, DC, NFL team, as the Oneida Nation - a 900-member tribe in central New York - is pressuring the NFL and the team's owner to change the name.
May 31, 2013

Weekly News Round-up: George Zimmerman, Washington Football Name, & Att. Gen. Eric Holder

May 31, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's time for our weekly news round-up on the latest headlines including the controversy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Washington Redskins name, US Attorney General Eric Holder.