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Amy Bass: Baseball Takes A Stand

Apr 9, 2021

So, here’s the thing:  in America, you can’t cancel baseball. 

We talk sports today with Amy Bass and Howard Herman! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Amy Bass: The Dream Is Real

Mar 11, 2021

“I’m not a role model,” NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley declared in 1993.  “Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

Amy Bass: Team Loyalty Is A Tough Sell

Feb 18, 2021

I grew up loving the Boston Red Sox and if you didn’t, I ask that you hang on a moment, because I promise I am talking to you, too.  Fandom is something fierce that lives inside many of us in different ways, creating shared emotions, if not shared love, for a team.

Amy Bass: Olympic Games At A Crossroads

Jan 28, 2021

The Games, people often say, must go on – a rather cliched phrase muttered when we want to keep doing something in a moment when it feels and looks like we shouldn’t. 

I love lists.  I create to do lists endlessly, sometimes adding things I’ve already done just so I can cross something off before I start. 

Dr. Amy Bass
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The 2020 election was historic on a number of fronts. Voting patterns changed in some states and on many levels. Dr. Amy Bass, professor of Sports Studies at Manhattanville College in Westchester County, says there’s a new voting bloc — athletes. She spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Dr. Amy Bass
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The COVID-19 pandemic left the country without its sports teams. Fans have been watching highlights from past seasons on their couches instead of games from the stands. Dr. Amy Bass is a sports studies professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She tells WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne that certain areas of sports will take bigger hits than others.

#1435: "One Goal"

Mar 22, 2018

After years of economic decline and racial tension, a city in Maine that has become a popular landing spot for Somali refugees came together a couple of years ago over a very special soccer team…and a very special game.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear author Amy Bass's story of how one team, one coach and one goal united this New England community.