Toxic culture in youth sports

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A Brookline Youth Hockey League game. (Courtesy Anne Trinque)
A Brookline Youth Hockey League game. (Courtesy Anne Trinque)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for November 10. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The Curley K-8 school in Jamaica Plain has become the first Boston Public school to close due to COVID this year. We get the latest from WBUR's Gabrielle Emanuel.
  • A disturbing story involving the Danvers High School hockey team has once again raised questions about whether our youth sports programs are breeding toxic cultures, and what we can do about it. We discuss the larger systemic issues and take listener calls with Dan Lebowitz, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, and Danika Manso-Brown, Director of Education with the Anti-Defamation League of New England.
  • Shelter Music Boston is a local non-profit that helps bring comfort, peace, and joy to some of the city's unhoused population through the power of classical music. While the pandemic has presented the organization with some additional challenges, they have found a way to keep the music playing. We talk with Adrian Anantawan and Carrie Elridge-Dickson, the Artistic Director and the Managing Director, respectively, of Shelter Music Boston.

This program aired on November 10, 2021.


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