Organizational integrity in sports, Postcards as cultural artifacts

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Maggie Nichols, who survived sexual abuse by Larry Nassar
Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols answers questions during an interview in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Nichols is Athlete A, the first person to tell USA Gymnastics that sports doctor Larry Nassar was sexually abusing her. Nichols wants to let it be known that though the culture of sport at its highest levels hurt her, gymnastics also has helped her heal. Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo

A sports business professor updates us on the Larry Nassar settlement and how sports organizations can prevent abuse and cover-ups. Then, a historian and writer takes us through the history and cultural significance of postcards.

Featured in this Show

  • Reforming — or rebuilding — sports organizations to prevent harassment and cover-ups

    We discuss the recent settlement reached for victims of former team doctor Larry Nassar, and how large sports organizations can improve or be developed to prevent crimes and cover-ups from happening in the first place.

  • A history of postcards and their place in today's communication

    We may think of postcards as a pleasantry you send your family when you’re on vacation, but our guest sees them as much more. She describes them as artifacts at the intersection of history, science, technology, art and culture. We look at how they got started and the role they play today.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • B. David Ridpath Guest
  • Lydia Pyne Guest

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