Sports fans and friends, Youth literacy

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Bucks fans cheer in a crowd.
Bucks fans celebrate after the team wins the NBA Finals in six games against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Literacy problems can be solved from an early age. That’s according to our guest, who explains the ways we can kickstart reading education at home. We also look at how sports brings people together and can create long-term friendships.

Featured in this Show

  • How sports fandom brings people together

    Being a fan of sports teams is not only fun, but it can actually be good for us too. We talk to a co-author of a new book looking at the individual and interpersonal benefits of sports fandom.

  • How America's literacy problems start at an early age

    About one in six American adults has low literacy. The U.S. doesn’t rank high globally on literacy. Our guest explains why the roots of this crisis are in infancy and early childhood, and what to do about it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • David Sikorjak Guest
  • Maya Smart Guest
  • Rob Ferrett Interviewer

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