Youth sports industry, Rethinking education with art

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A group of youth hockey players kneel on the ice as a coach speaks to them.
Nora Martin and her teammates listen to a coach during practice Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Youth sports have grown into a $19 billion industry. We look at what fueled the growth and how it’s impacting kids’ experience. We also talk with an educator about how she says the arts can help shape school curriculum as a whole.

Featured in this Show

  • How kids' sports became a $19B industry

    The youth sports industry is estimated to be worth $19 billion, more than the value of the NFL. We talk to the author of a new book looking at the rise of the kids’ sports industry, and how it’s impacting children and families alike.

  • Utilizing art to rethink school curriculum

    Art education is seen as an important element of schooling, but how can art transform the way we learn? An educator and artist joins us to talk about her research on how art impacts education.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Linda Flanagan Guest
  • Erica Halverson Guest

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