Charles Hallman, a reporter for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, interviewed The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff for this account about President Obama and basketball. Read the full posting here.
The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff visited the studios of Philadelphia's WDAS Radio in late February to discuss with interviewer Loraine Ballard Morrill how Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign touched off a new political attitude among NBA players. Listen to the segment here.
During a public presentation at Temple University's Paley Library on Feb. 25, The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff made the case that basketball, and President Obama's deployment of the game, rescued health care reform when it looked to be dead. And he argued that, during the 2008 election, the game played a role in flipping to blue the two reddest states he won on the electoral map. Read more in this account from The Temple News.
In advance of his Philly appearance at Temple University's Paley Library, The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff spoke with WURD Radio's Stephanie Renee on her show The Mojo. Listen to the segment here.
Mart Smeets, the legendary Dutch broadcaster and former member of the Netherlands national basketball team, contributed this essay on Barack Obama and basketball to De Volksrant, the quality Dutch daily. Read his take on The Audacity of Hoop here.
The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff recently sat down with Stephane Bussard, the New York-based U.S. correspondent for Le Temps, the leading daily in French-speaking Switzerland. Read his dispatch (in French) here.
With an eye toward the NBA All-Star Weekend, The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff spent time in CBC Radio's Toronto studios with Shadrach Kabango, host of Q. Their conversation touched on Barack Obama's lifelong relationship with the game, and the generational meaning of basketball making its way to the White House. Listen to the segment here.
Organizers of the San Antonio Book Festival have chosen The Audacity of Hoop and author Alexander Wolff for their fourth annual staging of the event, which is set for Sat., April 2, on the grounds of the Central Library and Southwest School of Art on Navarro Street downtown. For more information about the day's activities, click here.
Connecticut Public Radio's Colin McEnroe devoted an episode to basketball and Barack Obama during the February 4 edition of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR Radio. Joining McEnroe and The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff were former Los Angeles Lakers forward Jamaal Wilkes and Brandon Sherrod, the Yale star who recently set an NCAA record for consecutive field goals made with 30. Listen to the entire segment here.