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Topical Currents

Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters In Latin America and South Florida

06-/11/14 - The FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off Thursday in Sao Paulo Brazil.  Please join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents when our resident soccer enthusiast, Andy Wagner speaks about the British origins of the sport in the late 1800’s and its spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin America.  He visits with Joshua Nadel, who has written, FUTBOL: WHY SOCCER MATTERS IN LATIN AMERICA. In the second half of the program, international journalist Keyvan Antonio Heydari joins us live from the World Cup tournament in Brazil. That’sTopical Currents with guest host Andy Wagner Wednesday at 1 1pm.

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A native of Bristol, in the South West of England, Andy has lived and worked in Germany, Spain, Cyprus and Russia, as well as spending 10 years with the BBC World Service Radio in London.
WLRN Radio's Joseph Cooper says producing and hosting Topical Currents is the most rewarding experience of his long radio career, which began at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the 1970s.