In a yet another wild week of news, the Metro SV411 Podcast takes a deep dive into … sports? Sports!
This week’s issue focuses on the next generation of star professional athletes in the South Bay. Stories include features on sparkplug San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl, former rivals turned San Jose Earthquakes teammates Nick Lima and Jackson Yueill, and up-and-coming Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw. We also run down some of the best sports bars in the area.
Sticking to sports, in the wake of the NFL protests against comments made by President Donald Trump, we decided to sit down with Ken Noel, a co-founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights at the 1968 summer Olympics. Many will remember those games for the raised fist of U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos—who, along with Noel, are San Jose State alumni—after the pair won medals in the 100-meter dash. Noel talks about how the similarities in what happened almost 49 years ago and today.
To round it all up, we take a look at local events: Salsa Fest in Redwood City, DJ Slushii at City National Civic, Oktoberfest in Mountain View and the Legacy of Bhangra at Hammer Theatre Center.