Like It Is: Christine Brennan (USA Today) - Saudi, Pay Equality, Transgender Athletes & More
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Christine Brennan is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for CNN, ABC News, PBS NewsHour and NPR, a best-selling author and a nationally-known speaker. Named one of the country’s top 10 sports columnists three times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered the last 18 Olympic Games, summer and winter.

They discuss:

:45 - Her proudest achievements as a sports journalist over the years

3:17 - Saudi Arabia: The sportswashing debate; Greg Norman's horrendous comments & potential players accepting blood money

7:44 - China: What about its horrible human rights record & how are leagues/organizations/journalists responding

11:10 - Women's Tennis Association: Leading the way by pulling out of China over Peng Shuai & the clear message that sent.

13:02 - More on Saudi: The Ladies European Tour (LET) is playing in Saudi Arabia and has six total Saudi sponsored events on the schedule. The LPGA has controlling interest in the LET. What does this mean for women's golf

19:37 - How different would the LPGA & WTA be if Billie Jean King had been a golfer & Nancy Lopez had been a tennis player

33:11 - Pay Equality: women's soccer, golf, ice skating, etc... and why is paying the men & women so important

42:57 - Brittney Griner: Is the story of her being held as a prisoner in Russia for 100+ days now getting enough attention

48:52 - Transgender Athletes: Where does she stand on the discussion and how does she see it playing out

56:37 - Learn More: Continue this discussion with Christine or reach out if you're an aspiring journalists and have questions @

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