Eric Burin on Colin Kaepernick on Why? Radio

I’m pretty excited for the next couple months at The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. We have a few books in the pipeline that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Next week, Eric Burin will appear on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Why? Radio show that broadcasts on Prairie Public Radio and appears regularly as a podcast. The show will air on July 8 at 5 pm Central. Eric will talk about his next book, Protesting on Bended Knee: Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America, which will appear from the Digital Press this fall. You can check out a preview from the book here

(Eric will be a repeat offender with the Digital Press this fall. His first book, Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College is kind of a big deal.)

Protesting Cover

The book (and here I’m quoting from the little blurb): “eyes the modern crusade for racial equality through the prism of the demonstrations associated with Colin Kaepernick, a professional football player who in 2016 began kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to discrimination and injustice.” It brings together over 30 essays that consider Kaepernick’s protests and the underlying issues from a wide range of perspectives. 

Jack Russell Weinstein, the host of the Why? radio show asks: “The next episode of Why? Radio will ask whether NFL players have a right to kneel during the national anthem. We will discuss the morality of their actions and the political, moral, racial, and economic context that inspires their protests. Send us your questions for our guest Eric Burin, editor of the upcoming book Protesting on Bended Knee.” 
 
You can send your questions by 11 am, July 5 to: askwhy@und.edu

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