GUEST: Dr. Nicole LaVoi Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of MInnesota
Doors at 5:30pm, Show at 6:00pm
The Women’s World Cup is well underway and we are turning our attention to women in sports. Since the passage of Title IX, more women and girls have taken up sports of all kinds. But paradoxically, there are actually FEWER female coaches at the at the college level than before Title IX.
Dr. Nicole LaVoi from the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has dug into this complex issue, and compiles an annual report card on Women in College Coaching. She also studies how female athletes are portrayed in the media compared to their male counterparts.
We’ll dig into all of it with Dr. LaVoi on a special sporting edition of T2P2.
Cast: Tane Danger, Theo Langason, Carmen O’Halloran, Heather Meyer, Brandon Boat
What is the show?
Described “As if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL,” The Theater of Public Policy has garnered national media attention and fans for its unique blend of serious issues and improv comedy.
Shows open with a lively conversation with a newsmaker or policy wonk.
That conversation inspires a team of Minnesota’s most sharpest improvisers, who create entirely spontaneous sketches based on the interview.
The expert guest(s) then answers questions from the audience.
The show wraps with one last round of improv from the cast.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE.