Guests: Dave Zirin, David Goldblatt and Peter Hotez
With Brazil’s government and economy in collapse and health concerns about polluted water and the spread of Zika, there are a lot of outstanding questions about the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll discuss preparations for the Games and whether hosting is worth it in the modern era with DAVE ZIRIN, sports editor at The Nation. For a historical look, we’ll also be joined by DAVID GOLDBLATT, author of the forthcoming book The Games: A Global History of the Olympics, a definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games. Then we’ll check in with PETER HOTEZ about the latest on the Zika virus and how the Olympics might play a role in its spread.