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Thiel: More change needed in use of derogatory Native American references in sports

Mike Roemer
The Associated Press
People protest the name of the Washington D.C.'s NFL team outside Lambeau Field before a game between Green Bay and Washington Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. The D.C. team has announced it will change its controversial name.

Now that Washington, D.C.'s NFL team has announced that it's going to change its controversial name, we are taking a closer look at the use of Native American references in sports. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel shared his thoughts with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.  

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Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."