Detroit’s Everett Fitzhugh, the first Black NHL team broadcaster with the expansion Seattle Kraken, is the guest on this week’s “OctoPulse” podcast.
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Here are some of the highlights from an interview with Fitzhugh on episode 33 of the OctoPulse podcast:
►2:30: Adopted and raised by his single mom
►5:10: Lessons learned from his mom
►8:30: Watching the Red Wings in the 1990s
►12:00: Black role models in media
►16:10: Hired by the expansion Kraken
►20:00: Diversity in the workplace
►24:00: Negative comments in The Seattle Times
►29:15: Ernie Harwell’s influence
►33:15: Dream come true at age 31
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