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Friday, January 15, 2010

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) is proposing stricter guidelines to prevent head injuries in football. Hear him make his case for how to best handle concussions in sports. Plus, the state of netroots on the left; the Americanization of mental health; the future of late night comedy; and high school science.


Bill Pascrell

Reconcilable Differences?

Roll Call staff writer David Drucker and David Leonhardt, "Economic Scene" columnist for the New York Times, analyze the latest in the negotiations to reconcile the House and Senate versions of health care reform.

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Conan, Leno and Late Night

Lisa de Moraes, Washington Post TV critic, talks about the dust up at NBC and how it will change the television landscape.

Play NBC Exec! If you were running the network, what one move would you make to solve the late-nite fiasco? Comment below!

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Football and Concussions

There's a growing concern over brain injuries in football. Bill Pascrell, US Congressman (D-NJ 8th) and chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, and Maurice Jones-Drew, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, discuss these worries and how the game might change as a result.

Have ...

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Mental Health, American Style

In his new book, Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche, author Ethan Watters writes that American culture is not only changing the way the world treats mental illness, but is actually altering the symptoms and prevalence of the diseases themselves. He talks about the recent spread ...

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Democratic Netroots

A report on the first year of Organizing for America was published yesterday, and details the successes and failures of Obama organizing online. Author of the report Ari Melber, correspondent for The Nation and contributing editor to techPresident, and William McNary, president of

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Science Project

High school seniors at Trinity School in Manhattan recently made a few scientific discoveries. Two of the students, Matthew Cost and Brenda Tan, talk about testing DNA and their findings, which included a unknown species of cockroach. They're joined by Jesse Ausubel, vice president for programs of the Alfred ...

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