Concussions in the NFL; Kelly Carlin; Norman Rush's New Novel; Elizabeth Smart on Bring Kidnapped and Rescued

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

We’ll talk to the directors of the Frontline documentary about how the NFL has dealt with concussions over the years, and why ESPN is refusing to air it. Kelly Carlin talks about life with her father, the great comedian George Carlin. National Book Award winner Norman Rush discusses his long-awaited novel, Subtle Bodies. Elizabeth Smart explains how she survived being abducted and held captive for 9 months.

Concussions and the NFL

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru discuss their new Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” which chronicles the claims of thousands of former players who say the National Football League tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players.

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“A Carlin Home Companion”

Kelly Carlin remembers life with her father, the comedian George Carlin. Her one-woman show, “A Carlin Home Companion,” weaves her family stories with classic video footage of her father’s career and family memorabilia. She’s performing “A Carlin Home Companion” at the All For One Theater Festival at the Cherry Lane Theatre on October 11, 13, 17 and 19.

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Norman Rush's Novel Subtle Bodies

Norman Rush talks about his new novel, Subtle Bodies. It’s a sophisticated, often comical, romp through the particular joys and tribulations of marriage, and the dilemmas of friendship, as a group of college friends reunites in upstate New York 20-some years after graduation. 

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Elizabeth Smart: My Story

Elizabeth Smart discusses how she survived being abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom and forging a new life in the wake of a crime. In My Story, she tells of the constant fear she endured, her determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convince them to return to Utah, where she was rescued.

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how she survived being kidnapped at the age of 14 and held for 9 months by her captors. A harpist, she also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Kelly Carlin

Kelly Carlin was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her one-woman show, "A Carlin Home Companion," about life with her father, comedian George Carlin. She also told us that she's a fan of cycling. Find out what else she's a fan of!


Guest Picks: Norman Rush

Writer Norman Rush was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest novel, Subtle Bodies. He also told us what he's reading and watching recently. Find out what he's a fan of!


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