Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Yikes. Cheerleading and other sports girls compete in - such as soccer and lacrosse - see high incidences of concussions and brain injuries.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Currently, a class-action suit by more than 4,000 former NFL players against the NFL is in the process of being settled. The issue? The players claim the league covered up a link between football and brain damage. Last year, Bob spoke with Mark Waller - the NFL’s Chief Marketing Officer - about public service announcements the league was running last year about head injuries.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights. The latest technology for protecting football players is a device called Checklight, which measures and displays the force of head impacts players experience when they make a tackle or take a hit.
Concussions in the NFL; Kelly Carlin; Norman Rush's New Novel; Elizabeth Smart on Bring Kidnapped and Rescued
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.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Steve Fainaru, senior writer for ESPN has been covering the NFL's battle over concussions extensively. He’s the co-author of the forthcoming book “League of Denial.” He breaks down the implications of the leagues $765 million settlement with players.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The N.F.L. has agreed to a $765 million settlement with 4,500 retired players in a concussion-related lawsuit. It's a symbolic victory for a lot of players and their families who have been personally affected by the consequences of head trauma. Lisa McHale is the widow of Tom McHale, an offensive guard in the N.F.L. from 1987 to 1995 who was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and passed away in 2008.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The National Football League is at the center of a legal case being brought by 4,000 former football players and their wives. The claim? That the N.F.L. covered up life-altering brain injuries. Paul Barrett is covering the case, and the attorney who's arguing it, for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery and director of the Service of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and the co-author of Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe ,discusses efforts being made to protect children from sports-related head injuries.
Friday, December 07, 2012
In the past two years, seven former NFL players have killed themselves, and in each case, many argued that depression and dementia brought on by job-related concussions were to blame. The pressure is on the NFL to better protect its players, and the league is defending itself by running public service announcements during games. Bob talks to NFL Chief Marketing Officer Mark Waller about the campaign.
Acid Pauli - Mst
Monday, October 15, 2012
Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery and director of the Service of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and the co-author of Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe.
Friday, September 21, 2012
For this week’s Please Explain, director Steve James talks about his new film “Head Games,” a revealing documentary about the concussions in American sports, along with former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, author of the book Head Games. It covers eye-opening evidence and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts and gives first-hand accounts from the athletes, coaches, and parents.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
John Branch, New York Times sports reporter and author of the three-part series “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer,” about Derek Boogaard, a professional hockey player; Alan Schwarz, New York Times education reporter and formerly a sports reporter whose coverage of concussions in sports was nominated for a Pulitzer prize; and Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine, discussing the link between contact sports, concussions, and degenerative brain conditions.