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Two hundred sports officials, medical experts, parent activists, and young athletes gathered at the White House today to talk about concussions in youth sports. We hear from a youth athletic trainer and a pediatric neurologist about the issue. We also talk to the director of food services for the LAUSD about a national fight over school food standards. We also discuss ways to talk to boys and men about the way they treat women. And we get a preview of tonight’s national spelling bee.

Banner Image: 2012 Anne Arundel Youth Football semifinals; Credit: Ft. George G. Meade Public Affairs Office

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Concussions and Youth Sports 17 MIN, 1 SEC

Two hundred sports officials, medical experts, parent activists, and young athletes gathered at the White House today to talk about concussions in youth sports. The issue has taken on a sense of urgency since more information has come out about traumatic brain injuries in NFL football players, as well as college level players.

Guests:
Sean Gregory, Time magazine (@seanmgregory)
Tim Moscicki, Loyola High School (@tmmlhs)
Meeryo Choe, UCLA Brain Sport Program

School Food Fight 7 MIN, 32 SEC

The House Appropriations Committee granted a stay of execution for white bread and fruit-free school lunches today. New rules from 2010 have been rolling out over the past few years. They require whole grains and a fruit or vegetable with each school lunch. But the House committee approved a bill that would include one-year waivers for schools that operate at a loss.

Guests:
David Binkle, Los Angeles Unified School District (@dbinkle)

Talking to Boys About Violence Against Women 13 MIN, 43 SEC

After high-profile incidents of violence against women, the discussion usually revolves around how to talk to our daughters about protecting themselves from dangerous men. But why aren’t we talking to our sons about the way they should treat women?

Guests:
Jackson Katz, author and filmmaker (@jacksontkatz)

Spelling Bee Preview 7 MIN, 24 SEC

Tonight, a group of twelve kids will stand in front of a live national audience to try and earn the Scripps Spelling Bee crown. The action starts live on ESPN at 5pm PT, and our guest is here to tell us what we should keep our eyes on during the broadcast.

Guests:
Alex Abad-Santos, Vox (@alex_abads)

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