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The risk of concussions is not confined to men and boys who play football. One of the most common concussion-producing sports is women’s soccer. And organized contact sports aren’t the only activities that lead to brain injuries that can be disabling: consider what happens to skate-boarders and snow-boarders. We’ll hear about a local school that’s testing every student, athlete or not, to establish a baseline that parents, teachers and doctors can use for comparison when an injury is sustained.

Also, the modernization of LAX: will passengers be any happier when it’s over? Will subcontractors get paid?

Banner Image: Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler (#6-white) is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase (#48-blue) in a game Navy would win, 29-26, on September 25, 2004; Credit: Damon J. Moritz

Advice for Athletes and Others: Watch Your Head! 17 MIN, 42 SEC

Loyola High School, an all-boys Catholic campus in downtown LA, is doing something unprecedented in high-school education: testing not just the athletes who play contact sports, but every student, in case there’s need to determine if they have suffered a brain concussion. Some 500 students have completed a 45-minute exam.

Guests:
Tim Moscicki, Loyola High School (@tmmlhs)
Meeryo Choe, UCLA Brain Sport Program
Anna Cassell, Northwestern University student

Will New Concourse Make LAX Easier to Navigate? 5 MIN, 28 SEC

At LAX, the Tom Bradley International Terminal is already being expanded. This week, Airport Commissioners approved plans for a new concourse to make way for wide-bodied aircraft, including the Airbus A380. Dan Weikel covers transportation for the LA Times.

Guests:
Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times (@LADeadline16)

CREDITS

Producers:
Claire Martin
Jenny Hamel

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