FROM Meeryo Choe
Advice for Athletes and Others: Watch Your Head! 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.
Concussions and Youth Sports 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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.