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Nuclear Talks in Overtime; The Great Football Coverup

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Talks over Iran’s nuclear program are in overtime–we look at what the sticking points are, and what a deal would mean for the region. Plus: young athletes with very lucrative careers are quitting this country’s most popular sport — we discuss football and brain damage, science and coverups, money and sports.

Guests in this program:

  • Mansour Farhang, Professor of International Relations at Bennington College; revolutionary Iran’s first United Nations envoy
  • Jamal Abdi, Policy Director at the National Iranian American Council
  • Steve Fainaru , investigative reporter for ESPN; author of League of Denial; The NFL, concussions, and the Battle for Truth

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  • John Doe

    If you are athletic, don’t play american football, hockey or box(as opposed to international football or soccer). Indeed head injuries is the most serious problem. However many more football player’s, including those who never went beyond the high school level have life long disabilities due to knee and other injuries. You will not be able to recreate even at an adequit level. it leads to becoming depressed and maybe taking a walk now and then and your bad knee or ankle will limit you walking distance which deprives you of that vital releasing of endorphines, the happy body chemicals. Sure you can blow out a knee, tear your achilles heel, etc in other sports, but today unlike back in the 1970’s orthopedic surgery and treatments can often heal that injury. Banging your head for a decade or so is a difficult at best to heal.