Concussions in Youth Sports
Pioneering forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu’s new book, Brain Damage in Contact Sports, offers clear advice to parents who are wondering whether to allow their children to play full contact sports like football or lacrosse. Dr. Omalu pioneered understanding of degenerative brain disease in athletes who sustain multiple head injuries, and his fight to push the NFL to admit to the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries among former football players was chronicled in the movie Concussion.

San Francisco Criminal Justice Fees
San Francisco may become the first city in the nation to eliminate the hefty fees that follow someone even after they’ve served their jail sentence. On Tuesday, Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced legislation to roll back those fees, saying, “The fees create barriers to re-entry just when people are working to turn their lives around.” We hear from San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on why he supports this bill, his fight to reform the cash bail system in California and his endorsement of the four public defenders challenging Republican-appointed judges in the June election.

Nextdoor Co-founder Prakash Janakiraman
Online platform Nextdoor allows neighbors to create private networks to share resources and swap information about their communities. Nextdoor co-founder Prakash Janakiraman talks about how he founded the company.

Advertising Hall of Fame
Meet the woman behind “Strong Enough For a Man, But Made For a Woman.” Carol Williams is the creative force behind memorable ads for Secret deodorant, Pillsbury and the U.S. Army, to name a few. Last year she was the first African-American woman to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. We talk with her about how she has changed the way products are marketed to diverse audiences.

Concussions in Youth Sports, SF Criminal Justice Fees, Prakash Janakiraman, Advertising Hall of Fame 9 February,2018KQED News Staff

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