Giving a Voice to Professional Female AthletesEquity in sports: Learn more about a landmark collective bargaining agreement that provides WNBA players higher salaries, better conditions, and paid maternity leave — a deal advocates intend to become a model in other industries.
Terri Jackson, Executive Director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, shares what inspires her to lead the women athletes of the WNBA and her role in negotiating the historic agreement.
Effects of Concussions in Young AthletesConcussions are a common safety concern for school-age athletes, affecting tens of thousands of kids in the U.S. each year.
Chris Nowinski, CEO and Co-Founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, shares the telltale signs and symptoms of a concussion and an initiative that aims to increase awareness and reporting.
Breaking Barriers in Professional SportsAdvocates say the male-dominated sports industry has been slow to accept women, but increasingly, women are breaking barriers in professional sports.
Jennifer King, Assistant Coach of the Washington Football Team, shares how her passion for the game of football at a young age set her on a path toward breaking gender barriers of her own.
The Future of Assistive TechnologyPeople living with ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease — lose their ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe.
Blair Casey, Assistant Executive Director of Team Gleason, shares how former NFL player Steve Gleason serves as inspiration in the fight against ALS, and how assistive technology is improving life for those living with the illness and other neuromuscular diseases.
Pat Tillman: A Legacy of LeadershipIn the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, pro football player Pat Tillman left the NFL to serve in the U.S. Army. Although Tillman lost his life while on active duty in Afghanistan in 2004, his legacy lives on through a foundation that helps turn soldiers into scholars.
Jonathan Due, Director of Programs and Scholarships for the Pat Tillman Foundation, and Ashley Nicolas, a Pat Tillman Scholar, join Paul Lisnek for a discussion about helping soldiers and their spouses transition from combat to college campuses.
Chuck Aoki: U.S. Paralympic Silver Medalist, Wheelchair Rugby
Trevon Jenifer: U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist, Wheelchair BasketballU.S. Paralympian Trevon Jenifer was born without lower limbs due to a condition called congenital phocomelia. He began playing wheelchair basketball at age 4, setting himself on a path to the Paralympic Games and a gold medal in 2016. Jenifer reflects on his journey to compete in Tokyo as part of Team USA.
Mallory Weggemann: U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist, Swimming
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