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Concussions In Contact Sports: A Solvable Problem

In this episode of Going Deep, our hosts go back to an issue they've spent much of their recent years discussing - concussions in contact sports.  They catch up with two engineers - Eric Nauman and Tom Talavadge - whom they first met while John was coaching at Purdue University.  They've talked with Eric and Tom before about their work on microconcussions, and they get the latest on what the pair have discovered in their research, and how it can be applied to sports like football.

(Music featured includes Bufflehead by Chad Crouch)  

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.