Reclaiming the fun in youth sports, Gun violence prevention

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With more money and competitiveness pouring into youth sports, are we losing sight of the point for kids? Our guest shares why she thinks that’s the case and how we can reclaim the fun of the game. We also talk with a public health expert about how using epidemiology can help predict and prevent gun violence.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Linda Flanagan Guest
  • Katelyn Jetelina Guest

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