Reince Priebus And Anthony Scaramucci Out Of Trump Administration, Study Shows Brain Damage In Football Players

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The White House saw more staffing changes in recent days. We talk to a political reporter about the recent departures: Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff and Anthony Scarmucci as White House Communications Director. A new study looked at the brains of more than a hundred deceased NFL players and found that all but one exhibited signs of the degenerative disease C.T.E. We talk with a doctor about the findings and how repeated head trauma affects the brain.

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Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Molly Ball Guest
  • Dr. Hallie Zwibel Guest

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