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I'm a 25-plus-year radio veteran with a passion for talk radio and democracy. I grew up in Tri-Cities and studied journalism at Whitworth University. I love sports, particularly the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR. I threw hammer and played college ball. I've been at Newstalk since 2005.
Kadlec Concussion Summit coming May 20th -Must for parents, coachies, medical professionals
Kadlec Concussion Summit coming May 20th -Must for parents, coachies, medical professionals (Townsquare media image)
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Hear Importance of Kadlec Concussion Summit Coming May 20th [AUDIO]

We had a chance this week to talk with Dr. Richard Jacobs, a former Richland High school alumni, who is one of the participants in the upcoming Concussion Summit being held in Richland by the Kadlec Neurological Resource Center. This important free event is for parents, coaches, medical professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about this growing issue.

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Important sports concussion event coming May 20th
Important sports concussion event coming May 20th (Townsquare media image)
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Important ‘Heads-Up’ Sports Concussion Event Coming to Tri-Cities May 20

Kadlec Regional Medical Center invites all parents of children, youth, or teens who play sports to attend this important event on how to prevent and properly deal with concussions in sports.

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Seattle area student dies in car surfing accident
Seattle area student dies in car surfing accident (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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High School Student Dies from ‘Car Surfing’ Incident

You've probably seen videos of people standing on top of cars, trucks or other vehicles on such shows as TruTV's World's Dumbest, or World's Most Shocking Videos. But the threats and dangers are all too real, including a Seattle-area high school student who died this week.

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Benjamin Crump to represent Zambrano-Montes family
Benjamin Crump to represent Zambrano-Montes family (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)
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Attorney for Michael Brown and Treyvon Martin Families Hired for Pasco Shooting

Attorney George Herrmann of Tacoma had just taken over for George Paul Trejo Jr. of Yakima when he, too was sent packing. The widow and family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes (shot by Pasco police Feb. 10) has now hired Benjamin Crump, the same attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Treyvon Martin in Florida.

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Leader questions credibility of local investigation
Leader questions credibility of local investigation (Townsquare media image)
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Pasco Community Leader Questions Credibility of Zambrano-Montes Shooting Investigation

A Pasco Hispanic community leader is asking for a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes saying the investigation by the Special Investigations Unit will have "no credibility whatsoever."

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