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Changing Attitudes About Football and East Texas Church Arson: Monday’s Show (April 6, 2015)

Last month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland abruptly announced his retirement from the NFL after just one season. He wasn’t injured. He was, however, concerned about the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma. With all that we know – and all that we don’t know – about the physical and emotional toll exacted on […]

Last month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland abruptly announced his retirement from the NFL after just one season. He wasn’t injured. He was, however, concerned about the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma.

With all that we know – and all that we don’t know – about the physical and emotional toll exacted on players from repetitive brain trauma, is it possible we’re seeing the early stages of the end of football as we know it?

On this edition of Houston Matters – are attitudes about the game that dominates Texas – and much of the country – changing slowly, the same way our attitudes changed over the years about smoking or eating fast food?

Have you changed your mind about letting your child play football? Tell us why at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or Tweet @HoustonMatters.

Also this hour: how a plastic patio chair and a couple bicycle wheels are changing the lives of the disabled in developing countries. We learn about Free Wheelchair Mission.

Plus: a documentary tells the story of a rash of church arsons in East Texas ten years ago.

And we check in on the week in Houston sports with MK Bower.

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