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End of Year Tax Advice and Domestic Violence & Pro Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports. The meeting examined policies regarding domestic violence in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Committee members say the problem has come into focus since a video surfaced of pro-football player Ray Rice striking […]

Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports. The meeting examined policies regarding domestic violence in the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Committee members say the problem has come into focus since a video surfaced of pro-football player Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée (now wife) in a hotel elevator.

In light of the Senate hearing, we discuss whether violent behavior on the field also leads to violent behavior off the field. We talk with Houston-based psychologist Dr. Kristin Anderson, who specializes in sport psychology, among other areas, and is herself a former player for the Houston Energy in the Independent Women’s Football League.

Also this hour: Between now and the end of the calendar year, you may have some decisions to make regarding your taxes. From tax deductible charitable gifts to transactions with tax implications to financial transfers from one type of account to another. We offer you a chance to get your questions answered, as we talk with Houston-area CPA and BDO USA Partner Craig Shenkman.

And: Some diabetics can experience nerve problems in their legs and feet. That’s fairly well known. But a University of Houston study documents declines in dexterity and strength in diabetics’ hands and fingertips. We discuss type 2 diabetes and motor skills with Dr. Stacey Gorniak, researcher and Assistant Professor in the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance.

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