Tackle Football! Turn It Off! Hear Steve Almond, Author of Against Football, an Ex-Fan Who Confronts the NFL and Us All!

October 8, 2015
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

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Whether you love, hate or are neutral about football, listen to this show. The game affects us all. Parents, fans, advertisers, owners, tax payers, kids, every one of us is touched by football – a multi-billion dollar industry based on ego, greed, disregard for the welfare of players and our society’s taste for violence. Recent studies of the brains of dead NFL, college and high school players show 96% of NFL players and 79% of all players exhibit CTE, a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. And not just from concussions, but from sub-concussions that happen frequently in practice and play. Steve Almond is a man standing up to the NFL and to us. Author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, Steve is a 40-year fan who is telling the story and turning off football because of the culture of violence, racism, greed and misogyny that football feeds and lives off. Steve gives us the facts. But we have the power to act. Tackle Football. Turn It Off! And pass the word.

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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.

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