Concussion book coverUnsung heroes populating tiny worlds intrigue award-winning writer Jeanne Marie Laskas. Thus, the obscurity of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian medical examiner who discovered a brain disorder destroying professional football players' lives, inspired her to seek him out.

The result? "Game Brain," a 2009 magazine article that appeared in GQ; Concussion, a Penguin Random House book published in 2015; Concussion, the Golden-Globe nominated movie starring Will Smith; and the Bennet Omalu Foundation.

Laskas, who's authored six other books, directs the University of Pittsburgh's Writing Program and is founding director of The Center for Creativity. For a glimpse into an award-winning nonfiction writer's creative process, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Jean Marie Laskas.

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Sports Talk With Zeb & Paul

sportsSports fans- tune in to KRUU Sunday mornings at 11:00 for Sports Talk with Zeb and Paul. Get a great start to today's NFL action with a look at whose favored, whose the underdog and the days best match-ups.

Paul Strubell graciously said yes to my request to spend a few minutes in the studio this morning to share some details of one of the most extraordinary baseball seasons my beloved St. Louis Cardinals have ever had, including the greatest individual hitting performance in World Series history, by Albert Pujols, most certainly one of the greatest players in the history of the game. 

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