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5/1/2018: Football And Concussions; Lysistrata; Woman With Heart

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
Lee High's Cameron Wakefield puts his head down and plows ahead for a touchdown against Raines in 2006.

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida Times-Union reporter John Reid on his investigation into the connection between football and concussions and what is being done to prevent and treat them (01:16).

A rendition of the classic ancient Greek play Lysistrata is being performed later this month by A Classic Theatre in St. Augustine. We spoke to director Harolyn Sharpe (34:26).

This month’s Woman with Heart to benefit Volunteers in Medicine is Dany Atkinson, professional life coach and philanthropist. She was joined by Scott Redfield of Redfield’s Salon. They told us about an upcoming fundraising event for Volunteers in Medicine at his salon on May 11 in Five Points (46:00).     

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.