Workers Compensation For Athletes; Heart Disease and Women’s Health; Natural Hair Bias

February 23, 2017
The Chicago Bears play the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The Chicago Bears play the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Chicago Bears and the NFL Players Association are at odds over a worker compensation benefit bill.

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On the 21st: Why is the NFL paying attention to laws in Springfield? We talked about why a proposal in the Statehouse has attracted the attention of the NFL Players Association, and heard from an Illinois lawmaker and the head of the Illinois Manufacturers Association about what they would like to see happen with worker’s comp laws. And, heart disease is the leading cause of death among most American women. But are women paying attention? Plus, we talked about the issue of “hair bias” when it comes to natural hair worn by black women.