Our Fort Lauderdale uplink studio welcomed former WWE star and author Chris Nowinski to our studio set for an MSNBC liveshot this past weekend. Chris Nowinski was joined by former Chicago Bears quarterback, Jim McMahon, discussing the dangers of head injuries in contact sports. In 2006, Nowinski authored the book, Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis, which has brought major media attention to this issue. Chris’ wrestling career would end after competing in the WWE for only a couple of years, after suffering a full year of “post concussion symptoms.”
In 2007, Nowinski helped found the Sports Legacy Institute with the goal of helping to solve this “concussion crisis” in sports. He is considered an expert in the field of concussion related research and awareness.
Our South Florida remote uplink studio in Fort Lauderdale welcomed Dr. Eric Schnipper, owner and partner of NRAD Medical Associates to our studio set on New Year’s Eve Night. Dr. Schnipper along with former New York Lieutenant Governor and Health Policy Expert Betsy McCaughey were guests of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report discussing ObamaCare becoming law at the turn of the New Year.
Our Fort Lauderdale uplink tv studio had the pleasure of welcoming 12 year old Peyton Robertson to our studio set for an MSNBC liveshot. Peyton invented a sandless sandbag that protects homes, businesses against floods. He won the grand prize of $25,000 and the title “Top Young Scientist” Prize from the Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Peyton explains how the bag was designed and how it works to protect homes in the event of a major storm or flood. The bag is filled with a mixture of salt and an expandable polymer instead of the traditional sand used in “sandbags.” The “sandless sandbag” acts a barrier once in place and the polymer absorbs the water, then swells and fills the volume of the bag. Another nice plus to the sandless sandbag is that it is lightweight (not being filled with sand) and can be easily transported.