Going Public

Chris Nowinski is co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute.
Sports Legacy Institute

Chris Nowinski’s background is a little different than most professional wrestlers. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in sociology. He fought under the moniker “Chris Harvard” in the WWE in the early 2000’s, but repeated concussions forced him into retirement.

This experience led Nowinski to write the book Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis. He then co-founded Sports Legacy Institute in 2007 with the same doctor who treated his post-concussion syndrome. Together, they research the impacts that repeated head injuries have on athletes’ brains.

Amish Farmers Take The Progressive Road

Oct 12, 2012
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Clay Masters / Harvest Public Media

This year’s drought has damaged crops, but it hasn’t hurt the price of farmland. In Iowa, prices are up almost 8 percent just since March. That’s forcing a lot of small farmers to make some tough decisions, including Amish farmers in that state who are breaking tradition so they can afford to stay on the land.

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