Kevin Pearce: Learning To Love Your Brain

Feb 8, 2016

Vermont's Kevin Pearce was one of the bright young stars of professional snowboarding when tragedy struck. During half-pipe training in Park City, Utah, Kevin hit the ground head first while attempting a cab double cork.

The accident left Pearce with a Traumatic Brain Injury and ended his competitive snowboarding career. His story is the subject of the documentary, "The Crash Reel."

We talk with Kevin Pearce and his brother Adam Pearce about the injury, the effect it has had on his family and the work they now do with LoveYourBrain about brain injury recovery, prevention and brain health.

Also on the program, in our latest edition of Dorothy's List, we hear from 4th graders at Richmond Elementary about Cece Bell's graphic memoir "El Deafo."

Broadcast live on Mon., Feb. 8, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.