We are excited to tell you about a special program we’ve put together for Healthstyles tomorrow, Thursday, October 9th, from 1:00 to 3:00 on WBAI, 99.5 FM in NYC (wbai.org). It’s part of the station’s fundraising marathon, and we hope you’ll tune in and make a donation during our time slot by calling 212-209-2950.
We lead off with a discussion about the Affordable Care Act–what’s working, what’s not, and what can help to improve health care in the state and nation. NY State Assemblyman and Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Richard Gottfried, joins us for that discussion and talks about a bill he has sponsored to adopt a single-payer approach in the state.
Barbara then interviews political cartoonist Jen Sorensen about health care reform. She talks about a cartoon about health care reform that we’ll be offering as a premium to listeners who make a qualifying donation to WBAI during the program.
You can listen to the interview JenSorensen
**Finally, we’ll end with Barbara’s interview with founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, Chad Harper, about his advocacy, education and work with youth to promote an understanding of and activism around some of the important health and social issue of our day.
**(due to scheduling issues, this interview did not air live) You can listen to the interview with Chad Harper HIPHOPSAVES.
So it will be a lively and rich program with diverse voices. Tune in and support Healthstyles tomorrow from 1:00 to 3:00, on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City.
Diana Mason and Barbara Glickstein, Co-producers, Healthstyles
HealthCetera, Healthstyles regular health news feature produced for Michael G. Haskins’ program, Haskins in the Morning, on WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio, aired this morning. This segment reported on news from the Washington Post article, Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law and Charles Ornstein’s Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends published 7/23rd NPR’s Shots. Listen
It also includes a message from Dior Vargas, Latina feminist mental health activist, who launched Speak Out! Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, on her blog inviting others to share their stories about living with a mental health issue.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, “Nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.”
It is critical that we identify and bridge the gaps in access to culturally competent care and support for people living with mental illness. Listen to Ms. Vargas below.
This Thursday, July 10, tune into CHMP’s Healthstyles when co-host Barbara Glickstein interviews Yanick Rice Lamb, co-founder with Sheree Crute of FierceforBlackWomen.com a new media platform launched in November for Black Women. Ms. Crute chairs CHMP’s National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Ms. Rice Lamb is a member of the NAC. Ms. Rice Lamb talks about the wide-range of issues covered on FierceforBlackWomen including the launch of Living Well: Fierce Reports on Black Women’s Health with the series Fighting Fibroids and Winning: Raise Your Voice by Sheree Crute. Follow them on Twitter @Fierceforbw @shereecrute @yrlamb
Tune in Thursday, July 10th to 99.5 FM or streamed live at http://www.wbai.org or listen to the interview here. FierceforBlackWomen
Also on this week’s Healthstyles Glickstein interviews Robert Suttle, Assisant Director at Sero Project. “Sero is a network of people with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice. Sero is particularly focused on ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions of people with HIV for non-disclosure of their HIV status, potential or perceived HIV exposure or HIV transmission.” Mr. Suttle shares his personal experience imprisoned in a Louisiana prison in January, 2011, after accepting a plea bargain and serving six months for a conviction under Louisiana’s so-called “Intentional Exposure to AIDS Virus” statute. There is an excellent inter-active map on the Sero home page so you can see the current status of these laws in the state you live in. Follow the Sero Project on Twitter @theseroproject
You can hear that interview here R SuttleSeroProject
Healthstyles is back on daytime radio on WBAI 99.5 FM http://www.wbai.org on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00. Barbara Glickstein hosts today’s segment. Journalist Gary Schwitzer, HealthNewsReview, evaluates the news coverage this week reporting on the study “Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography.“ published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. HealthNewsReview posted this response Which journalists reported an extra dimension on the 3-D mammoography story? You can listen to the interview gschwit3DMammo
NIOT National Leadership Gathering 2014
photo credit: BGlickstein
“Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not In Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate.” This past weekend, Not in Our Town, held their National Leadership Gathering in Billings, Montana (full disclosure, Barbara Glickstein is a member of the board of Working Group/NIOT). Joining her in conversation to share stories and insights from this gathering is Marty Elizabeth Ortiz a Board member of Not In Our Town: Billings and an LGBT activist. She is currently at the latter part of her Masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. You can listen to this interview NIOTORTIZ14
Tune in to 99.5 FM or stream it live on http://www.wbai.org today from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
Thanks for listening.
March. It’s now officially spring. Division One NCAA mens’ college basketball starts and we have the March 31st deadline to sign-up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
With so much competition, those running the media campaign to get people to sign-up for health insurance know that the traditional use of PSAs to get your message across just won’t do it anymore.
Last week, President Obama appeared on the Funny Or Die series to reach a younger audience about signing up for health insurance. Young adults ages 18 to 34 are the least likely to be insured (nearly 30 percent in 2012) and the most likely to pay premiums without costing the system much. The 13 million views on the “Between Two Ferns” video in less than 24 hours resulted in driving a 40% increase in visits to healthcare.gov site.
Yesterday, President Obama appeared by live feed from the White House on the Ellen DeGeneres Show asking mothers to reach out to their kids and telling them to sign up for Obamacare.
The Ellen Show draws 3.5 million viewers daily.
“Moms out there, email your kids if they don’t have health insurance and tell them to at least check it out, because they may be pleasantly surprised that it’s much more affordable than people thought.”
Yesterday, President Obama also had a taped appearance on ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd show The Herd, to reach a wider young male audience. When asked about his recent unconventional appearances he said that as president “you have to remind yourself of the wonderful people that you are supposed to be serving, who have a sense of humor, and aren’t thinking every day about position papers.”
President Obama also talked about his picks in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. He promised to reveal his picks for the women’s college basketball tournament next week.
March Madness. I think the President understands that if you can figure out the brackets, braketology, you can certainly go to healthcare.gov and sign-up for health insurance.