Playlist: Brenda J Wilson's Portfolio
Spark London (Series)
Produced by Matt Hill
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Rachel professes a startling amount of knowledge on New York's toilets. This story from September 2010 is partly about how that happened...
Deep in her bowels, Rachel knows she's a lesbian. It's just takes a trip to New York - and a bout of gastroenteritis - to confirm it.
When she meets a nice girl at a rock gig they start a series of 'non-dates', which turn into actual dates, reminding her of all the signs she's missed up until this point that indicated her true sexuality.
Rachel's story is packed with humor and warmth - a self-depricating charm that will stay with you for days.
In this feature, Bob Carter, with WTIP North Shore Community Radio, speaks with Kaziah Hancock, a goat rancher and painter who created Project Compassion, a project that provides painted portraits to the families of fallen soldiers and law enforcement members who have passed away in active service since September 11, 2001. Started in 2003, Project Compassion now includes several artists that have completed over 1656 paintings.
- Project Compassion: Commemorating Those Who Have ...
Hosts Bob Carter welcomes Kaziah Hancock to talk about Project Compassion on The Roadhouse on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.
Health care reform offers the promise of primary care to millions of uninsured Americans. The problem? There's already a critical shortage of primary care physicians. Host Dr. Rick Greene talks with a pair of public health experts about the shortage, and with a general surgeon facing burn-out in rural North Carolina.
Segment 1: Physician Shortage, Part 1 [1:30-12:28]
Guest: Dr. Tom Ricketts, Professor of Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill and the Deputy Director of UNC’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
2025 isn’t so far away. And if the Association of American Medical Colleges is correct, we’ll be facing a shortage of at least 124 thousand physicians in 15 short years. Docs who provide the most basic medical needs – primary care physicians and general surgeons – are already in the shortest supply.
Two big factors are contributing to the shortage: there simply aren’t enough doctors in the pipeline to meet the needs of a growing population, and doctors in training are overwhelmingly choosing specialties and sub-specialties over those areas of medicine that are in the greatest demand – primary care and general surgery. Unfortunately, it’s no easy fix. And with the country getting bigger, older, and more obsee - and the pool of doctors getting smaller - it’s a crisis in the making.
Segment 2: Physician Shortage, Part 2 [12:47-20:11]
Guest: Dr. Harold Sox, Professor emeritus of medicine at The Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH, and the former editor of The Annals of Internal Medicine.
The number of American medical students choosing primary care is half what it was in 1997 and as many as 50% of primary care providers have stopped taking new patients. If we’re facing a shortage of the doctors we see most what’s being done about it?
Segment 3: The Rural Surgeon [20:27-28:00]
Guest: Dr. Henry Fleishmann, Surgeon
To get a sense of the pressures that are driving doctors-in-training out of primary care and general surgery and into higher-paying specialties and sub-specialties, look no further than the rural surgeon. And look while you can, because its showing signs of disappearing altogether. 300 US counties lost all their surgeons in the last five years and 900 counties have no surgeons whatsoever.
Eden, NC, has a population of 15,000. It’s located in Rockingham County in central North Carolina, about 30 miles south of the Virginia border. Dr. Henry Fleishmann is one of two practicing surgeons in Eden. He’s lived and worked in the city for 31 years.
Prison Diaries (Series)
Produced by Radio Diaries
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At the age of 15, Cristel viciously attacked a rival classmate with a razor blade. The crime was one of the most violent acts ever committed by a young girl in Rhode Island. Now, after 3 1/2 years of incarceration, Cristel is getting ready to be released early. Many in the state consider her to be a poster child for rehabilitation.
Today's show looks at people protecting the life of Puget Sound.
We'll look at people protecting the life of Puget Sound. Emily Barreca files an audio postcard from the shores of Hood Canal, where some are working to bring back native oysters. Molly McGill talks to several activists at the Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow. VoxPod is the daily podcast of the Weekday High School Internship Program at KUOW in Seattle. Every Monday through Thursday this show brings you voices from communities of choice and chance.