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Karen Brown

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  • Reporter/Producer, WFCR
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Karen Brown

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Staying Alive: The Art and Science of Living to 100 (10:26)
From: Karen Brown

An audio essay that combines science, personal moments, and the wit and wisdom of four 100-year-old (and up) women.
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Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness (28:56)
From: Karen Brown

Woody Allen made hypochondria famous as a source of self-deprecating humor, but this clinical condition can be seriously debilitating for individuals and their families -- ...
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Urgent Care Clinics -- Taking on the Primary Care Overflow in Health Care (05:21)
From: Karen Brown

Urgent Care clinics are doing brisk business as the primary care shortage sends patients their way.
Caption: Artist Xylor Jane

Artists Get a Piece of Mass Health Reform (03:53)
From: Karen Brown

Artists and writers are among the new demographic getting free or subsidized health care under Massachusetts health reform. They say it allows them to contribute more freely ...
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Teen Pregnancy - Part 3 - Moms Talk Back (05:47)
From: Karen Brown

Part 3 of Teen Pregnancy Series -- featuring the vibrant voices of teenage moms
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Teen Pregnancy - Part 2 - A Peer Response (05:36)
From: Karen Brown

Part 2 in series on teen pregnancy -- a peer-centered response to the problem.
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Teen Pregnancy Part 1 - A Community Crisis (05:02)
From: Karen Brown

First of a series on teen pregnancy in Western Massachusetts -- a candid look at the problem by those on the frontline.
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The Feminist and Her Daughter (06:31)
From: Karen Brown

A prominent feminist from the 60s and her grown-up daughter have an intimate conversation about family, work, politics, and the very different choices they each made.
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A Burden to be Well: Sisters and Brothers of the Mentally Ill (29:30)
From: Karen Brown

Sound-rich documentary about the effect of mental illness on "well" siblings
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Love, War, and PTSD (11:13)
From: Karen Brown

A young couple tells the story of married life after war -- and it's not pretty.