Thank you so much for your steadfast financial support of Public Radio Tulsa. Listener support for public broadcasting has never been stronger, and I hope you are hearing the difference, such as an even stronger news department, with the addition of reporter Matt Trotter, the continuing partnership between all of the public stations in Oklahoma with State Impact, a wonderful limited series devoted to health care, Medical Matters with Dr.
Kindness. Empathy. Compassion. When religious passion is channeled by a true believer, it can be a powerful contributor to the common good. There's a fine line between passion and extremism. That's where religion becomes angry, triumphant. God loves me more than God lives you. The trouble is that we can't always see these things clearly. We rely on the media, but it loves a fight. How can we tell what's true or false?
Host John Schumann speaks with Rishi Manchanda, author of the TED Book "The Upstream Doctors," regarding new ideas in medical education and so-called 'social determinants of health.' Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org reviews the week's health news, and essayist Margaret McCartney from Glasgow teaches us to be wary of 'over-screening' in medical care.
When you think of NPR, what comes to mind? Robert Siegel's voice? Lakshmi Singh's newscast? Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson's foreign coverage? The truth is, for every name and voice you've come to recognize as NPR, there are dozens of colleagues behind the scenes helping NPR bring the stories to you each and every day.
Host John Schumann speaks with Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician in San Francisco and author of the "GeriTech" blog. Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org reviews the week's health news, and we hear an essay from Janet Pearson about the experience of enrolling her husband in Medicare.
How does water relate to energy, and the progress of human civilization? Hosts Jason Aamodt and Rick Munoz speak with Steven Solomon about his book, Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization. As Solomon points out, water has historically been a source of energy, a means of transporting energy, and a way that energy consumed. The interview, like the book, spans the history of our world, and delves into the factors of the water-energy nexus that will shape our future.
Host John Schumann speaks with Daniel Siegel, a UCLA psychiatrist and author of the best-selling new book "Brainstorm." Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org reviews the week's health news, and we present an essay by Harvard Medical Student Shara Yurkiewicz entitled "Being Sorry."
This program aired on February 27 and 28 on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS.