WKSU NEWS PRESENTS SERIES ON HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN NE OHIO
Tuesday March 27, 2007
For immediate release
Contact: Robert J. Burford, WKSU
Although modern medicine has made it easier to live a long, healthy life, it has also raised numerous issues revolving around education and access. Beginning April 9, the WKSU newsroom presents "What You Donít Know Can Hurt You," a seven-part documentary series focused on health care in Northeast Ohio. Each member of the WKSU news staff will highlight a separate subject in the series. Reports will air daily during "Morning Edition" and "Your Way Home." "Morning Edition" from NPR airs weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. WKSU's regional news magazine, "Your Way Home," can be heard Monday through Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Subjects scheduled to be covered in "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" include: teaching surgery skills with the assistance of new technologies (Vivian Goodman), the growing cost and changing curricula of medical school (Kevin Niedermier), Northeast Ohio's lead poisoning crisis (Karen Schaefer), health insurance and mental parity in Ohio (Dave Pignanelli), health and sex education in regional schools (Daniel Hockensmith), health education for the elderly and seniors living with AIDS (Renita Jablonski), and finding new ways to teach healthy workplace habits (Vincent Duffy). Streaming audio of broadcast reports, transcripts and photos will be available online at www.wksu.org.
"What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" is presented with support from the Area Agency on Aging, the Center for Community Solutions and the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, and W298BA 107.5 in Boardman. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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