December 20, 2010

Healthstyles is produced by The Center for Health, Media and Policy and can be heard at our new time  Thursday evenings from 11:00 PM to 11:30 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM. The show is also streamed live at wbai.org

Here are three of our latest shows – click on the date to hear these segments. We’d love to hear from you with ideas of topics you’d like us to cover.  Diana Mason and Barbara Glickstein, co-directors of CHMP, host and co-produce these programs.
515rk4pqql-_ss500_1Co-Host Diana Mason interviews civil-rights historian John Dittmer, who wrote “The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care” Described as “The untold story of the courageous doctors and nurses who fought the battle for racial justice in hospitals, in clinics, and on the streets in the 1960s.” Phyllis Cunningham, a nurse involved in this movement who Dittmer interviewed for his scholarly work, joins this captivating conversation.” Phyllis Cunningham, a nurse involved in this movement who Dittmer interviewed for his scholarly work, joins this captivating conversation. Healthstyles Dec 2

Co-Host Barbara woman-and-child_572x1821Glickstein interviews Lisa Meadowcroft of AMREF USA. They are an Africa-based organization, spanning across more than 30 African countries. More than 97 percent of their staff are African. They work to build local health care systems to achieve lasting health services on the continent. Their website is amref.org          Healthstyles December 9
Co-Host Barbara Glickstein interviews Kathryn Himmelstein who initiated a research study while an undergraduate at Yale that was published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The findings show that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adolescents in the United States lesbian_01are more likely than their straight peers to be punished by their school, police or the criminal justice system. The study found that girls are especially at risk for unequal treatment. Ms. Himmelstein is a public high school teacher in Brooklyn where she teaches mathematics. Healthstyles Dec 16