August 6, 2014

Tune into Healthstyles Thursday, August 7 1-2 PM on 99.5 FM WBAI Pacifica Radio and streamed live at www.wbai.org

The Knick,” a 10-part historical medical drama premiering on Cinemax Friday, August 8th is directed by Steven Soderbergh. The Knick addresses abortion, women’s rights and corruption in 1900 but racism is the central issue. Host Barbara Glickstein interviews actor Ghana Leigh, a native New Yorker and classically trained actor, who portrays the character of Miss Odom, a laundress in the basement at Knickerbocker Hospital who is hand-picked to train to be a nurse after her sewing skills are noticed. 

More  than 17% of New York City’s population is over 60 — a figure that’s expected to more than double over the next 20 years.

Superstorm Sandy reminded us that older adulrs have unique needs during times to crisis – but is New York City prepared to meet them? Senior Fellow and co-producer Liz Seegert looks at a new report that tackles this issue.  The New York Academy of Medicine‘s report, “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life.”  Learn how to keep older adults safe and ways our elders can lead and support their communities during disasters.  You can listen to this segment