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Radio as Public Health

micMany of you know of GlassHospital’s passion for radio. Recently, I blogged about a radio-doctor colleague named Anne Hallward, a psychiatrist from Maine whom I was fortunate to interview.

Hallward is the creator and host of “Safe Space Radio,” now in it’s seventh year, a show that’s a back-to-back winner of the Maine Association of Broadcasters’ Public Affairs Award.

She recently gave a TED talk at an event in Maine. It’s compelling viewing, deeply personal, and gives a window into how one caring and empathic doctor has taken her skills to a broader, community-wide, public health level.

It’s well worth a listen.

Radio Days

We here at GlassHospital Media have just completed Season 2 of the public radio program “Medical Matters,” the show about Health Care and the Human Condition.

It’s a limited series of 4 episodes. You can stream them anytime from the show’s webpage, or there’s a convenient link at the top of this page with an index of the episodes.Anne_Hallward_0

One of the standouts of this 2nd season was an interview with Dr. Anne Hallward, a Maine-based psychiatrist who has taken to the airwaves herself in an effort to ease suffering by covering “subjects we would struggle with less if we could talk about them more.” Her program, “Safe Space Radio” is now in it’s seventh season. It’s well worth a listen.

Hallward is a marvelous interviewer, and the name of the show says what it provides—a haven for people to talk about things that shame them: things like medical illnesses, psychiatric conditions, caregiving for loved ones with said issues, or relationship difficulties. Bringing shame out of the shadows is empowering for afflicted individuals; really, though, it is for all of us. She’s on to something here.

Our interview with Hallward was the first time she’d had the mic turned around on her. Her vision of where this show will go is inspiring—a radio program in pursuit of social justice. To understand it better, give it a listen.

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