Listen Up! Northwest program 65: Healthcare

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, Listen Up! Northwest takes a timely look at healthcare. In Salem, Oregon, an unlikely group of Northwest residents share their thoughts on healthcare coverage. (Clayton Morgareidge and Ivan Welty, Old Mole Variety Hour KBOO, Portland) Gender discrimination is often found in health insurance programs. Hear how women and transgender people struggle with the healthcare system (Laura Calvo and Jacob Anderson Minshall, Gender Blender KBOO, Portland) A look at why Canadians need to pay attention to healthcare reform in the United States (Redeye Cooperative Radio, CFRO, Vancouver) In the age of high tech, Eva Castellanos, a curandero in Nyssa, Oregon, uses massage, herbs, and prayer to help those who seek her healing. (Hal Cannon, Western Folklife Center)

Music by DJ B-Girl, Daniel Anderson, WD4D and Aaron English.

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey