Health and Wellness
On this week’s “Health and Wellness” show, reporters explore physical, mental and environmental health in the Bay Area.
Reporters Susie Neilson and Padmini Parthasarathy find out more about Kava, a Polynesian plant-based drink that people are using to manage anxiety and addiction. Laura Newberry visits a yoga class in San Francisco that practices getting nama-stoned before they namaste. Kaitlin Benz looks at what it’s like for people who have asthma and don’t have the resources they need to get treatment. Nuria Marquez Martinez spoke with health specialists at Street Level Health Project, a clinic in Oakland serving the undocumented and uninsured. Finally, Francesca Fenzi goes deep into California’s wetlands, to look at the destruction caused by an invasive species called Nutria.
PRODUCER: Kaitlin Benz
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Muna Danish
ANCHORS: Padmini Parthasarathy, Susie Neilson
REPORTERS: Padmini Parthasarathy, Susie Neilson, Laura Newberry, Kaitlin Benz, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Francesca Fenzi
ENGINEER: Cat Schuknecht
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla
MUSIC: "Sundara" by Odesza, "Twist and Shout" by Booker T. and the MGs, "Another Day of Sun" by La La Land Cast
INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW
While their fate in the U.S. remains uncertain, undocumented and immigrant communities are experiencing higher levels of trauma, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. But not only do they have limited access to quality clinicians and therapists, they also require a specific kind of care especially if they don’t speak English….Story Details North Gate Radio Home
Low income people and people of color struggle to get the care they need for asthma. Children are especially at risk of being hospitalized for asthma symptoms. Kaitlin Benz set out to find why that is and how providers in the Bay Area are fixing it.Story Details North Gate Radio Home