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.
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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