This Week from New England Public Radio News: Focus: Western New England - Rebuilding After the Tornadoes, Morning Edition Extra - Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness
TOPIC: Rebuilding After the Tornadoes
DATE/TIME: TOMORROW Wednesday, June 29 from 4 - 5 p.m. on 88.5FM WFCR *Repeats from 6 - 7 p.m. on AM 640 and 91.7 FM all-news WNNZ
DETAILS: It's been a month since the June 1st tornadoes ripped through towns and cities in western and central Massachusetts. Some residents are back in their homes but many are still living in shelters, motels, or with friends. FEMA and MEMA have committed funds and other resources, but how do individuals and communities rebuild, in some pockets, literally, from the ground up?
- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
- Monson Town Administrator Gretchen Neggers
- Brenda Brouillette of The American Red Cross
Guests will join host Jill Kaufman to talk about the challenges and outreach they've seen over the past
four weeks, and about what's ahead.
Listeners are invited join the conversation by calling toll free: 877-522-8850.
Focus: Western New England features newsmakers and notable thinkers from around the region, and listeners' comments help shape the timely conversations. To listen to past programs, visit www.nepr.net/programs/focus.php
PROGRAM: Morning Edition Extra
TOPIC: Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness
DATE/TIME: Friday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. on 88.5FM WFCR
DETAILS: On Friday morning, join New England Public Radio for a special presentation of Morning Edition Extra -- "Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness," a half-hour documentary by reporter Karen Brown.
Woody Allen made hypochondria famous as a source of self-deprecating humor, but this clinical condition can be seriously debilitating for individuals and their families -- and a significant concern for those who are trying to keep healthcare costs down. Through individual stories, observations from doctors and psychiatrists, and a round-up of research, this radio documentary looks into the causes, impact, and possible treatment of hypochondria.
Morning Edition Extra is an in-depth look at what's happening regionally, every Friday morning on 88.5FM WFCR.