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ST on Health: Meet Olympic Medalist, Oklahoma Native, and Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller

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Aired on Tuesday, March 17th.

On this edition of ST on Health, we speak by phone with seven-time Olympic medalist and Oklahoma native Shannon Miller, who will give the keynote address at the 11th Annual Celebrating the Art of Healing Symposium here in Tulsa on Saturday, March 28th, at St. John Medical Center (near 19th and Utica). This symposium is free to the public, and it's open to cancer survivors as well as the families, friends, and medical professionals who care for them. (Please note that advance registration is required for this event; to learn more about the symposium, or to register, please visit this link.) As we learn on today's show, Miller was, back in 2011, diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer that typically strikes women in their teens and early 20s. And since the theme of this year's Celebrating the Art of Healing Symposium is "Finding Balance in 2015," Miller intends to speak about her experiences -- as an Olympic athlete, a wife and mother, a cancer survivor, and a health/wellness expert -- with an overall emphasis on finding a balance between mind, body, and spirit throughout the cancer journey. Miller also shares a bit about her new memoir, which will be published next month.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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