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ST on Health: Concerning the Newly Created (and Excellent) Future of You Website from KQED

Aired on Thursday, April 30th.

On this edition StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about a newly launched website -- both clear and striking in its design, both interactive and up-to-the-minute in its content -- called Future of You. It takes a decidedly people-focused and tech-savvy approach to health and medical issues, and it was launched back in March by the good folks at KQED (which is a public radio and TV affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area). Guest host John Schumann speaks with Christina Farr, a science reporter at KQED who's also the editor and host of Future of You. Farr was previously a reporter for the Reuters news service, covering digital health, Apple Computers, and other interesting topics, and she talks about how and why Future of You got started -- and about why she thinks it's gathering such an immediate and widespread following. She also speaks about a few of the stories that Future of You as thus far posted, such as -- to cite just three -- pieces on faulty Electronic Medical Records (or EMRs), entrepreneurs who are creating firms that might well correct the current EMR debacle, and potentially promising health-centric apps for the new Apple Watch.

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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