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ST Medical Monday: A Health-Meets-Technology Chat with Scott Phillips, a Tulsa-Based Entrepreneur

Aired on Monday, August 1st.

On this edition of StudioTulsa Medical Monday, we speak with Scott Phillips, a Tulsa-based entrepreneur and innovator -- and avid "hacker" -- who was recognized as a "Champion of Change" in a 2013 ceremony at The White House. Phillips is also the founder of a nonprofit called Civic Ninjas, an outfit that describes itself thus (at its website): "We are technologists, developers, designers, thinkers, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, and makers -- all ordinary folks just doing our part. We are part community, part organization, part business...but we are mostly a group of like-minded folks working to make a difference. We celebrate what works, and work to fix what doesn't, driven by an underlying belief that community makes the world possible." Phillips speaks with us about a health-related app that his organization is now working on; it's an "open" application that anyone can use to determine the overall health of any given neighborhood in the US.

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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