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Social Service Administration and Beyond: Chatting with Dr. Harold Pollack of the Univ. of Chicago

Aired on Monday, December 11th.

On this installment of ST Medical Monday, we offer a wide-ranging chat with Dr. Harold Pollack, the Helen Ross Professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. He's written prolifically on the inter-related topics of poverty, policy, crime, and public health; his articles have appeared in scholarly journals like Journal of the American Medical Association and Social Service Review as well as in political magazines like The Nation and The New Republic. (His essay called "Lessons from an Emergency Room, Nightmare" appeared in the anthology, "The Best American Medical Writing: 2009.") Dr. Pollack talks with us not just about his experiences teaching social service administration, but also about caring for his wife's developmentally disabled brother, the uncertain fate of Medicaid within the U.S. health care system, and the surprising manner by which Dr. Pollack once had a blog post "go viral" (a post about financial responsibility, no less).

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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