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"Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery"

Aired on Monday, March 25th.

If you follow the world of sports and fitness, you might know that "recovery" has become quite the buzzword. On this edition of ST Medical, we're exploring the hype as well as the science behind various recovery products -- such as power bars, energy shakes, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, etc. Our guest is the noted science writer Christie Aschwanden, whose new book is "Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery." As was noted of "Good to Go" by a critic in the journal Science: "Aschwanden turbocharges [this text] by relentlessly delving into the science behind the most touted treatment regimes.... [Her] persuasive science and snappy writing helped me relinquish some recovery beliefs I'd been holding for years." And further, from The Wall Street Journal: "Deeply researched and artfully written.... A must-read for all athletes, from the professional to the weekend warrior."

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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