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ST Medical Monday: A Chat with Dr. Anne Hallward of Safe Space Radio

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Aired on Monday, December 7th.

Our guest is Dr. Anne Hallward, the host and founder of Safe Space Radio. She is also a board-certified psychiatrist in Portland, Maine. Formerly on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital, Dr. Hallward co-designed and taught courses on death and dying, cultural competence, sexuality, and psychiatric interviewing; she also published on death and dying, cultural bias in medicine, sexuality, and issues related to hunger. All of which -- and more -- comes into focus on her Safe Space Radio show, which began in 2008, and which aims, as is noted at its website, to "inspire courageous conversations, break down the barriers that divide us, and create compassionate communities." Regular KWGS listeners will note that we aired several Safe Space Radio programs in our "Documentary of the Week" slot back in October and November; all of those programs (and many others) can be accessed at this link.

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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