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Healthstyles Radio – “The Knick” & Our Elders: Resilient Communities

Tune into Healthstyles Thursday, August 7 1-2 PM on 99.5 FM WBAI Pacifica Radio and streamed live at

The Knick,” a 10-part historical medical drama premiering on Cinemax Friday, August 8th is directed by Steven Soderbergh. The Knick addresses abortion, women’s rights and corruption in 1900 but racism is the central issue. Host Barbara Glickstein interviews actor Ghana Leigh, a native New Yorker and classically trained actor, who portrays the character of Miss Odom, a laundress in the basement at Knickerbocker Hospital who is hand-picked to train to be a nurse after her sewing skills are noticed. 

More  than 17% of New York City’s population is over 60 — a figure that’s expected to more than double over the next 20 years.

Superstorm Sandy reminded us that older adulrs have unique needs during times to crisis – but is New York City prepared to meet them? Senior Fellow and co-producer Liz Seegert looks at a new report that tackles this issue.  The New York Academy of Medicine‘s report, “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life.”  Learn how to keep older adults safe and ways our elders can lead and support their communities during disasters.  You can listen to this segment


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Liz Seegert, MA, is the director of the Media Fellows Program at the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and other topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently encompass aging, Baby Boomers, health policy and social determinants of health. She edits the aging topic area for the Association of Health Care Journalists website, writing and gathering resources on the many health issues affecting older adults. She also co-produces the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement “HealthCetera” podcast, diving into health issues underreported in traditional media. As a senior fellow, she will continue to report on vital public health issues, seeking out voices who offer unique perspectives on policy, health care and practice issues. As director of the Media Fellows Program at the center, she mentors early-career health journalists to build their understanding of these and other key issues within the health care delivery system.

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