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Conversations on Health Care® Episodes
Every Wednesday at 4:30 we broadcast a new episode on WESU 88.1 FM. If you missed our latest airing or want to hear past shows please scroll through the list below to hear audio, read the show summary or get links to outside information referenced in each program. If you are interested in an older episode, please visit our Archive page.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Quest to Improve Maternal And Childhood Health: Dr. Diana Bianchi Talks About Research Mission at the NICHD

FEATURED GUEST:
Diana Bianchi
Diana Bianchi
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Diana Bianchi, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH, the largest funder of health research in the world. She oversees a $1.5 billion budget conducting research in all phases of child health from maternal and reproductive health, to infant diagnostics, adolescence into adulthood, and all people with intellectual disabilities.

MONDAY, SEBTEMBER 9,2019

From Civil Rights to the ACA: House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Fight for Health Equity in America

FEATURED GUEST:
James Clyburn
James Clyburn
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter celebrate 10 years on the air and our 500th episode with Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), House Majority Whip and the third ranking Democrat in Congress. He talks about the legacy of the Affordable Care Act in advancing health equity, and the need to strengthen the nation's community health centers through a national broadband and telehealth initiative to more effectively deploy quality health care to all Americans.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

2020 Democratic Presidential Contender Montana Governor Steve Bullock on Health Care, Climate Change and Gun Safety

FEATURED GUEST:
Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Montana Governor and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Steve Bullock. They discuss his views on strengthening the Affordable Care Act, protecting women's health rights, taking action on climate change, enacting sensible gun laws, and reducing the influence of dark money on American politics.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

AMA's First African American Female President, Dr. Patrice Harris on Quest for Health Equity

FEATURED GUEST:
Patrice Harris
Patrice Harris
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Patrice Harris, the 174th President of the American Medical Association and the first African American woman to hold the post. She talks about the AMA's efforts to innovate for the evolving health care of the 21st century, with a focus on tackling the opioid crisis, addressing racial disparities in the medical profession, and advancing health coverage, equity and behavioral health parity for all Americans.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019

Microsoft's Voice and AI Evangelist Noelle LaCharite Talks About Transforming Healthcare With Applied AI Coding

FEATURED GUEST:
Noelle LaCharite
Noelle LaCharite
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Noelle LaCharite Principal Program Manager for Applied AI and Cognitive Services at Microsoft, and one of the original voice 'skills' developers for Amazon's Alexa. She talks about the promise of applied AI, machine learning and voice technology systems which enable coders, developers or anyone to create their own applications and voice skills to enhance and advance the health care experience.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019

Addressing War Crimes and Human Rights Violations: Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights

FEATURED GUEST:
Susannah Sirkin
Susannah Sirkin
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Susannah Sirkin, Director of Policy at Physicians for Human Rights, an organization using the power of medicine and science to document human rights violations in conflict zones around the world. She discusses their recent report on Syria's attack on its own health care system, the banning of land mines and their work documenting trauma experienced by refugees and asylum seekers here and around the globe.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019

Medicare-for-All on the Campaign Trail: Kaiser's Larry Levitt Explains It All

FEATURED GUEST:
Larry Levitt
Larry Levitt
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Larry Levitt, Executive Vice President for Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation who looks at the differences in proposals from the Democratic presidential candidates. He looks at variations in the "Medicare-for-all" proposals, how it would impact consumers, and examines the shifting role of insurance companies in the ongoing health policy debate.

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MONDAY. JULY 29, 2019

The Art of Compromise: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Navigating Health Policy in Hyper-partisan Times

FEATURED GUEST:
Jay Nixon
Jay Nixon
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, now Senior Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, on ways to create effective health policy in this hyper-partisan era. He discusses successful strategies he deployed as a Democratic governor in a red state that might prove effective across the country and in Washington.

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MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019

40 Million Patients Strong: Dr. Tom Delbanco on Success of OpenNotes

FEATURED GUEST:
Tom Delbanco
Tom Delbanco
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome OpenNotes founder Dr. Tom Delbanco on his movement to make clinicians' notes visible to patients through their electronic health records. They discuss the early reluctance of clinicians to participate, the high level of satisfaction from patients gaining access to their notes, with 40 million patients now utilizing OpenNotes.

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

Innovation in the Health Startup World: Venrock Partner Dr. Bob Kocher on New Ventures Driving Health Transformation

FEATURED GUEST:
Bob Kocher
Bob Kocher
This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Bob Kocher, a partner at Venrock, a venture capital entity investing in health IT and health services startups. He also advised the Obama Administration on health policy economics. He talks about emerging trends and new alliances that are driving rapid innovation in health care, aimed at facilitating better primary care and behavioral health access, and facilitating home care.

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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

Microsoft's Andrea McGonigle on AI, the Cloud and Tech-Enabled Patient Engagement

FEATURED GUEST:
Andrea McGonigle
Andrea McGonigle
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Andrea McGonigle, National Managing Director of Microsoft's Health and Life Science Division, where she runs a team seeking to develop technologies that will enhance patient engagement. She talks about the need for more coordination between stakeholders seeking to improve the healthcare experience, the need for cloud compliance and safety and the future of health care.

Download a full transcript of this episode click here.

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