community forum

9:31am

Fri June 27, 2014
Health

The heroin epidemic: how it's impacting upstate New York

Panelists and guests during the WRVO community health forum on the heroin epidemic.
Lorraine Rapp WRVO

This forum is scheduled to air on Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Heroin is the latest illegal drug to become a scourge on communities in upstate New York and throughout the nation -- and it feels like it happened overnight.

What is causing this rise in heroin abuse? In part in can be linked to widespread abuse of painkillers and an effort to clamp down on them. Who is using it and how does it affect those who use it? Whether it's actor Philip Seymour Hoffman or SUNY Oswego students, heroin is impacting a wide range of socioeconomic groups.

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5:12pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Health

Health forum: childhood nutrition and physical fitness

Lorraine Rapp WRVO

This forum will air on Sunday, June 15 at 7 p.m. on WRVO. Listen locally on your radio, on your smart phone or tablet device, or online.

Keeping children healthy sounds like it's something that should be everyone's goal but how to keep America's youth healthy can be very controversial.

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4:48pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Station Announcement

On air: Mental health care in upstate New York

WRVO's community forum on mental health was held at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica.
Lorraine Rapp WRVO

This health forum broadcast on WRVO Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The forum explored the current situation for mental health care particularly in upstate New York. What impact does the state government, federal programs like the Affordable Care Act, and non-profits have on mental health care in the community. We discuss the needs and future of mental health care in the region – and how government funding and the social, demographic and economic situation are changing both.

Panelists:

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1:20pm

Thu September 19, 2013
Station Announcement

On air: health care for veterans & the military

This health forum broadcast on WRVO Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m.

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2:53pm

Fri May 31, 2013
Station Announcement

Health forum: government funding of health care in upstate New York

Credit 401(K) 2012 / Flickr

Join us for the first in a series of community forums on health care.

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