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Health Dialogues

About Health Dialogues

Health Dialogues, a special series from KQED Public Radio's The California Report, engages listeners in an ongoing discussion of California health care issues that are important to the underserved: children, low-income residents, minorities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and rural and migrant worker communities in particular. The series seeks to generate and facilitate dialogue between communities, health care providers and policy-makers.

The centerpieces of the Health Dialogues series are monthly, one-hour shows. On KQED Radio, the program airs on the Thursday following the third Tuesday of each month, and again on the following Saturday at 2pm. Hosted by Scott Shafer, the programs include special reports, moderated discussion with a panel of experts, and conversations with Californians who have been affected by the health issue being discussed.

• Gabriel Coan - senior online editor
• Shuka Kalantari - outreach coordinator
• Erika Kelly - researcher
• Suzie Racho - director
• Raul Ramirez - executive producer
• Scott Shafer - host
• Sarah Varney - health reporter

Tune in to Health Dialogues radio broadcasts on KQED Public Radio and other public radio stations across California. The first monthly radio broadcasts of Health Dialogues are on the Thursday following the third Tuesday of each month. All other radio broadcasts follow that Thursday.

Area Station Airtime
Alturas KCHO 93.5 Tue 8pm
Bieber KCHO 91.9 Tue 8pm
Big Sur KUSP 105.9 Fri 2pm
Burney KFPR 91.9 Tue 8pm
Calexico KQVO 97.7 Fri 10am
Carmel KAZU 90.3 Sun 9pm
Chester/Westwood KCHO 89.7 Tue 8pm
Chico KCHO 91.7 Tue 8pm
Coachella Valley KPCV 90.3 Sun 8pm
El Centro KVBO 88.7 Mon 6pm
Fort Bragg KZYX 88.1 Thu 7pm
Gridley/Oroville/Paradise KCHO 91.1 Tue 8pm
Hayfork KCHO 94.3 Tue 8pm
Hesperia KVCR 88.1 Fri 7pm
Hollister KUSP 89.1 Fri 2pm
Hoopa KIDE 91.3 Wed 6pm
La Jolla KPBS 89.1 Fri 10am
Laytonville KVUH 88.5 Mon 6pm
Los Gatos KUSP 90.3 Fri 2pm
Martinez/Benicia KQED 88.1 Thu 8pm, Fri 2am, Sat 2pm
Mendocino Coast/Anderson Valley KZYX 90.7 Thu 7pm
Mineral KCHO 90.7 Tue 8pm
Monterey KAZU 90.3 Sun 9pm
Mt. Shasta/Dunsmuir/Weed KFPR 91.9 Tue 8pm
Pacific Grove KAZU 90.3 Sun 9pm
Palo Colorado Canyon KUSP 91.3 Fri 2pm
Pasadena KPCC 89.3 Sun 8pm
Paso Robles/King City KUSP 91.7 Fri 2pm
Red Bluff KCHO 105.5 Tue 8pm
Redding KFPR 88.9 Tue 8pm
Redlands KUOR 89.1 Sun 8pm
Ridgecrest KVCR 88.7 Fri 7pm
Running Springs KVCR 88.1 Fri 7pm
Sacramento KQED 89.3 Thu 8pm, Fri 2am, Sat 2pm
Salinas KAZU 90.3 Sun 9pm
Salinas KHDC 90.9 Mon 6pm
San Ardo KBDH 91.7 Fri 2pm
San Bernardino KVCR 91.9 Fri 7pm
San Diego KPBS 89.5 Fri 10am
San Francisco KQED 88.5 Thu 8pm, Fri 2am, Sat 2pm
Santa Cruz KUSP 88.9 Fri 2pm
Santa Cruz, downtown KUSP 89.3 Fri 2pm
Santa Rosa KQED 88.3 Thu 8pm, Fri 2am, Sat 2pm
Susanville KCHO 90.7 Tue 8pm
Ukiah/Willits KZYX 91.5 Thu 7pm
Weaverville KCHO 89.5 Tue 8pm
Yreka KFPR 90.7 Tue 8pm
Yuba City KCHO 107.1 Tue 8pm

About The California Report
Distributed by satellite from the KQED Public Radio studios in San Francisco, The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population. It is carried by more than 30 public radio stations from Arcata to San Diego. Many local station reporters are regular contributors to the program.

Tapes and CDs
You can purchase an audiocassette or compact disc of a Health Dialogues program. Please send a check for $16, made out to "KQED Radio," to:

Tape Requests
KQED Radio
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Please include a note that specifies "Health Dialogues" and the date of broadcast. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Health Dialogues is made possible by a grant from The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation. The mission of The California Endowment is to expand access to affordable quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

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