CityViews 9/13/12: Ethnic Disparities in Health Care/ “Love, Loss and What I Wore”

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Segment 1:

The leading causes of death for Native Americans include diabetes, chronic liver disease and suicide, none of which are in the top six causes of death for white, non-Hispanic men. Although Native Americans are living longer, health disparities remain. On Thursday, we’ll talk with Michael Bird, the first Indian president of the American Public Health Association, about ways to help eliminate ethnic disparities in health care.

Guest:

  • Michael E. Bird

Bird will share his personal and professional journey advocating for marginalized communities during his lecture, “Impasse: An American Indian’s Reflections on Social Justice,” on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Okazaki Meeting Room of the College of Social Work, University of Utah. After his presentation, Mr. Bird will be joined by panelists Dena Ned, MSW, PhD, and Donna Eldridge, BSW. Call 801-581-8455 for more information.

 

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Segment 2:

What do you get when you mix Nora Ephron’s trademark wit and 80 local women? A lot of laughs, poignant insight and a fun-filled fundraiser for Salt Lake Acting Company. On Thursday, we’ll talk about Salt Lake Acting Company’s current production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a series of staged readings by Nora and Delia Ephron featuring some of Utah’s most notable women.

Guests:

  • Keven Myhre, SLAC
  • Cynthia Fleming, SLAC

Salt Lake Acting Company presents staged readings of Nora and Delia Ephron’s play, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” Sept. 13-Sept. 30 on Wednesdays through Sundays at Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 N., Salt Lake City. Tickets are $25. Call 801-363-SLAC or visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org for more information. KCPW’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce is featured in the performance Friday, September 28th.

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