Student Sustainability Collective: Public Health

March 7 on FM: Celebrating International Women's Day! →

Feminist Magazine celebrates and interrogates this historic day of women

Listen in as Lynn Harris Ballen, Celina Alvarez, Denise Zepeda, and Ariana Manov discuss what IWD means, what it doesn’t mean, and why everyone should care. The podcast includes a brief history of the day, which began in the United States 101 years ago and then spread rapidly to other countries, interviews with Emily Heroy of Gender Across Borders, Felicia Montes and Amber Rose from Mujeres de Maiz, and Myra Duran from AF3IRM, as well as spoken word poets and performers live in studio.

Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Narrated by Cokie Roberts, a news commentator for ABC News and NPR and a member of Kaiser’s Board of Trustees. Creative production and animation by Free Range Studios.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is hundreds of pages long. If you’re looking to understand the impact of the Act and don’t know where to start, this video and animation from the Kaiser Family Foundation gives a basic overview of the main components of the bill. While it doesn’t provide a comprehensive understanding of the effects of the bill, it can definitely provide you with some main points you might want to look further into.

Watch Sick Around the World - a global look at health care systems →

Interested in health policy? To examine and understand the inadequacies of health care in America, T.R. Reid (a Washington Post foreign correspondent) takes a look at different health care systems around the world. His work is featured in this PBS Frontline Program, Sick Around the World, and also in his book, The Healing of America: A global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care.

The PBS program features segments from the different countries he visits, including interviews with citizens and medical practitioners, and is available in its entirety on the PBS Frontline website!

The Healing of America is a great read as well, explaining the many disparities between health care, quality, and access across the globe, leaving the reader with a much better understanding of approaches to health care which are not often explored or discussed in the American conversation about reform.

What's The Cure In The Race Against Breast Cancer? →

In this week’s podcast of weekends on All Things Considered, a look at breast cancer and where we are in the search for a cure.

This NPR podcast was posted on February 19th and includes an interview with Dr. Barron Lerner, author of The Breast Cancer Wars who addresses the difference between treatment and prevention of the disease, and reasons why research funding on behalf of prevention is hard to come by.