On this week's episode of KRCU's Going Public Dr. Frank Nickell the host of KRCU's Almost Yesterday stops by and tells us more about the man known as the father of physical culture from Mill Spring, Missouri, Bernarr MacFadden. We'll learn more about the Redhawk food pantry that was recently launched at Southeast. And KRCU's Lindsey Grojean talks with the Missouri Department of Conservation's Candice Davis about the MDC's black bear den checks, part of the Missouri black bear research project.
It seems like almost yesterday that “the Father of American Physical culture” was born. He was the predecessor of Charles Atlas and a number of individuals who emphasized body building and nutrition as the keys to long and healthy life.
Two months ago Candice Averett gave birth to a blue-eyed baby girl named Elessandra. She’s surprisingly quiet for her age and like most babies she likes to be held. Averett delivered Elessandra three weeks early at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. But before she was able to leave the hospital, her nurse gave her something she wasn’t expecting.
“She said she just felt really awkward giving a box to a new mom,” Averett said.
This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about those pesky budget cuts to higher education with Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Carlos Vargas. Then Missouri’s Bootheel is home to some of the highest infant mortality rates in the state. Local hospitals and agencies have been working to turn those numbers around for years. Coming up we’ll hear how a new initiative is hoping to change that. And later on in the show, Missouri’s labor unions are bracing for big changes when the right-to-work law goes into effect in August.
This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re diving back into our discussion on the health needs of Southeast Missourians with KRCU’s “Vital Signs” panel. We’ll talk about health literacy and how it creates a barrier when trying to navigate the healthcare system, alternative and affordable health care resources, and building trust among physicians and their patients. We’ll also discuss the ongoing problems with childhood and adult obesity in Missouri and the region’s high infant mortality rate.