Sul ruolo della radio nel discutere sul cancro e il suo devastante impatto sulla vita delle persone, interviene questo breve pezzo dell'LA Times, in cui trovate un elenco di altre trasmissioni e blog.
Brain cancer and other (radio) portraits of courage
9:00 AM, July 13, 2008
* In "Patient and Portraitist" on Public Radio International's Studio 360, writer and filmmaker Karen Sosnoski talks with brain cancer patient -- and determined blogger -- David Welch, along with artist Rosemary Feit Covery, who has created a series of portraits of him called "Tumor Art."
Welch's blog, 38lemon, offers, as he calls it, "brain cancer awareness from a patient's perspective." It includes journal entries as they pertain to his life and tumor, updates on seizure activity, chemotherapy-treatment status and, of course, the art. Together, a mesmerizing chronicle.
* On NPR's Talk of the Nation, veteran journalist Leroy Sievers and Elizabeth Edwards describe living with cancer to guest host Ted Koppel.
Sievers was diagnosed with, and treated for, colon cancer in 2002, then diagnosed several years later with a brain tumor and lung cancer. He blogs about his battles on My Cancer and contributes commentaries to Morning Edition. Edwards, the wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, joins the conversation. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.
* And, in case you've missed it, there's the Group Room, a cancer talk radio show available online and, of course, on the Web. Today's show (1-2 p.m. on KRLA 870AM): Gastrointestinal cancers.