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Surviving Stroke - 90.3 WCPN ideastream

- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Surviving Stroke!

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Surviving Stroke is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.

Stories About Surviving Stroke from 90.3 WCPN ideastream


Advances in Stroke Care
New Ways to Save Brain Tissue of Stroke Sufferers
Racial Disparities and Stroke
Around Noon - Arthur Kolpit, author of Wings - A Radio Drama About Stroke
Wings - A Radio Drama About Stroke

In-Depth Reports

Anatomy of a Stroke

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What is a stroke? What actually happens in your brain? What are the typical symptoms and why does your body react these ways? Why is it so important that someone suffering from a stroke get immediate treatment? How do doctors diagnose the problem and what are the common treatments? What do these treatments do to your brain/body and why do they work?

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Advances in Stroke Care

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Dramatic improvements have been made in the imaging technologies that allow doctors to look into the brain to diagnose a stroke, determine the best treatment protocols and, in some cases, actually administer or perform those treatments. This report examines the technological advancements in imaging and how it's helping more and more patients survive a stroke.

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New Ways to Save Brain Tissue of Stroke Sufferers

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From brain cooling to stem cells, this report will peer into the future to explore the cutting-edge science behind new therapies for stroke victims.

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The Sound of Ideas

Racial Disparities and Stroke

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Results of a nationwide study showed that among 45- to 54-year-olds, blacks had almost a 2.5 times higher stroke incidence than whites. The study also found geographical disparities. The stroke rate was more than 12% higher among those living in the stroke belt: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The large number of blacks living in this region can explain only some of this difference. Dr Virginia J. Howard (University of Alabama at Birmingham) says, "That's a part of it, but even after you control for that, it's still higher, so blacks who live in the stroke belt have two strikes against them."This show will explore the racial disparity, which very much exists in northern Ohio, the geographical disparity nationally and will also discuss what is (and isn't) being done to prevent strokes.

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Around Noon

Interview with Arthur Kolpit, author of Wings - A Radio Drama About Stroke

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Dee Perry speaks with Arthur Kopit, playwright of the radio drama Wings which will be broadcast this evening (9pm) as a special 90-minute program produced by 90.3 WCPN in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care. Wings is the story of a former aviatrix recovering from a stroke. It was adapted for the stage after airing on NPR and was first produced on Broadway in 1979. Shortly before Kopit wrote the play, his father had suffered a stroke and lost his speech. In one of the father's speech-therapy sessions, Kopit met a woman with aphasia, the inability to express aloud what you think. She'd been a wing-walker in aerial shows in the 1920s, and the playwright turned her into Emily Stilson, the woman in Wings who expresses Kopit's thoughts about his father's stroke.

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Special Broadcast

Wings - A Radio Drama About Stroke

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ideastream will produce and present Wings, a radio drama about a woman who suffers a stroke. The performance was taped in the Westfield Studio Insurance Theater at Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare. Written by Arthur Kopit, Wings was originally done for Earplay, the radio drama branch of NPR, in 1976. It is the story of a former aviatrix recovering from a stroke. It was adapted for the stage after airing on NPR and was first produced on Broadway in 1979 (after a run at Yale Rep and then the Kennedy Center in Washington); it was nominated for a best play Tony and won a best actress Tony for its star, Constance Cummings.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 24, 2014

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