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Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care

Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care will help make sense of what kind of mental health care is supposed to be covered, and how health plans, regulators and you can make it easier to get the therapy you need.

This critical, dynamic hour-long program will provide personal and policy examples of how individual efforts, state action, insurance practices and policy can improve on existing federal and state parity laws so more people can get much-needed care that is too-often denied. Reported stories will explain what mental health parity is supposed to look like for various conditions and what’s being done to improve enforcement. Personal stories will reveal the impact of being denied substance use and eating disorder care and the complications people and their families are forced to navigate during a crisis.

Featured guests include:

  • Ali Khawar – Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • Pamela Greenberg – President and CEO at the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Patrick Kennedy – former U.S. Representative (D-RI), founder of The Kennedy Forum

About Call to Mind

Call to Mind’s Spotlight programs explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health. Produced quarterly, Spotlight programs aim to illustrate new knowledge and understanding to empower people to engage with in their personal and public well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on gender, racial and other equitable identity representation.

Host bio

Kimberly Adams, Marketplace host & correspondent

Kimberly Adams is a host/correspondent at Marketplace, America’s largest broadcast business program. She covers the intersection of politics and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based freelance journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

Kinship—Part Four: Shapeshifting

Seals that can turn into women, men who transform into wolves… Stories about shape-shifting are among the oldest in the world. What are they trying to tell us?

Kinship series

From forest ecology to the human microbiome, emerging research suggests that being human is a complicated journey made possible only by the good graces of our many natural companions. From PRX, Wisconsin Public Radio’s To The Best Of Our Knowledge explores this theme of “kinship” in a special four-part radio series in the lead-up to Earth Day. Saturdays in April 2022 at 9am on KSPB.

Kinship—Part Three: When Mountains Are Gods

Science tells us mountains are giant piles of rock, formed millions of years ago. But that’s not all they are. This hour, we’ll remember a time when mountains were gods.

Kinship series

From forest ecology to the human microbiome, emerging research suggests that being human is a complicated journey made possible only by the good graces of our many natural companions. From PRX, Wisconsin Public Radio’s To The Best Of Our Knowledge explores this theme of “kinship” in a special four-part radio series in the lead-up to Earth Day. Saturdays in April 2022 at 9am on KSPB.

Kinship—Part Two: Plants As Persons

If plants are intelligent beings, how should we relate to them? Do they have a place in our moral universe? Should they have rights?

Kinship series

From forest ecology to the human microbiome, emerging research suggests that being human is a complicated journey made possible only by the good graces of our many natural companions. From PRX, Wisconsin Public Radio’s To The Best Of Our Knowledge explores this theme of “kinship” in a special four-part radio series in the lead-up to Earth Day. Saturdays in April 2022 at 9am on KSPB.

Kinship—Part One: Eye-to-Eye Animal Encounters

Exchanging glances with the natural world happens more often than you’d think. It can be so profound, there’s a name for it: An eye-to-eye epiphany.

Kinship series

From forest ecology to the human microbiome, emerging research suggests that being human is a complicated journey made possible only by the good graces of our many natural companions. From PRX, Wisconsin Public Radio’s To The Best Of Our Knowledge explores this theme of “kinship” in a special four-part radio series in the lead-up to Earth Day. Saturdays in April 2022 at 9am on KSPB.

The So-called Mystery of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Who moved the giant monolithic statues of Rapa Nui, a remote island in the South Pacific? And how did they do it? These questions have been at the center of much speculation and debate since Europeans first arrived there 300 years ago on Easter Sunday, 1722, and called it “Easter Island.” The most popular theory was that this remote civilization destroyed itself – cutting down all the trees to make contraptions for moving statues.

But according to the indigenous people of Rapa Nui, their ancestors didn’t need to cut down any trees to transport the statues. In fact, their oral history has always been clear about how the moai were transported.

What happens when your community becomes the subject of a global mystery? A parable of human failure and ecological collapse? What’s the true story? And who gets to tell it?

From New Hampshire Public Radio.

Airs Saturday, March 26 at 9am.

Special: World War II in the Pacific

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Witness History brings you an hour of personal stories from the time.

We meet a survivor of Pearl Harbor, speak to actor George Takei about his time in a US internment camp, and hear from the son of a Japanese soldier who spent 28 years in the jungle – among other first-hand accounts of the major battles and the aftermath of the war in the Pacific.