KRCU Adds Local Program With Focus on Communicating Health Information

KRCU control boardCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 5, 2015 — KRCU Public Radio (90.9/88.9) announces plans to broadcast “To Your Health.” The weekly program provides important health information during NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

“To Your Health” is a collaboration between KRCU and the Department of Communication Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.

With some questionable health advice being posted by friends on Facebook, politicians arguing about the state of the American healthcare system and a new medical study being summarized in just a sentence or two on television — that seems to contradict the study you heard summarized yesterday — it can be overwhelming to navigate the ever changing landscape of health news.

Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, director of Health Communication at Southeast, provides health information you can trust. With trustworthy sources, she explores the fact and fiction surrounding various medical conditions and treatments, makes listeners aware of upcoming screenings, provides prevention strategies and more…all to your health.

“As a teacher, I always want my students to support the claims they make in their speeches and papers with evidence from quality sources. As a health communication scholar, I have been dismayed at how frequently health information is provided to the public without citation or attributed erroneously. I tried to design ‘To Your Health’ to do what NPR does so well: relay important information in a responsible manner using expert testimony,” Clubbs said.

You can hear To Your Health Thursdays at 7:31 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. More information about the program can be found at krcu.org.

As the area’s source for diverse musical programming and award winning NPR news, KRCU strives to continuously excel in providing the highest quality public radio programming to Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University on 90.9 FM in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM in Farmington and Ste. Genevieve.