Posts Tagged ‘Tony Trupiano’

Telling my own story

As a self-employed woman living with type 2 diabetes, I’ve had to pay top dollar for health insurance. The Affordable Care Act changed all that, and I was delighted to share my good-news story.

MicrophoneThe post I wrote for Eclectablog garnered national attention, and also caught the eye of Michigan’s Tony Trupiano, host of the ‘Night Shift with Tony Trupiano’ radio show.

Trupiano is producing a new podcast series, and I was delighted to be among his first guests. We discussed my experience with the Affordable Care Act and other issues related to healthcare reform.

You can listen in here.

Photo credit: Keith Bloomfield

Using my words

I don’t always express myself with the written word. Sometimes I do it with the spoken word — on camera or over a microphone.

MicrophoneI recently had the pleasure of serving as a moderator for a TEDMED Great Challenges live event on the topic: ‘Where Health Begins: Social Determinants of Health,’ where experts discussed how healthier choices and better care can be brought to every community.

Another thoroughly enjoyable experience was being a guest on the ‘Night Shift with Tony Trupiano’ radio show, where I discussed politics at the height of the U.S. government shutdown.

Every time I get to do something like this, I only want to do it more. It gives me the same thrill as performing onstage in a theater always has. The only difference is that I’m using my words instead of someone else’s.

Photo credit: Rusty Sheriff