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Today on SP Radio: Patch Adams and Health Care In All the Wrong Places

On today’s show, we will discuss a new documentary called Health Care In All the Wrong Places and its implications for the U.S.’s current health care system. The film debuts on at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28th at the Art Theater in Champaign. Joining us to discuss the film and our health care sytem will be Dr. Patch Adams and Dr. Susan Parenti, who directed and composed the film.

Dr. Adams founded the Gesundheit! Institute and has devoted his professional career to promoting alternative models of medicine to the current insurance company model in use in the United States. He seeks to bring a more holistic and light-hearted approach to treating illness. He was also the subject of a semi-boigraphical 1998 film starring Robin Williams.

Susan Parenti is a touring performer, writer and collaborator with Dr. Adams. She was one of the founding organizers of the School for Designing a Society, a grassroots school for social change in Urbana.

Smile Politely Radio airs each Friday evening at 5:30 on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, and is available as a podcast the following week.

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