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Prognosis Ohio

Hosted by Columbus local and health policy professor Dan Skinner, Prognosis Ohio addresses all facets of health care, health policy, and health politics in the great state of Ohio. The podcast shines a light on a wide range of health and health care issues, from changing legislative developments; to stories of Ohioans interacting with their state’s healthcare system; to ongoing challenges in housing, food, transportation, and other systems that relate to health outcomes; to research, advocacy, and activism. Every other week Prognosis Ohio brings listeners an in-depth interview on pressing issues. Follow Prognosis Ohio on Twitter at @PrognosisOhio

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Latest Episodes
  • On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with sports writer and Ohioan Craig Calcaterra about his new book, Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game. Topics include sports as a health question; the intersection of sports and the health of American social and political life; women's sports and fandom; sports betting; and what healthy fandom looks like.
  • Dan talks with mindfulness coach Daron Larson about why mindfulness is worth fighting for despite attempts by workplaces and profiteers to reduce it to a gimmick. Topics include the mindfulness-industrial complex, whether mindfulness is inherently individualistic, and how small adjustments in individual approaches to difficult situations can improve one's quality of life.
  • Dan Skinner talks with civil rights icon, Jim Obergefell, about the transformative nature of caregiving, the Ohio legislative map debacle, the importance of Lake Erie to northern Ohio, and opportunities for bipartisan collaboration on important issues affecting Ohioans.
  • On the new Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Maria Bruno, Public Policy Director for Equality Ohio about the wave of anti-trans laws under consideration in Ohio, and organization’s efforts to support LGBTQ Ohioans.
  • As the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings approaches, host Dan Skinner talks with Sharon Kim and Rebecca Nelson of OPAWL, a grassroots member-led community that organizes for social justice and elevates the voices, visibility, and progressive leadership of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and nonbinary people in Ohio. Among other things, Dan, Sharon, and Rebecca discuss alarming increases in anti-Asian bias, discrimination, and violence and policies and initiatives to reduce such incidents.
  • Dan Skinner talks with healthcare reporter and Ohio native Ginger Christ. Ginger is Modern Healthcare’s post-acute care and staffing reporter.
  • On our 100th episode, Dan Skinner talks with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown about the state of things in DC and Columbus. The Senator speaks specifically to why he thinks making the Child Tax Credit permanent is one part of the stalled Build Back Better act worth fighting for.
  • Dan talks with Rob Moore of Scioto Analysis about the legalization of sports betting in Ohio. Governor DeWine signed the bill into law in December, which will open the door to betting on professional, college and e-sports by 2023
  • Dan Skinner talks with Malik Perkins, Public Relations Manager at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective about the state of food insecurity in Ohio, efforts to…
  • On the latest episode of Prognosis Ohio, about sustainable transportation in Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Professor Harvey Miller, Reusche Chair in…