Lucia Sebastian is the Language Assistant at the Head Start in Noel, Missouri. She works with the numerous immigrant children who have limited English skills and need help to communicate. She has a four-year old daughter enrolled at Head Start, but she recounted an incident where Head Start was instrumental in helping her older son, Victor. When her son was eleven years old, he was playing baseball with a friend in the yard and got hit in the mouth with the bat. The blow knocked out several teeth, but Sebastian was unsure she could afford the costs of taking Victor to the hospital.
After fifteen years on the air, the Sound Medicine Radio Hour will broadcast and podcast its final new show on the last weekend in April (check your local listings for broadcast times). The Sound Medicine team, our home station 90.1 WFYI Indianapolis, Indiana University and the IU School of Medicine are proud of the program’s long run and of its mission - educating public radio listeners about timely health and medicine topics in a lively and engaging format. The talented members of that team—host Barbara Lewis-West, senior producer Nora Hiatt, associate producer Eric Metcalf, reporter Jill Ditmire, and engineer Chris Lieber—brought in top physicians and researchers and highlighted medical innovations from here in Indiana and around the world.