outpatient radio

Outpatient Radio is a participatory community radio show produced in collaboration with Hill Country Health and Wellness Center and with support from Art Rx and Crocker Art Museum. Weaving together the stories of eight chronic pain patients from Solano, Sacramento, and Shasta Counties, the program explores ways to help patients and communities talk about chronic pain and chronic pain treatment. Through collecting and sharing stories in-person, on-air, and online, we are exploring how narratives connect, inform, and support communities through listening and conversation.

Outpatient Radio seeks to:

  • combat the stigma and isolation of chronic pain by sharing patient stories
  • improve patient and public understanding of the many issues surrounding chronic pain and pain treatment, and
  • engage the North State community in this issue through radio programming, interactive listening events, and more.

The program aired twice on KKRN 88.5 FM, a listener-supported radio station based in Round Mountain, CA. Outpatient Radio also aired on KDVS 90.3 FM, a community-based radio station in Davis, CA. You can stream the episode on YouTube.

Stay tuned for more air dates and listening events!


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DiPi team

Susan Verba

Faculty, Design

Bo Feng

Faculty, Communication

Tracy Manuel

Research/design staff

Kenna Fallan

Research/design staff

George Slavik

Graduate student researcher

Hannah Hill

Graduate student researcher

Zoe Martin

Undergraduate research/design assistant

Chelsea Best

Undergraduate research/design assistant

Community partners + participants

Hill Country Health and Wellness Center

Shasta County, CA

KKRN 88.5 FM

Round Moutain, CA

Ian Koebner and Erin Dorn

Museum-based public health partnership Art Rx, Sacramento, CA

Dr. Samir Sheth and Dr. Stephen Henry

UC Davis Health System

Participants from Solano, Sacramento, and Shasta counties who graciously shared their stories