Journalist John Hockenberry will present “We're All in Building 18: Disability and Health Care” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Wool Ballrooms at Busch Student Center. A book signing will follow.
Hockenberry is the host of public radio’s live national daily news program ‘The Takeaway,’ with a weekly audience of over two million listeners. A multiple Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he is a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC News and NPR, and has traveled the globe reporting on a wide variety of stories in virtually every medium for more than three decades.
His talk will focus on how we are stuck in an unsustainable bubble of investment money which goes to fund acute care at the expense of long-term rehabilitation and chronic therapies using emotional stories from the soldiers coming back from Iraq that he reported on for so many years.
Sponsors include the Disability Services Club, Great Issues Committee, Student Occupational Therapy Association, College of Public Health and Social Justice, Department of Communication, Student Success Center, Public Health Club, Saint Louis University Ability Institute, OneWorld and the Department of English.