Bobbi Conner

Host, Producer

Bobbi Conner has been producing and hosting public radio programs for over 30 years.  She was the longtime host of the national Parents Journal public radio program. Conner has lived in the Charleston area for over twenty years.

Ways to Connect

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kimberly Orr about age related hearing loss and new options in hearing aids.  Dr. Orr is the Director of Audiology at MUSC. 

Neuropathology

Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Steven Carroll
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Steven Carroll about the role that neuropathology plays in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases.  Dr. Carroll is the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Hollings Cancer Center Biorepository at MUSC.

Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about healthy sleep routines for infants, in the first year of life.   Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Jennifer Harper
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Harper about a fitness and wellness program for breast cancer survivors.  Dr. Harper is a radiation oncologist at Hollings Cancer Center and she is also the founder of the Survivors Fit Club at MUSC. 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Russell Blackwelder about the challenges of managing multiple chronic conditions and multiple medications during the older adult years. Dr. Blackwelder is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Geriatric Education for the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.

Dr. Connie Guille
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about grief and coping after a miscarriage, and what family, friends and professionals can do to help.   Dr. Guille is the Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program at MUSC. 

Dr. Terry Dixon
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Terry Dixon about protecting teens and young adults from meningococcal disease.  Dr. Dixon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Nurse Scientists

Feb 18, 2019
Dr. Susan Newman
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Susan Newman about the education, training and day to day responsibilities of Nurse Scientists.   Dr. Newman is the Director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Sue King about why teens are especially vulnerable to addiction to alcohol and drugs and what parents can do to help prevent addiction.  Ms. King is a Clinical Instructor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Dr. Gregory Cote
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gregory Cote about identifying patients at increased risk of pancreatic cancer due to certain genetic syndromes.  Dr. Cote is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MUSC.

Dr. Elisha Brownfield
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about specific vaccinations that are recommended to prevent infectious disease and complications in older adults.  Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.

Dr. Christopher Cowan
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Cowan about research underway to better understand the role of epigenetics in substance use disorder and relapse.  Dr. Cowan is the William E. Murray SmartState Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at MUSC.

Dr. Leigh Ridings
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Leigh Ridings about addressing the mental health care needs of children (and their caregivers) following a pediatric traumatic injury and hospitalization. Dr. Ridings is a Clinical Psychologist and a Postdoctoral Fellow at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marian Dale about specific exercise routines that can help patients who have Parkinson’s disease.   Dr. Dale is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a Neurologist in the Movement Disorders Program at MUSC.

Dietary Supplements

Jan 22, 2019
Dr. Bernadette Marriott
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Bernadette Marriott about and dietary supplements.  Dr. Marriott is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at MUSC, and earlier in her career she was the Founding Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Goodier about preventing birth defects.   Dr. Goodier is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo about mental health care services and access, for underserved populations.  Dr. Orengo-Aguayo is an Assistant Professor and bilingual licensed Clinical Psychologist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC. 

Dr. Joshua Smith
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Joshua Smith about strategies for long-term recovery from alcohol use disorder.  Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is the Clinical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Addiction Sciences Division at MUSC.

Dr. Kevin Gray
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kevin Gray about the health risks to teens and preteens who are using e-cigarettes.  Dr. Gray is a Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Dr. Sarah Book
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Book about alcohol use disorder and treatment.  Dr. Book is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Division of Addiction Sciences at MUSC.

Panic Disorder

Dec 31, 2018
Dr. Alyssa Rheingold
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about evidence based therapy for panic disorder.   Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Co-Director of the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research program at MUSC.

Dr. Kenneth Ruggiero
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kenneth Ruggiero about help for patients who develop depression, PTSD or other mental health issues follow a traumatic injury. Dr. Ruggiero is a Professor in the College of Nursing and he is the Director of the Telehealth Resilience and Recovery Program at MUSC. 

Dr. Don Rockey
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about the role the microbiome plays in a healthy digestive system and other aspects of health.  Dr. Rockey is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

Dr. Frances Rowinsky Koch
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Frances Rowinsky Koch about newborn health screening available to all newborn babies in S.C.  Dr. Koch is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Neonatologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about helping teens become safe drivers and reducing teen motor vehicle crashes and fatalities.  Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Edward O'Bryan
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Edward O’Bryan about electronic visits (E-visits) and virtual urgent care as a way for patients to have telemedicine appointments with providers for certain common illnesses. Dr. O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Division Chief of Global Health and Telemedicine at MUSC.

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about a specialized talk therapy that is helpful in treating social anxiety disorder.   Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Co-Director of the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research program at MUSC.

Dr. Terry Dixon, MUSC
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Terry Dixon about protecting infants from pertussis or whooping cough.  Dr. Dixon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Ultrasound Imaging

Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Susan Ackerman
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Susan Ackerman about ultrasound imaging used to help evaluate and diagnose a variety of medical conditions.  Dr. Ackerman is a Professor of Radiology and the Division Director of Ultrasound at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo about providing trauma assistance to school staff and children in Puerto Rico in the aftermath and devastation of Hurricane Maria.  Dr. Orengo-Aguayo is an Assistant Professor and bilingual licensed Clinical Psychologist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC. 

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