Local Artists Talk Healthcare
HealthSource RI and WBRU have been interviewing members of RI’s artistic community about healthcare. Check it. For the summer of 2014, HealthSource RI and WBRU have teamed up with the mission of making YOU aware of the local Affordable Healthcare Act. Over the coming weeks, WBRU will be sharing video interviews with some of our favorite and most respected local artists and musicians regarding their experiences with healthcare here. Keep coming back, as we will be adding to it all summer long.
Katie Dickson O’Donnell
Katie is the owner of The Wooden Midshipman in Warren, RI as well as a key player in the Warren Revival project. As a 27-year old independent business owner and entrepreneur, Katie had a lot to say on the subject of healthcare.
William Schaff is an artist as well as a member of the What Cheer? Brigade based in Warren, RI. He is known for his work for bands Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brown Bird, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Keith McCurdy is the lead singer and songwriter for Providence-based band Vudu Sister. Vudu Sister craft songs of death, despair and insanity through various mediums of gothy, grunge-tinged death-folk and rock and roll. Recently, Keith sought help for emotional and psychological issues and speaks of his experience here.
MorganEve Swain is a full-time musician based in Rhode Island, most recently known for her work with Brown Bird. MorganEve stresses the need for healthcare as artists and musicians as well as shares her experiences with needing to quickly obtain healthcare when bandmate and husband, David Lamb, fell ill.