Public Radio and TV to Broadcast 'Mind-Body Dialogues' Program Held Here Recently

Public radio and television stations in the Twin Cities have announced plans to broadcast “Everything in Its Place: Mind-Body Dialogues,” a program held on the University of St. Thomas campus Oct. 29.

Moderated by Cathy Wurzer of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” the program featured Matthew Sanford and Dr. Bruce Kramer, two unique figures in the fast-emerging subject of mind-body consciousness. The three discussed a variety of topics on the mind-body relationship, including disability, health care, mental health, caregivers and faith.

  • Minnesota Public Radio News will carry the program at noon Friday, Dec. 6, at 91.1 FM. The program also can be heard via the Internet. Information is available here.
  • Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) will carry the program at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

The program was sponsored by an alliance of several departments, schools and programs at St. Thomas and St. Catherine University.

Both Sanford and Kramer write blogs and speak publicly on the topic. Both use a wheelchair.

Sanford has been a paralyzed from the chest down for the last 35 years. He is an award-winning author, health care innovator, yoga instructor and founder of the nonprofit Mind Body Solutions.

Kramer, former dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at St. Thomas, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in late 2010. He launched his blog, Dis Ease Diary, shortly after. Wurzer has featured him on “Morning Edition” in the series Bruce Kramer: Living With ALS.