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Pacifica Radio Interview with David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom

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On Friday, 16 February 2007 at 2:30 pm PST or 5:30 pm EST you may hear Pacifica Radio's "Pushing Limits" show feature an interview with David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International. Part two of the show airs 2 March 2007.

Pacifica Radio Interview with David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom

David Oaks, Director, MFI


News Release from KPFA-FM - Pacifica Radio



Pushing Limits presents the first of a two-part series on the mental health care system on Friday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m.


Co-hosts Leah Gardner and Eddie Ytuarte interview David Oaks, director of MindFreedom, an international organization dedicated to ending psychiatric abuse and in promoting humane alternatives in mental health care.

Mr. Oaks will talk about MindFreedom's legal battle against drug manufacturer Eli Lilly's efforts to block the dissemination of documents about its drug Zyprexa.

Other topics to be discussed will be the globalization of the mental health system, race and gender issues, and the beneficial options in mental health care.

Part two will air March 2 and will be a follow up to issues raised in the first program, featuring testimonials and call ins from people who have had experience with mental health care.

Pushing Limits is heard on KPFA-FM, 94.1 in Berkeley, California, USA.

Pushing Limits shows may also be heard on the Internet and are archived at http://www.kpfa.org

[Pushing Limits is an internationally acclaimed radio show on the cross disability movement.]

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