“Music Heals” is part of a station wide commitment to illuminating the powerful and soothing impact of music on the listener’s mental and physical well-being. The healing power of music is at the heart of the WXPN Musicians On Call program which has brought live music to the bedsides of over 60,000 patients and their families at six area hospitals since 2004, helping them transcend physical pain and the emotional challenges of illness.
The following audio features explore the impact of music on mental health and wellness with a series of programs and segments geared to both adults and children. XPN Morning Show host Michaela Majoun and News Director Bob Bumbera report on various mental health issues and how music helps in the healing process.
President & CEO of Friends Hospital, Geoff Botek talks about the "healing power of music" as witnessed through first hand experience.
Philly singer-songwriter Katie Frank discusses with Bob Bumbera about how she uses music as a recreational therapist.
Michaela Majoun talks to Warren Oree from the Lifeline Music Coalition, abut how he got involved with music and how it changed his life.
Bob Bumbera talks to Scot Sax about his work with "Project Playback"
Here is the first piece with Bob Bumbera and Joe Pyle, President of the Scattergood Foundation.
Please be sure to check out this list of Mental Health Resources.