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Music Heals

"Music can change the world because it can change people." ~Bono

“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.



WXPN's Morning Show host Michaela Majoun interviews Doris Grandinetti, Director of Business Development for the musical ensemble Women Of The World about the healing power of music and how music can empower women and girls.

Seattle singer songwriter Levi Ware discusses the program he founded, the Melodic Caring Project, which beams out customized concerts to hospitalized children.

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee discusses his involvement with WXPN's Musicians On Call Program and the healing power of music with XPN's Morning Show News reporter Bob Bumbera.

On this special "Music Heals" edition of Kids Corner, host Kathy O'Connell talks with Tracey Thomasey from the Support Center for Child Advocates about sadness, depression and more.


XPN Morning Show host Michaela Majoun talks with Shawn Colvin about Shawn’s depression and how she overcame it.


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.

Music Heals is made possible with support from Friends Hospital and the Scattergood Foundation

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