For all media interview requests – please feel free to contact Corinna West at eight one six 392 – 6074 or corinnawest at gmail dot com.

Recent media appearances:

“A Winter Bike Ride Across the Midwest,” Whole “Nother Story, Kevin Killeen, KMOX 1120 AM, March 8, 2013

“Poetry for Personal Power,” Channel 36 KTRM-TV news about Truman State University’s Event. April 12, 2012

“Poetry for Personal Power,” Usucceed – UMKC online Newsletter (circulation of approx. 15,000). Summary of UMKC event.

Sigma Tau Delta Hosts Poetry for Personal Power,” Harris-Stowe State University Faculty newsletter –  Mary Pier, Review of Sigma Tau Delta English honor society’s 80 years on campus, highlighted last year by our event. Vol 1:1 Spring, 2011.

“What Is Mental Health and How do We Get It?” Homelessness Marathon, Jeremy Alderson, KKFI 90.1 FM, February 22, 2011

I recently appeared in the Homlessness Marathon on February 22, 2011. This was THE place to be in Kansas City for a mental health and homeless advocate. The most important thing I learned was that most homeless people were productive citizens before they became homeless. The idea that most homeless people have a mental health or substance abuse problem doesn’t actually bear up to research. On the other hand, many people that are homeless are being pressured into accepting help for mental illnesses that they may or may not actually have. Here’s that video:

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“Two KC Bicycle Advocates Ride to Jefferson City,” Stephanie Liebergen, NBC Action News, Jan 29, 2011
Brian and I were featured for riding our bicycles to Jefferson City for Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Day. It turned out that the event got snowed out when the capitol got a foot of snow that day. We took the train home a day early and got back before the heavy snow.

“Bicycle Advocates Ride to the Capitol” Kara Marxer, KMBZ 980 AM News Radio, Jan. 28, 2011

“Wellness Wordworks Launch Party” online newspapers. In International School Counselor, Trauma Daily, and Anna Grove Heffernan Daily, 2011 “

“Pages Worth Turning at the Paragraph Gallery,” Theresa Bembnister, Kansas City Star, Dec. 9, 2010

“Bicycling, Olympics, and advocacy,” Jeremy Taylor Show, About the House, KWLN 1320 AM Radio, March 20, 2010

“Mental Health Advocacy,” Mecca Rayne, KSNT Channel 27, Topeka, March 18, 2010

“Librarian 411: Turn the Page” Missouri Institute of Mental Health, September 2010. Feature film for librarians to share stories of Missouri authors who have disabilities.

“Flipping for Judo,” Deborah Cole, Jefferson City News Tribune, February 16, 2010

Kansas City Cyclists Brave the Snow in Three Day Journey to Jeff City,” Carolyn Szczepanski, Pitch Weekly, February 16, 2010

“Bicycle Advocates Commute to the Capitol,” Madison Marcolla, KOMU, February 16, 2010

“A Story of Hope,” Steve Moffitt, Mind Matters Monthly, Fall 2008

“Bike 4 the Brain Seeks to Dispel Stigma of Mental Illness,” Diane Carroll, The Kansas City Star, August 23, 2008

“New Research on Adult ADHD” KMBC Channel 9 News, Summer 2008 “Cruising KC on Two Wheels,” Monica Watrous, Ink Magazine, April 23, 2008

“A River Runs Through Us,” Edward M. Eveld, Kansas City Star, August 1, 2007

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