will be taped and used as an episode of Zorba Paster
on Your Health to air on an as yet undetermined date
on WUKY. Audience members will be able to ask questions
of Dr. Paster during the taping.
Ky. (Oct. 28, 2002) -- Public radio's personal
physician, Zorba Paster, M.D., will
visit Lexington as a guest of WUKY (FM 91.3) at 10
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Kentucky Theatre. He
will talk about his experiences as a physician, his
thoughts on healthy living, and his role as host of
Public Radio International's "Zorba Paster on
Your Health," which airs Sundays at 10 a.m. on
WUKY. Paster will be joined by his radio co-host Tom
Clark. The session will be taped and used as an episode
of "Zorba Paster on Your Health" to air
on an undetermined date on WUKY. Audience members
will be able to ask questions of Paster during the
Tickets for A Morning with Zorba Paster, M.D., are
priced at $25 per person and are available by calling
WUKY during business hours at (859) 257-3221, or online
Paster first appeared as a guest expert on Wisconsin
Public Radio's newsmagazine, "Morning People,"
with Tom Clark. The two clicked, and Paster became
a regular guest on Clark's statewide, morning drive-time
call-in, "Conversations With Tom Clark,"
and later, "Clark & Company." The programs
were so well received, Wisconsin Public Radio teamed
the two for a weekly, national talk show "Zorba
Paster on Your Health."
A Chicago native, Paster has traveled and studied
extensively in Asia and India, where he volunteered
medical expertise and services for the Tibetan refugee
population in Northern India's Himalayas. He credits
his mentor, the late patient advocate Dr. Robert Mendelsohn
(author of "Diary of a Medical Heretic,"
"MALEpractice: The Medical Abuse of Women,"
and "How to Raise a Healthy Child, in Spite of
Your Doctor"), with fostering his respect for
These days, he mentors medical students as an assistant
clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition,
Paster maintains a busy clinical practice in Oregon,
Wis.; chairs the Dean Medical Center Family Practice
Department; is past president of the Southcentral
Chapter of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians;
is a member of the Institutional Review Board of St.
Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis.; is active in clinical
medical research; and presents workshops on using
radio and television for patient education.
In fall 1992, Paster was voted Madison, Wisconsin's
Favorite Self-Help Guru in Isthmus' newspaper's annual
Native Guide Poll. He also has been featured in newspapers
and magazines, including the Milwaukee Journal and
Madison Magazine, and wrote the forward to the popular
fitness book, "Stretch and Strengthen,"
by Judy Alter.
In his free time, Paster enjoys cooking and baking
and spending time with his family. He admits to indulging
in junk food but says he makes up for it by biking
with his family in the summers and, in the winter,
downhill skiing with his children in Northern Wisconsin
and Colorado. He makes his home in rural Oregon, Wis.,
where he lives with his wife, Penny, and their four
For more information, call Gail Bennett or John Midbo
at (859) 257-3221.